PRIOR PASSAGE - NONE
PRINTER'S NO. 409
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
413
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY RAFFERTY, GREENLEAF, YUDICHAK, COSTA, HUTCHINSON
AND BREWSTER, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
REFERRED TO FINANCE, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, further providing for exemptions and special
provisions relating to taxation.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby resolves as follows:
Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of
Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:
(1) That section 2 of Article VIII be amended by adding a
subsection to read:
ยง 2. Exemptions and special provisions.
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(d) Any person who is a citizen and resident of this
Commonwealth and volunteers and serves at least 100 hours
annually for at least two years consecutively as a volunteer
firefighter or emergency medical technician shall be exempt from
the payment of 15% of any real property taxes imposed by a
political subdivision upon the residence occupied by that
person.
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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
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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