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Ohio Supreme Court Throws Out Proposed Dialysis Amendment

Several associations opposed the amendment

Issue 2 is no longer an issue. On Monday, the Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a petition for a proposed constitutional amendment that supporters said would control the cost of kidney dialysis.

The court unanimously ruled that because the paid organizers of the petition campaign didn’t make the required disclosures to the Ohio secretary of state’s office before gathering signatures, all of the signatures must be thrown out. The deadline to file ballot measures for the Nov. 6 election was July 4.

“What this means is that this will not be on the November ballot,” said Sam Rossi, a spokesman for the Ohio secretary of state’s office, which administers statewide elections. That leaves one issue on the fall ballot: Issue 1, or the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment. It would downgrade many drug offenses to misdemeanors.

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