COLUMBUS – State Representative Bernie Willis (R-Springfield) has voted in favor of an Ohio Senate resolution to increase the percentage of state voters required to make Ohio constitutional changes. Senate Joint Resolution 2 will increase the current threshold of 50% plus one vote to 60% of state voters before changes to the Ohio Constitution can be made. This resolution will be voted on by Ohioans to adopt the change.
Willis also supported an amendment to bring this vote to Ohioans in a special election in August. He had the following to say about Wednesday’s votes:
“Ohio’s Constitution has been far too susceptible to efforts by outside groups and special interests seeking to alter our Constitution to achieve their desired outcomes,” said Willis. “Now, with this amendment, we are trying to increase the threshold for constitutional changes, but this can not be done without Ohio voters. This resolution will go to the ballot in August and will be up to Ohioans whether they want this increase or not.”