Title: Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits the collection of signatures for a petition while the Secretary of State determines the sufficiency of the number of signatures on the petition.
Prohibits petitioners from collecting or filing signatures after a petition has been submitted to the Secretary of State for verification (Sec. 1).
Authorizes petitioners to collect and file signatures for up to an additional 10 days if the Secretary of State determines that the submitted petition requires more signatures (Sec. 1).
Specifies that a signature obtained more than 1 year before the petition is filed is not valid (Sec. 1).
Prohibits an individual from signing a petition unless the individual is registered to vote and lives in a precinct in which the subject of the petition will appear on the ballot (Sec. 1).
Specifies that only individuals who are 18 years or older and a resident of Ohio may circulate an initiative or referendum petition (Sec. 1).