PRIOR PASSAGE - NONE
PRINTER'S NO. 1245
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
885
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY PHILLIPS-HILL, ARGALL, GORDNER, J. WARD, MARTIN,
MASTRIANO, PITTMAN, STEFANO AND HUTCHINSON, OCTOBER 8, 2019
REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS, OCTOBER 8, 2019
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, in legislation, further providing for
appropriation bills.
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 11 of Article III be amended to read:
ยง 11. Appropriation bills.
The general appropriation bill shall embrace nothing but
appropriations for a single fiscal year for the executive,
legislative and judicial departments of the Commonwealth, for
the public debt and for public schools. All other
appropriations, including supplemental appropriations for a
prior fiscal year, shall be made by separate bills, each
embracing but one subject.
Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General
Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the
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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.
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