Issue 1
To Reduce Penalties for Crimes of Obtaining, Possessing, and Using Illegal Drugs Proposed Constitutional Amendment Proposed by Initiative Petition to add a new Section 12 to Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

If adopted, the amendment would:

  • Require sentence reductions of incarcerated individuals, except individuals incarcerated for murder, rape, or child molestation, by up to 25% if the individual participates in rehabilitative, work, or educational programming.
  • Mandate that criminal offenses of obtaining, possessing, or using any drug such as fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, and other controlled substances cannot be classified as a felony, but only a misdemeanor.
  • Prohibit jail time as a sentence for obtaining, possessing, or using such drugs until an individual’s third offense within 24 months.
  • Allow an individual convicted of obtaining, possessing, or using any such drug prior to the effective date of the amendment to ask a court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, regardless of whether the individual has completed the sentence.
  • Require any available funding, based on projected savings, to be applied to state-administered rehabilitation programs and crime victim funds.
  • Require a graduated series of responses, such as community service, drug treatment, or jail time, for minor, non-criminal probation violations.

Issue 7
PROPOSED TAX LEVY (ADDITIONAL)
SYLVANIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
An additional tax for the benefit of Sylvania City School District for the purpose of providing for school safety and security at a rate not exceeding 0.9 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.09 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2018, first due in 2019.

Issue 9
PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
COUNTY OF LUCAS
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Lucas for the purpose of the support of children services and the care and placement of children at a rate not exceeding 1.85 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.185 for each $100 of valuation, for ten years, commencing in 2018, first due in 2019.

Issue 10
PROPOSED BOND ISSUE COUNTY OF LUCAS
Shall bonds be issued by the County of Lucas for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a new County jail and behavioral health assessment center and acquiring, clearing, improving and equipping the sites thereof in the principal amount of $185,000,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 1.37 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.137 for each one hundred dollars of tax evaluation, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Issue 11
PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
COUNTY OF LUCAS.

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Lucas for the purpose of the operation of mental health programs and alcohol and drug addiction programs by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for ten years, commencing in 2018, first due in 2019.

Issue 12
PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
LUCAS COUNTY
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority for the purpose of the Port Authority including its economic and jobs development programs at a rate not exceeding 0.4 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.04 for each $100 of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2019, first due in 2020.