§ 9. [Appropriation for public] Public purposes.
(a) The General Assembly shall not authorize any
municipality or incorporated district to become a stockholder in
any company, association or corporation, or to obtain or
appropriate money for, or to loan its credit to, any
corporation, association, institution or individual. The General
Assembly may provide standards by which municipalities or school
districts may give financial assistance or lease property to
public service, industrial or commercial enterprises if it shall
find that such assistance or leasing is necessary to the health,
safety or welfare of the Commonwealth or any municipality or
school district. Existing authority of any municipality or
incorporated district to obtain or appropriate money for, or to
loan its credit to, any corporation, association, institution or
individual, is preserved.
(b) A school district may not use its payroll system to
collect membership dues, nonmembership fees or a political
contribution from an employee. A provision in a collective
bargaining agreement which authorizes collection in violation of
this subsection is void.
Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
Assembly of these proposed constitutional amendments, the
Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to
comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article
XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the
required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in
which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after
passage of these proposed constitutional amendments.
(b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of these
proposed constitutional amendments, the Secretary of the
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