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(A) The petitioners may designate in any initiative or referendum petition a committee of not less than three of their number, who shall be regarded as filing the petition.
(B) After a petition has been filed with the Clerk, it shall be kept open for public inspection for ten days.
(C) If, after a petition proposing an ordinance or other measure has been filed with the Clerk, the proposed ordinance or other measure, or a substitute for the proposed ordinance or measure approved by the committee, is passed by the Legislative Authority, the majority of the committee shall notify the Board of Elections in writing and the proposed ordinance or measure shall not be submitted to a vote of the electors.
(D) If, after a verified referendum petition has been filed against any ordinance or measure, the Legislative Authority repeals the ordinance or measure, or it is held to be invalid, the Board shall not submit the ordinance or measure to a vote of the electors.
(R.C. § 731.34) (Rev. 2002)