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AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1234
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE COHEN
Printer's No. 1901
12(1) That section 2 of Article II be amended to read:
13§ 2. Election of members; vacancies.
14Members of the General Assembly shall be chosen at the
15general election [every second year]. Their term of service
16shall begin on the first day of December next after their
17election. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either House, the
18presiding officer thereof shall issue a writ of election to fill
19such vacancy for the remainder of the term.
20(2) That section 3 of Article II be amended to read:
21§ 3. Terms of members.
28Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
29Assembly of these proposed constitutional amendments, the
30Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to
31comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article
32XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the
33required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in
34which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after
35passage of these proposed constitutional amendments.
1(b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of these
2proposed constitutional amendments, the Secretary of the
3Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the
4advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the
5Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required
6advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such
7newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of
8these proposed constitutional amendments. The Secretary of the
9Commonwealth shall submit the proposed constitutional amendments
10under section 1 of this resolution to the qualified electors of
11this Commonwealth as a single ballot question at the first
12primary, general or municipal election which meets the
13requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article
14XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least
15three months after the proposed constitutional amendments are
16passed by the General Assembly.