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ARTICLE I, SECTION 27. ADDED BY AMENDMENT OF MAY 18, 1971

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Natural Resources and the Public Estate

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people. [Source: 1971 Pa. Laws 769]

Bill Histories

  • 1970 Joint Resolution 4
  • 1971 Joint Resolution 3
1970 Bill History Joint Resolution 4

SB 1273 By Senators ZEMPRELLI, MAZZEI, REIBMAN, GERHART and CIANFRANI.

                                                        Printer's No. 1506. (Text not available)

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania providing for the preservation and restoration of our natural resources.

    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS, Feb. 11, 1970

1971 Bill History Joint Resolution 3

HB 31 By Representatives KURY, LAUDADIO, BENNETT, RENWICK, FINEMAN, IRVIS,   
   ENGLEHART, WISE, SHELHAMER, FEE, W. W. WILT, STEELE, HETRICK, SCHMITT,   
   SELTZER, BEREN, MANDERINO, GOODMAN, DREIBELBIS, KLUNK, KLEPPER, HOVIS,
    KENNEDY, BLAIR, STONE, BERSON, NEEDHAM, WANSACZ, MEHOLCHICK, WARGO,
    PEZAK, SHUPNIK, HALVERSON, RAPPAPORT, BERKES, GILLETTE, KAUFMAN,
    TAYLOR, SHANE, FOX, MEBUS, RYAN, HEPFORD, ZEARFOSS, ALEXANDER,
    W. W. ALLEN, F. M. ALLEN, MASTRANGELO, MANBECK, BURKARDT, H. S. PARKER,
    KNEPPER, WELLS, CESSAR, BRAIG, RUGGIERO, RYBAK, WILLIAMS, KOWALYSHYN,
    MYERS, ECKENSBERGER, BRUNNER, O'PAKE, BELLOMINI, DOMBROWSKI, O'CONNELL,
    ZELLER, SMITH, MOORE, NOVAK, MALADY and E. B. DAVIS.

Prior Printer's No. 32                                                  Printer's No. 54.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article one of the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania providing for the preservation and restoration of our natural resources.

    Referred to RULES, Jan. 6, 1971
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 20)
    Reported as amended, Jan. 26, 1971
    First consideration, Feb. 1, 1971
    Second consideration, Feb. 2, 1971
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 3, 1971 (199-0)
                              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 (45-0)
                     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. 3
                    Passed Sessions of 1970 and 1971