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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
133
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ARGALL, PHILLIPS-HILL, FOLMER, MARTIN, SCHWANK,
GORDNER, WHITE, YUDICHAK, BROWNE, BLAKE, DiSANTO, STEFANO,
BAKER AND BREWSTER, JANUARY 31, 2019
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, further providing for Lieutenant Governor.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby resolves as follows:
Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of
Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:
That section 4 of Article IV be amended to read:
ยง 4. Lieutenant Governor.
[A Lieutenant Governor shall be chosen jointly with the
Governor by the casting by each voter of a single vote
applicable to both offices, for the same term, and subject to
the same provisions as the Governor; he] Each candidate for
Governor, having won the nomination of the candidate's party,
shall select the candidate for Lieutenant Governor no later than
90 days before the general gubernatorial election, subject to
the approval of the candidate's political party. EACH CANDIDATE
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FOR GOVERNOR, HAVING BEEN NOMINATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS
COMMONWEALTH, SHALL, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE POLITICAL
PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, IF ANY, NOMINATING SUCH CANDIDATE,
SELECT A CANDIDATE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WITHIN SUCH TIME
BEFORE THE GUBERNATORIAL GENERAL ELECTION AS THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY SHALL PRESCRIBE BY LAW. A person may not seek election
to both offices simultaneously. The Lieutenant Governor shall be
President of the Senate. As such, [he] the Lieutenant Governor
may vote in case of a tie on any question except the final
passage of a bill or joint resolution, the adoption of a
conference report or the concurrence in amendments made by the
House of Representatives.
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
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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.
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