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ARTICLE I, SECTION 14. AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 3, 1998

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Prisoners to be bailable; habeas corpus

All prisoners shall be bailable by sufficient sureties, unless for capital offenses or for offenses for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or unless no condition or combination of conditions other than imprisonment will reasonably assure the safety of any person and the community when the proof is evident or presumption great; and the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. [Source: 1998 Pa. Laws 1327]

Bill Histories

1995 Bill History Joint Resolution 3

SB 12 By Senators FISHER, GREENLEAF, JUBELIRER, LOEPER, MELLOW, SHAFFER,
    HECKLER, BELL, HOLL, BRIGHTBILL, MUSTO, STEWART, PORTERFIELD, LEMMOND,
    ARMSTRONG, BAKER, TILGHMAN, PETERSON, DELP, TOMLINSON, WAGNER,
    STAPLETON, ULIANA, GERLACH, MADIGAN, RHOADES, SHUMAKER, STOUT,
    AFFLERBACH, WENGER, SALVATORE, CORMAN, PUNT, ROBBINS, HART, MOWERY,
    LAVALLE, SCHWARTZ, KASUNIC, DAWIDA, ANDREZESKI and BODACK.

Prior Printer's No. 12.                              Printer's No. 113.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for bail.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 24, 1995
    Reported as committed, Jan. 31, 1995
    First consideration, Jan. 31, 1995
    Second consideration, Feb. 1, 1995
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 6, 1995 (43-6)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 30),  Feb. 6, 1995
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, Feb. 7, 1995
    Reported as committed, March 14, 1995
    First consideration, March 14, 1995
    Laid on the table, March 14, 1995
    Removed from table, March 14, 1995
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 14, 1995
    Re-reported as committed, March 16, 1995
    Second consideration, March 16, 1995
    Third consideration, with amendments, April 18, 1995
    Final passage, April 18, 1995 (177-22)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 245),  April 18, 1995
                              In the Senate
    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, April 19, 1995
    Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, April 24, 1995
    Senate concurred in House amendments, April 25, 1995 (44-6)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 137),  April 25, 1995
                    Signed in Senate, April 25, 1995
                   Signed in House, April 26, 1995
       Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
                             April 26, 1995
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 3
                         Passed Session of 1995

1998 Bill History Joint Resolution 1

HB 1520 By Representatives GANNON, DALEY, COY, RUBLEY, BOSCOLA, FARGO,
    LEDERER, EGOLF, BENNINGHOFF, WOGAN, TRAVAGLIO, DALLY, THOMAS,
    HENNESSEY, BROWNE, TRELLO, ROSS, CIVERA, WASHINGTON, SEYFERT,
    STRITTMATTER and CALTAGIRONE.

Prior Printer's No. 1842.                         Printer's No. 3470.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for bail.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, May 15, 1997
    Reported as committed, June 3, 1997
    First consideration, June 3, 1997
    Re-committed to RULES, June 3, 1997
    Re-reported as committed, Sept. 22, 1997
    Laid on the table, Sept. 22, 1997
    Removed from table, Sept. 22, 1997
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Sept. 22, 1997
    Re-reported as committed, Sept. 23, 1997
    Second consideration, Sept. 23, 1997
    Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Sept. 30, 1997
    Re-reported as committed, Feb. 3, 1998
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 9, 1998 (191-2)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 182-185),  Feb. 9, 1998
                              In the Senate
    Referred to JUDICIARY, Feb. 10, 1998
    Reported as committed, March 10, 1998
    First consideration, March 10, 1998
    Second consideration, March 18, 1998
    Laid on the table, April 20, 1998
    Removed from table, April 20, 1998
    Amended on third consideration, April 27, 1998
    Third consideration and final passage, April 27, 1998 (41-5)
                              In the House
    Referred to RULES, April 28, 1998
    Reported as committed, May 4, 1998
    House concurred in Senate amendments, May 4, 1998 (172-21)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 1126-1127),  May 4, 1998
                      Signed in House, May 4, 1998
                      Signed in Senate, May 5, 1998
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, May 5, 1998
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1995 and 1998
     Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 3, 1998 (1,620,567 - 601,463)