130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. J. R. No. 2  As Introduced
As Introduced

128th General Assembly
Regular Session
2009-2010
S. J. R. No. 2


Senator Coughlin 

Cosponsor: Senator Grendell 



A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing to enact Section 43 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to prohibit the General Assembly from enacting certain laws regarding health care.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:

       Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, three-fifths of the members elected to each house concurring herein, that there shall be submitted to the electors of the state, in the manner prescribed by law at the general election to be held on November 3, 2009, a proposal to enact Section 43 of Article II of the Constitution of Ohio to read as follows:

ARTICLE II

43.   The people have the right to enter into private contracts with health care providers for health care services and to purchase private health care coverage. The General Assembly may not require any person to participate in any health care system or plan, nor may it impose a penalty or fine, of any type, for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for participation in any particular health care system or plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE

        If adopted by a majority of the electors voting on this proposal, Section 43 of Article II of the Constitution of Ohio takes effect immediately.

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