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GOP Lawmakers, Right to Life Meet with Ohio Chamber, Business Roundtable on Amendment Change

They want to raise amendment passage to 60 percent

The resolution to make it harder to amend the Ohio Constitution has been revived, just in time for voters to very likely choose if abortion should be legal in the state.

Last week, Ohio Republican lawmakers and Ohio Right to Life met with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Business Roundtable about the proposal to raise constitutional amendment passage to 60 percent, but both business groups say they haven’t taken a position.

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House Joint Resolution 1 is the revived resolution to make it harder to amend the Ohio constitution. Previously called H.J.R. 6 in previous General Assembly (the 134th, for those keeping count), it would require those petitions to receive a 60 percent supermajority vote to pass, instead of the simple 50 percent +1. This means that about 40 percent of the state would get to choose the law.

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