THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY METCALFE, ROCK, BARRAR, BLOOM, CREIGHTON, CUTLER, HICKERNELL, MOUL, MUSTIO, SCHRODER, SWANGER, THOMAS, TRUITT AND WATSON, JUNE 7, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND INDUSTRY, JUNE 7, 2011
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, further providing for public school system
by prohibiting certain strikes and lockouts.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of
Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:
That section 14 of Article III be amended to read:
§ 14. Public school system.
The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and
support of a thorough and efficient system of public education
to serve the needs of the Commonwealth and shall not provide for
any lawful strike or lockout of employees of public education.
Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the
Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to
comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article
XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the
required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in
which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after
passage of this proposed constitutional amendment.
(b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this
proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the
Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the
advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the
Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required
advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such
newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of
this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the
Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment
to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first
primary, general or municipal election which meets the
requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article
XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least
three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is
passed by the General Assembly.