PRIOR PASSAGE - NONE
PRINTER'S NO. 208
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
225
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, BROOKS, VULAKOVICH, WARD, AUMENT,
HUTCHINSON, FOLMER, VOGEL, WHITE AND MARTIN, JANUARY 26, 2017
REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS, JANUARY 26, 2017
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, providing for general appropriation bill.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby resolves as follows:
Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with
Article XI:
That Article VIII be amended by adding a section to read:
ยง 18. General appropriation bill.
If the general appropriation bill is not enacted by the
constitutional deadline of June 30 in any year, the Commonwealth
shall maintain State appropriations at 80% of the amounts
specified in the general appropriation act for the most recent
fiscal year.
Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the
Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to
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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 this proposed constitutional amendment.
(b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this
proposed constitutional amendment, 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
this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the
Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment
to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first
primary, general or municipal election which meets the
requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article
XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least
three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is
passed by the General Assembly.
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