Petitions Submitted to the Attorney General's Office
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List of petitions submitted to the Attorney General's Office

Initiative Name Date Submitted Type Amends/Adds AG Action
Marijuana Rights and Regulations
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/17/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article I of the Ohio Constitution Rejected March 23, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission) #4
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/5/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified March 6, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission) #3
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/5/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified March 6, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission) #2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/5/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified March 6, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission) #1
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/5/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified March 6, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
An Amendment to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/2/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article XV, Section 12 of the Ohio Constitution Rejected March 10, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Lifetime General Assembly Term Limits Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/19/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article II, Section 2 of the Ohio Constitution Certified February 27, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/10/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified February 20, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
The Secure and Fair Elections Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/22/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Rejected January 31, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
Raise the Wage Ohio Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/17/2020 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article II, Section 34a of the Ohio Constitution Certified January 27, 2020
AG Action (PDF)
Nursing Facility Patients’ Bill of Rights (Carolyn’s Law)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
11/25/2019 Constitutional Amendment Amends Section 15 of the Ohio Constitution Rejected December 5, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum of Am. Sub. H.B. No. 6 (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
8/16/2019 Referendum To enact and amend sections 3706.40 through 3706.65 of the Ohio Revised Code Certified August 29, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Am. Sub. H.B. 6
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/29/2019 Referendum Referendum on Am. Sub. H.B. 6 Rejected August 12, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/9/2019 Initiated Statute To enact Section 2923.26 of the Ohio Revised Code Certified July 19, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/10/2019 Initiated Statute Amends Section 2923.26 of the Ohio Revised Code Rejected June 20, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
The Presidential Election Popular Vote Amendment #1
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/21/2019 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XX, Section 1 Certified April 1, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
The Presidential Election Popular Vote Amendment #2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/21/2019 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XX, Section 1 Rejected April 1, 2019
AG Action (PDF)
Short-Term Loan Consumer Protection Amendment (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
5/11/2018 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 14 to Article XV to establish new regulations for short-term loans Certified May 21, 2018
AG Action (PDF)
Marijuana Rights and Regulations (resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/30/2018 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 24 to Article I to Legalize Marijuana in Ohio Certified May 10,018
AG Action (PDF)
Marijuana Rights and Regulations
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/9/2018 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 24 to Article to Legalize Marijuana in Ohio Rejected April 19, 2018
AG Action (PDF)
Short-Term Loan Consumer Protection Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/28/2018 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 14 to Article XV to establish new regulations for short-term loans Rejected March 9, 2018
AG Action (PDF)
Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/30/2018 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XIX to require certain patient care standards and rebates in dialysis care Certified February 9, 2018
AG Action (PDF)
The Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
12/1/2017 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV regarding penalties for criminal drug offenses Certified December 8, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
The Initiative and Referendum Amendment for Counties and Township
Initiative Petition (PDF)
11/17/2017 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 23 to Article I Certified November 27, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Community Rights Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
11/17/2017 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 22 to Article I Certified November 27, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Puppy Mill Prevention Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/6/2017 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 13 to Article XV Certified September 15, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
5/10/2017 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article XI to change the process for congressional redistricting, Certified May 22, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/24/2017 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article XI to change the process for congressional redistricting, Rejected May 4, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/24/2017 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article I, Section 10a Certified February 3, 2017
AG Action (PDF)
Re: Term Limits (Untitled)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/26/2016 Constitutional Amendment Amends Articles II & IV to impose term limits on the Ohio Supreme Court Certified November 7, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
To criminalize the killing, known as ‘abortion,’ of all pre-born human beings in the Ohio Const...
