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Article I, Section 6, Amendment of May 18, 1971

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968

Trial by Jury

Trial by jury shall be as heretofore, and the right thereof remain inviolate. The General Assembly may provide, however, by law, that a verdict may be rendered by not less than five-sixths of the jury in any civil case. [Source: 1971 Pa. Laws 765]

Bill Histories

1970 Bill History Joint Resolution No. 2
HB 272 By Representatives GROSS, MANDERINO, DE MEDIO, GREENFIELD, STONE, MURPHY and SILVERMAN.

                                                                 Printer's No. 312. (file not available)

   A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one, section six of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the General Assembly to provide, by law, that a verdict may be rendered by not less than five-sixths of the jury in any civil case.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, Feb. 11, 1969
    Reported as committed, April 15, 1969
    First consideration, April 15, 1969
    Second consideration, April 21, 1969
    Third consideration and final passage, April 28, 1969(149-46)

                              In the Senate

    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS,
       April 29, 1969
    Reported as committed, Dec. 9, 1969
    First consideration, Dec. 9, 1969
    Second consideration, Jan. 26, 1970
    Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 27, 1970 (31-13)
                     Signed in House, Feb. 3, 1970
                     Signed in Senate, Feb. 3, 1970
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Feb. 4, 1970
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2
                         Passed Sessions of 1970

1971-Bill History 1971 Joint Resolution No. 1
HB 93 By Representatives MANDERINO, BERKES, GLEESON, GREENFIELD, BRAIG, DeMEDIO, BRUNNER, STONE and ENGLEHART.

                                                                                         Printer's No. 104.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one, section six of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the General Assembly to provide, by law, that a verdict may be rendered by not less than five-sixths of the jury in any civil case.

    Referred to RULES, Jan. 26, 1971
    Reported as committed, Jan. 26, 1971
    First consideration, Jan. 26, 1971
    Second consideration, Feb. 1, 1971
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 3, 1971 (167-29)

                              In the Senate

    Referred to RULES, Feb. 8, 1971
    Reported as committed, Feb. 8, 1971
    First consideration, Feb. 8, 1971
    Second consideration, Feb. 9, 1971
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 15, 1971 (44-1)

                     Signed in House, Feb. 15, 1971
                     Signed in Senate, Feb. 15, 1971

    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Feb. 15, 1971
                    Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1970 and 1971

HB 272 By Representatives GROSS, MANDERINO, DE MEDIO, GREENFIELD, STONE,

    MURPHY and SILVERMAN.