PRINTER'S NO.  2948

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

2118

Session of

2012

  

  

INTRODUCED BY JOSEPHS, STURLA, DAVIDSON, DeLUCA, FABRIZIO, HARHAI, HARKINS, HORNAMAN, PASHINSKI AND THOMAS, JANUARY 17, 2012

  

  

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, JANUARY 17, 2012  

  

  

  

A JOINT RESOLUTION

  

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth

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of Pennsylvania, further providing for the qualifications of

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Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby resolves as follows:

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Section 1.  The following amendment to the Constitution of

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Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:

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That section 5 of Article IV be amended to read:

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§ 5.  Qualifications of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and

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Attorney General.

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No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor,

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Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General except a citizen of the

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United States, who shall have attained the age of 30 years, and

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have been seven years next preceding his election an inhabitant

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of this Commonwealth, unless he shall have been absent on the

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public business of the United States or of this Commonwealth. No

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person shall be eligible to the office of Attorney General

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except a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. 

 


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No person holding the office of Attorney General shall be

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eligible for the office of Governor until four years after he

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leaves office.

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Section 2.  (a)  Upon the first passage by the General

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Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the

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Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to

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comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article

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XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the

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required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in

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which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after

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passage of this proposed constitutional amendment.

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(b)  Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this

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proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the

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Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the

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advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the

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Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required

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advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such

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newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of

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this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the

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Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment

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to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first

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primary, general or municipal election which meets the

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requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article

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XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least

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three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is

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passed by the General Assembly.

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