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/2/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to Prohibit Abortions Rejected September 12, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Amendment to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/15/2016 Constitutional Amendment Not Known Rejected June 22, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment (Second Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/28/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 22 to Article I to Legalize Marijuana in Ohio Certified April 7, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Medical Use of Marijuana (Second Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/15/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Certified March 25, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/10/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 22 to Article I to Legalize Marijuana in Ohio Rejected March 21, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment (Fourth Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/8/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected March 18, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative (Sixth Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/4/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 2s to Article VIII regarding issuance of bonds for clean energy initiatives Certified March 14, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Ethics First Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/4/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 43 to Article II regarding obligations of members and employees of the General Assembly Certified March 14, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Medical Use of Marijuana
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/3/2016 Constitutional Amendment Medical Use of Marijuana Rejected March 11, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Motor Voter Automatic Registration
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/16/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 10 to Article V to require voter registration when applying for a driver's license Rejected February 26, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment (Third Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/13/2016 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected January 22, 2016
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative (Fifth Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/23/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article VIII, Section 2 regarding issuance of bonds for clean energy initiatives Certified November 2, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Fair Wage Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/13/2015 Constitutional Amendment Amends Section 34a of Article II to increase Ohio's Minimum Wage to $12.00 per hour. Certified October 23, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/24/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected October 2, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Strengthening Term Limits on State Legislators
Initiative Petition (PDF)
8/28/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 43 to Article 2 to Limit Service in the General Assembly to No More than 12 Years Certified September 8, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Drug Price Relief Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/22/2015 Initiated Statute Adds Section 194.01 to the Ohio Revised Code Certified August 3, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/20/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected July 29, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Fresh Start Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/24/2015 Initiated Statute Amends ORC 2953.37 to provide for expungement of certain drug related convictions. Certified July 6, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Cannabis Control Amendment (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/8/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Certified June 17, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Cannabis Control Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
5/11/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Section 12 to Article XV to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected May 21, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/28/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XV, Section 12 to legalize marijuana and hemp in Ohio Certified May 7, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Legalize Marijuana in Ohio
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/17/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XV, Section 12 to legalize marijuana in Ohio Rejected April 24, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Marijuana Legalization Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/3/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XV, Section 12 to legalize marijuana in Ohio Certified March 13, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/17/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds new article to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Rejected Feb. 25, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
Medical Marijuana and Personal Use Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/13/2015 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article XV, Section 12 to provide for legalization of marijuana for medical and personal use. Rejected Feb. 23, 2015
AG Action (PDF)
The Bottle Bill for Ohio (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/29/2014 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article XV, Section 2 to require refundable deposits to be paid on containers. Certified Oct. 8, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative (Fourth Submission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/26/2014 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article VIII, Section 2 regarding issuance of bonds for clean energy initiatives Certified July 7, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative
Initiative Petition (PDF)
5/9/2014 Constitutional Amendment Article VIII, Section II Rejected, May 19, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment (Second Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/4/2014 Constitutional Amendment Repeals and replaces Article XV, Section 11 regarding marriage law in Ohio Certified April 14, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Bottle Bill for Ohio
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/17/2014 Initiated Statute Amends ORC 3736.02 to allow residents to receive refundable deposits on beverage containers. Rejected March 27, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Voters Bill of Rights
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/28/2014 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article V, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution Certified March 10, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Voters Bill of Rights
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/4/2014 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article I, Section V Rejected February 13, 2014
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative
Initiative Petition (PDF)
11/12/2013 Constitutional Amendment Article VIII, Section 2 Certified November 18, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
