This article looks at the one-subject rule's history and significant jurisprudence with particular note of any rules that can be determined. Next, we address the court's use of the rule in the controversial case of State ex rel. Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers v. Sheward. Finally, we look at Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 281-recently passed by the Ohio General Assembly-to determine if it will pass one-subject muster under recent jurisprudence.
Stephanie Hoffer and Travis McDade,
Of Disunity and Logrolling: Ohio's One-Subject Rule and the Very Evils It Was Designed to Prevent,
51 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol51/iss3/12