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ARTICLE I, SECTION 10. AMENDMENT OF MAY 15, 1973

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968

Initiation of Criminal Proceedings; Twice in Jeopardy; Eminent Domain

Except as hereinafter provided no person shall, for any indictable offense, be proceeded against criminally by information, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war or public danger, or by leave of the court for oppression or misdemeanor in office. Each of the several courts of common pleas may, with the approval of the Supreme Court, provide for the initiation of criminal proceedings therein by information filed in the manner provided by law. No person shall, for the same offense, be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall private property be taken or applied to public use, without authority of law and without just compensation being first made or secured. [Source: 1973 Pa. Laws 452]

Bill Histories

Bill History 1971 Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 7

SB 438 By Senators HILL, BELL, MELLOW, SESLER, R. D. FLEMING, LENTZ, WADE,
    MESSINGER, TILGHMAN, EWING, FRAME, DWYER, MANBECK, LAMB, SMITH,
    OESTERLING, ROVNER and HANKINS.

                                                         Printer's No. 445.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one, section ten of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania authorizing courts of common pleas to provide for the initiation of criminal charges by information.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, March 29, 1971
    Reported as committed, March 30, 1971
    First consideration, March 30, 1971
    Second consideration, April 19, 1971
    Third consideration and final passage, April 20, 1971 (42-4)
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, April 26, 1971
    Reported as committed, May 24, 1971
    First consideration, May 24, 1971
    Second consideration, June 1, 1971
    Third consideration and final passage, June 9, 1971 (180-13)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 722)
                     Signed in Senate, June 14, 1971
                     Signed in House, June 15, 1971
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, June 16, 1971
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 7
                         Passed Sessions of 1971

Bill History 1973 Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2

SB 117 By Senators HILL, ORLANDO, O'PAKE, MANBECK, HOLL, STAUFFER and
    REIBMAN.

Prior Printer's No. 117.                                 Printer's No. 492.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one, section ten of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania authorizing courts of common pleas to provide for the initiation of criminal charges by information.

    Introduced, Jan. 23, 1973
    Referred to RULES, Jan. 29, 1973
    Re-referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 29, 1973
    Reported as amended, March 12, 1973
    First consideration, March 12, 1973
    Second consideration, March 20, 1973
    Third consideration and final passage, March 26, 1973 (37-11)
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, March 27, 1973
    Reported as committed, June 5, 1973
    First consideration, June 5, 1973
    Second consideration, July 10, 1973
    Placed on third consideration postponed calendar, July 16, 1973
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 1711),  July 17, 1973
    Third consideration and final passage, July 17, 1973 (106-83)
                     Signed in Senate, July 18, 1973
                     Signed in House, July 23, 1973
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 24, 1973
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2
                    Passed Sessions of 1971 and 1973
      Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 6, 1973 (897,295 - 552,797)