The Access to Healthcare Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/4/2013 Initiated Statute Enact ORC 5163.04 Certified September 13, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis
Initiative Petition (PDF)
8/2/2013 Constitutional Amendment End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 Rejected August 12, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Sub. H.B. 7 (Internet Cafes)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/10/2013 Referendum Referendum on Sweepstakes Terminal Device Restrictions Certified June 21, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Rights Group
Initiative Petition (PDF)
5/7/2013 Constitutional Amendment Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment Certified, May 17, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
Coalition to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/22/2013 Constitutional Amendment To Authorize Prayer in School Rejected May 2, 2013
AG Action (PDF)
Ohioans for Ohio
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/30/2012 Constitutional Amendment An Ohioans for Ohio amendment Rejected, Nov. 7, 2012,
AG Action (PDF)
Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom (Resubmission)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/26/2012 Constitutional Amendment Repeal and Replace Article XV, Section 11 Certified April 3, 2012
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/19/2012 Constitutional Amendment Article XI: add & repeal parts of §§ 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, & 13; repeal §§ 8 & 14; adds §16 Certified March 29, 2012
AG Action (PDF)
Freedom to Marriage & Religious Freedom Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/1/2012 Constitutional Amendment Repeal & Replace Article XV, Section 11 Rejected, March 9, 2012
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative
Initiative Petition (PDF)
2/10/2012 Constitutional Amendment Article VIII, Section 2s Certified Feb. 21, 2012
AG Action (PDF)
Freedom to choose whether to participate in a labor organization
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/23/2012 Constitutional Amendment Adds Article I, Section 22 Certified Feb. 1, 2012
AG Action (PDF)
The Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/12/2012 Constitutional Amendment Article XV, Section 12 Certified 1/20/2012
AG Action (PDF)
Personhood Ohio
Initiative Petition (PDF)
12/21/2011 Constitutional Amendment Article I, Section 16(b) Certified December 30, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Freedom to choose whether to participate in a labor organization as a condition of employment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
11/10/2011 Constitutional Amendment Article I, Section 22 Rejected November 17, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on House Bill 319 Sections 1 and 2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/17/2011 Referendum Referendum on Newly Drawn Congressional Districts Certified Oct. 21, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Personhood Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/14/2011 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article I, Sections 1 and 16 Rejected, Oct. 24, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
10/6/2011 Constitutional Amendment An alternative medical treatment amendment Certified 10/14/2011
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/7/2011 Constitutional Amendment Article XV, Section 12 - Medical Cannabis Rejected, 9/16/11
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Am. Sub. H.B. 194 (Elections Reform) Re-submitted
Initiative Petition (PDF)
8/5/2011 Referendum Repeal Am. Sub. H.B. 194 in its entirety Certified, August 18, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/27/2011 Constitutional Amendment The Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment (to allow medical cannabis) Rejected August 3, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Am. Sub. H.B. 194 (Elections Reform)
Initiative Petition (PDF)
7/18/2011 Referendum Amends Portions of H.B. 194 Rejected Aug. 1, 2011
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Am. Sub. S.B. 5 - Long Version
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/4/2011 Referendum Am. Sub. S.B. 5 Rejected 4/15/11
AG Action (PDF)
Referendum on Am. Sub. S.B. 5 - Short Version
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/4/2011 Referendum Am. Sub. S.B. 5 Certified 4/15/11
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 4
Initiative Petition (PDF)
4/23/2010 Constitutional Amendment An Ohio Sovereignty Amendment Certified May 3, 2010
AG Action (PDF)
Preserve the Freedom to Choose Healthcare Coverage
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/22/2010 Constitutional Amendment Article I, Section 21 Certified, April 1, 2010
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 3
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/16/2010 Constitutional Amendment An Ohio Sovereignty Amendment Rejected 3/26/10
AG Action (PDF)
Livestock Board Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/27/2010 Constitutional Amendment Amends Article XIV Certified 2/5/2010
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
12/23/2009 Constitutional Amendment Add Article XIV Rejected December 30, 2009
AG Action (PDF)
Ohio Dog Auctions Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/23/2009 Statutory Amendment Enact ORC 955.54 Certified Oct. 2, 2009
AG Action (PDF)
Casino Amendment #2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/25/2009 Initiated Constitutional Amendment Amends Art XV Sec 6 Approved April 3, 2009
AG Action (PDF)
Casino Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
3/11/2009 Initiated Constitutional Amendment Amends Art XV Sec 6 Rejected March 23, 2009
AG Action (PDF)
Payday Lending Bill #3
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/27/2008 Referendum Repeals Section 3 of HB 545 Approved July 10, 2008
AG Action (PDF)
Payday Lending Bill #2
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/25/2008 Referendum Repeals Sub. HB 545 Rejected July 10, 2008
AG Action (PDF)
Payday Lending Bill
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/9/2008 Referendum Repeals Sub. HB 545 Rejected June 19, 2008
AG Action (PDF)
Wage Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/6/2008 Initiatied Constitutional Amendment Ohio Constitution Art. II, Sec. 34a Rejected June 19, 2008
AG Action (PDF)
Casino Amendment #3
Initiative Petition (PDF)
12/11/2007 Initiated Constitutional Amendment Adds Art. XV Sec. 6a to the Ohio Constitution Approved 12/20/07
AG Action (PDF)
Lead Paint Referendum
Initiative Petition (PDF)
9/7/2007 Referendum Repeals amendments to R.C. 1356.09, 2307.71, 2307.73, and 2317.02 Certified September 11, 2007
Strip Club Referendum
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/12/2007 Referendum Repeals Amendments to RC Sec. 503.52, 715.55, and 2907.40 Certified June 15, 2007
Healthy Families Act
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/8/2007 Init. Statute Adds R.C. Chapter 4114 Certified April 16, 2007
Smoking Amendment
Initiative Petition (PDF)
6/4/2007 Const. Amend. Adds Art. XV Sec. 12 Rejected June 11, 2007
Guar. High Quality Pub. Ed.
Initiative Petition (PDF)
1/28/2007 Const. Amend. Adds Art. VI Sec. 2(A) - (K) Certified Feb. 7, 2007
Community Defense Act #3
Initiative Petition (PDF)
8/11/2006 Init. Statute Adds RC 3567.01-03 Certified Aug. 21, 2006