PUBLIC OFFICERS - TERMS
                    Act of Mar. 2, 1911, P.L. 8, No. 7                Cl. 65
                                  AN ACT

     To carry into complete operation the amendments to sections
        eight and twenty-one of article four, sections eleven and
        twelve of article five, sections two and three of article
        eight, section one of article twelve, and sections two and
        seven of article fourteen of the Constitution of the
        Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, adopted November second, one
        thousand nine hundred and nine; preventing any hiatus in the
        terms of offices affected thereby; fixing the time when the
        terms of certain officers shall hereafter begin; validating
        the official acts of certain officers during their extended
        terms, and defining the term "public officer" as used in this
        act.

        Whereas, The schedule for the amendments to sections eight
     and twenty-one of article four, sections eleven and twelve of
     article five, sections two and three of article eight, section
     one of article twelve, and sections two and seven of article
     fourteen of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of
     Pennsylvania, adopted November second, one thousand nine hundred
     and nine, does not carry said amendments into complete
     operation; now, therefore,--

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That all public officers
     holding office at the date of the approval of said amendments,--
     not otherwise provided for,--whose terms of office expire at any
     time during an odd-numbered year, shall continue to hold their
     offices until the first Monday of January in the next even-
     numbered year; and that all such officers whose terms expire in
     an even-numbered year shall continue to hold their offices until
     the first Monday of January in the next even-numbered year.
        Section 2.  All judges of the courts of the several judicial
     districts, associate judges and county officers holding office
     at the date of the approval of said amendments, whose
     commissions expire on the first Monday of January in an odd-
     numbered year, shall continue to hold their offices until the
     first Monday of January in the following even-numbered year.
        Section 3.  All official acts performed by any public
     officers during their terms, as extended by the said amendments
     to the Constitution, or by the said schedule therefor, or by
     this act, shall be valid and of the same force and effect as if
     each of said officers had been elected or commissioned to serve
     until the end of said extended terms.
        Section 4.  The terms of all public officers which have
     heretofore been fixed at an odd number of years, either by the
     Constitution or by special or general act of Assembly, shall
     each be lengthened one year: Provided, That this provision shall
     not apply to officers elected in the years one thousand nine
     hundred and eight or one thousand nine hundred and ten.
        Section 5.  The terms of all public officers elected in odd-
     numbered years shall hereafter begin on the first Monday of
     January succeeding their election, instead of the first Monday
     of December, as prescribed in the schedule to the amendments to
     the Constitution, adopted November second, one thousand nine
     hundred and nine: Provided, however, That the terms of the
     successors to all such officers, elected at the February
     election in the year one thousand nine hundred and ten, and
     beginning on the first Monday of December in the proper year, as
     specified and provided in and by the said schedule, shall be
     extended until the first Monday of January following the
     heretofore prescribed end of the respective terms of said
     several offices: Provided, also, That the terms of the
     successors to officers whose terms expire in the year one
     thousand nine hundred and eleven shall begin on the first Monday
     in December of that year, and shall be extended as follows: The
     two-year terms, until the first Monday of January in the year
     one thousand nine hundred and fourteen; the four-year terms,
     until the first Monday of January in the year one thousand nine
     hundred and sixteen; and the six-year terms, until the first
     Monday of January in the year one thousand nine hundred and
     eighteen.
        Section 6.  The term "public officer" as used in this act
     shall include all officers elected by vote of the people,
     whether the offices they fill were created by the Constitution
     or by special or general acts of Assembly.