A JOINT RESOLUTION

 

1Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
2of Pennsylvania, providing for criteria for institutions of
3purely public charity.

4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby resolves as follows:

6Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of
7Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:

8That section 2(b) of Article VIII be amended by adding a
9clause to read:

10§ 2. Exemptions and special provisions.

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12(b) The General Assembly may, by law:

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14(vii) Establish uniform standards and qualifications which
15shall be the criteria to determine qualification as institutions
16of purely public charity under clause (v) of subsection (a) of
17this section.

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2Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
3Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the
4Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to
5comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article
6XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the
7required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in
8which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after
9passage of this proposed constitutional amendment.

10(b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this
11proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the
12Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the
13advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the
14Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required
15advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such
16newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of
17this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the
18Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment
19to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first
20primary, general or municipal election which meets the
21requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article
22XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least
23three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is
24passed by the General Assembly.

 

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