COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) —
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced this week that his office has certified
a petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution imposing term
limits for Ohio Supreme Court members.
The petition was brought
forward Oct. 26 by the Committee to Impose Term Limits on the Ohio
Supreme Court and to Preclude Special Legal Status for Members and Employees
of the Ohio General Assembly. The petition had the necessary 1,000 valid
signatures from registered Ohio voters and a “fair and truthful” summary of the
“Without passing upon the
advisability of the approval or rejection of the measure to be referred, but
pursuant to the duties imposed upon the Attorney General’s Office […] I hereby
certify that the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the proposed law,”
DeWine stated in the certification letter.
The Ohio Ballot Board will
determine if the amendment contains a single issue or multiple issues.
Afterward, petitioners must then collect signatures for each issue from
registered voters in 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, equal to 5 percent of
the total vote cast in the country for the office of governor at the last