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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 19, 2019 09:11 AM
From: Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing the Senate Library's Exhibition on the History of the Constitution of Pennsylvania
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution recognizing the Senate of Pennsylvania Library’s exhibition on the history of the Constitution of Pennsylvania.

There have been five versions of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that were ratified in 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874, and 1968. On September 28, 1776, the first Constitution of Pennsylvania was adopted by a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

The Constitution of Pennsylvania was last amended on November 7, 2017, when voters in this Commonwealth ratified an amendment to the Constitution regarding tax exclusions for homestead property.

The Senate Library’s collection recognizing the Constitution includes a nine-volume set of “reference manuals” issued by the 1968 Constitutional Convention and includes copies of all five versions of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and the proceedings of each Constitutional Convention as well as many other important documents and exhibits.

The exhibition will remain in the Senate Library from September 23, 2019 through February 28, 2020 and is a fantastic reminder of the importance of our own Constitution of Pennsylvania. Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as SR215