A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution will eliminate municipalities' power of eminent domain, unless authority has been granted by the General Assembly. Senate Joint Resolution 6, 126th General Assembly. The proposal is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which allows eminent domain takings for business development. Three-fifths of the legislature have to support the joint resolution in order to place the issue on a statewide ballot. Oh. Const. Art. XVI, § 1. See Koziura Trying to Limit Eminent Domain by Matt Suman, The Morning Journal, July 28, 2005. Source: Ohio Law Blog.