Does Secretary of State Have Legal Duty to Accept, Process Petitions Seeking Referendum on Video Lottery Terminals?
State ex rel. LetOhioVote.org v. Hon. Jennifer Brunner, Case no. 2009-1310
ISSUE: When the General Assembly has declared that certain provisions included in a legislative enactment are "appropriations for the current expenses of the state" and therefore are not subject to a referendum by voters, if citizens subsequently submit to the Secretary of State summary petitions seeking to initiate a statewide referendum on that legislative enactment, does the Secretary have a legal duty to process the petitions and commence the referendum process?