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 proposed amendment.
“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 gubernatorial election.