REQUIRING A REFERENDUM BEFORE A FIRST CLASS CITY MAY ANNEX LAND
                  Act of Apr. 6, 1949, P.L. 395, No. 42               Cl. 11
                                  AN ACT

     Requiring the consent of the electors of any political
        subdivision when such political subdivision, or any part
        thereof, is to be annexed by a city of the first class.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Hereafter, no political subdivision of this
     Commonwealth, nor any part thereof, shall be annexed to any city
     of the first class in accordance with the provisions of any
     existing law providing for such annexation, unless the voters of
     the entire political subdivision have first consented to such
     annexation. Whenever any proceeding for such annexation shall be
     commenced, the same shall not be concluded and the annexation
     shall not become effective until there has first been submitted
     to the electors of the entire political subdivision, in
     accordance with the election law for the submission of such
     questions, a proper question to ascertain the will of the
     electors with respect to such proposed annexation. Such question
     shall be printed on ballots provided by the county
     commissioners, and shall be submitted at any general or
     municipal election occurring at least sixty days after a
     petition shall have been filed with the county commissioners by
     the council of the city of the first class to which such
     annexation is to be made, asking for the submission of such
     question. If, at any such election, a majority of those voting
     on such question shall consent to such annexation, then such
     annexation may be made and concluded in the manner provided by
     law, but if a majority of those voting on the question shall
     vote against such annexation, then no further proceedings for
     such annexation shall be had. Any such question shall not be
     submitted oftener than once in five years. Nothing contained in
     this act shall be construed to apply to proceedings under
     existing law where provision is now or hereafter made to secure
     the consent of the electors of any political subdivision to any
     such annexation.
        Section 2.  All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith
     are hereby repealed.
        Section 3.  This act shall become effective immediately upon
     its final enactment.