The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission was established in R.C. 103.61 with the passage of
House Bill 188. The Commission is modeled after the 1970s Ohio Constitutional Revision
Commission, whose published recommendations may be accessed at
The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is charged under R.C. 103.61 with:
- Studying the Constitution of Ohio;
- Promoting an exchange of experiences and suggestions respecting desired changes in the
- Considering the problems pertaining to the amendment of the Constitution; and
- Making recommendations from time to time to the general assembly for the amendment of the
A commission recommendation is void unless it receives a two-thirds vote of the membership of the
commission. In the event of a call for a constitutional convention, the Ohio Constitutional
Modernization Commission shall
report to the general assembly its recommendations with respect to the organization of a convention,
and report to the convention its recommendations with respect to amendment of the Constitution.
The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission shall make its first report to the general assembly
not later than January 1, 2013. Thereafter, it shall report at least every two years until its
work is completed. The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission shall complete its work on or
before July 1, 2021, and shall cease to exist at that time. The terms of all members shall expire
July 1, 2021.
The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission meets on the second Thursday of every other month.
If you would like to receive notices of future meetings, please join the OCMC mailing list