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The Legislative and Executive Branch Committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission discussed the one subject rule contained in the Ohio Constitution, as well as amending the Ohio Constitutional to reform Congressional Redistricting.  See OCMC Press Release.   View meeting materials, including expert reports, here.

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Ohio’s Home-Rule Amendment: Why Ohio’s General Assembly Creating Regional Governments would Combat the Regional Race to the Bottom under Current Home-Rule Principles Jonathon Angarola A Citizen’s Guide to Redisticting Reform Through Referendum Grayson Keith Sieg

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SJR 2 ,introduced on July 22, 2015, reforms congressional redistricting in Ohio to make it more nonpartisan.  A similar proposal is pending in the Ohio House, H.J.R. 2. See Columbus Dispatch: Ohio senators push for congressional redistricting See our prior post Ohio Can Proceed with Congressional Redistricting Reforms – SCOTUS Approves Independent Redistricting Commissions

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The U.S. Supreme Court found that nonpartisan citizen commissions may draw lines for Congressional districts, instead of state legislatures.  See Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Indep. Redistricting Comm’n, No. 13-1314 (U.S. June 29, 2015).  Now Ohio can move forward with H.J.R. 2, a proposal to amend the Ohio Constitution to make the redistricting process more […]

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All meetings will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. If you are interested in addressing a committee please contact Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission at 614.644.2022. 9:30 a.m. Bill of Rights and Voting Committee – Room 018 of the Ohio Statehouse.  Possible adoption of recommendations […]

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All meetings will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  If you are interested in addressing a committee please contact Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission at 614.644.2022. 9:30 a.m. Education Public Institutions, and Local Government Committee–  Room 017 of the Ohio Statehouse.  Presentation by Senior Policy […]

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If you are interested in addressing a committee or the Commission, please contact Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission at 614.644.2022. The following meetings will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, April 9, 2015: 9:30 a.m. Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee – Room 018 of the Ohio Statehouse.  Presentation:  […]

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Yesterday, H.J.R. 2, a proposal to revise the redistricting process for congressional districts, was introduced in the Ohio House.  The proposal would, via new language added to the Ohio Constitution, create an independent Ohio Redistricting Commission and take the redistricting process out of the hands of the state legislature.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard […]

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