Proposed Ohio Constitutional Amendment from
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray
Sparked by an inquiry from an Ohio soldier serving in Iraq, Richard Cordray proposed a constitutional
amendment to provide compensation to Ohio veterans of the conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and
Iraq. The Ohio House and Senate voted to put the amendment on the Nov. 3, 2009 ballot as Issue 1.
Ohio voters will have the final say.
In the past, Ohio has issued bonds through four separate voter-approved amendments to the state’s
constitution in order to provide compensation to its veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Veterans who served in Afghanistan, Iraq or the Persian Gulf would receive $100 for each month of service
up to a total of $1,000. Veterans who served elsewhere during those conflicts would receive $50 a month
up to a total of $500. Family members of those killed in action would receive $5,000 in addition to any other
allowable compensation. These figures are in line with previous service bonuses, updated for inflation.
Want to help?
Call (800) 282-0515, visit www.SpeakOutOhio.gov/VeteransBonus or send
an e-mail to Veterans@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov to be notified of updates.
Spread the word! Inform your family and friends about the veterans’ bonus.
Visit www.SpeakOutOhio.gov/VeteransBonus to download and print this flier.
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