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ARTICLE V, SCHEDULE SECTION 24. AMENDMENT OF MAY 18, 1993

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Judicial discipline

(a) The members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board shall vacate their offices 90 days after the adoption of the amendment to section 18 of this article, and all proceedings pending before the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board and all records shall be transferred to the Judicial Conduct Board for further proceedings.

(b) Of the members initially appointed to the Judicial Conduct Board, the judge appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a four-year term, and the judge appointed by the Governor shall serve a three-year term. The justice of the peace initially appointed shall serve a two-year term. Of the three nonjudge members of the bar of the Supreme Court initially appointed, the first appointed by the Governor shall serve a three-year term, the next appointed by the Governor shall serve a two-year term, and the non-judge member of the bar of the Supreme Court appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a one-year term. Of the six non-lawyer electors initially appointed, the first appointed by the Governor and the first appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a four-year term, the next appointed by the Governor and the next appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a three-year term, and the next appointed by the Governor and the next appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a two-year term.

(c) Of the three judges initially appointed to the Court of Judicial Discipline, the first appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a four-year term, the next appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a three-year term, and the judge appointed by the Governor shall serve a two-year term. The justice of the peace initially appointed shall serve a one-year term. Of the non-judge members of the bar initially appointed, the first appointed shall serve a four-year term, and the next appointed shall serve a three-year term. Of the two non-lawyer electors initially appointed, the non-lawyer elector appointed by the Governor shall serve a three-year term, and the non-lawyer elector appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a two-year term. [Source: 1993 Pa. Laws 577]

Bill Histories

1992 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

SB 1000 By Senators GREENLEAF, BELL, HART, BORTNER, MADIGAN, LEWIS, HOPPER, FISHER, SHUMAKER, CORMAN, SHAFFER, JONES, LAVALLE, JUBELIRER and RHOADES.

Prior Printer's Nos. 1094, 2040, 2057, 2103, 2222.                               Printer's No. 2413.

    A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, changing provisions relating to judicial
discipline.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, April 23, 1991
    Reported as amended, March 24, 1992
    First consideration, March 24, 1992
    Amended on second consideration, March 30, 1992
    Amended on second consideration, April 7, 1992
    Second consideration, May 4, 1992
    Third consideration and final passage, May 5, 1992 (47-0)
    Vote on final passage reconsidered, May 5, 1992
    Final passage, May 5, 1992 (46-1)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1906), May 5, 1992
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, May 11, 1992
    Reported as amended, May 20, 1992
    First consideration, May 20, 1992
    Laid on the table, May 20, 1992
    Removed from table, June 2, 1992
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 3, 1992
    Re-reported as committed, June 8, 1992
    Second consideration, June 8, 1992
    Third consideration, with amendments, June 24, 1992
    Final passage, June 24, 1992 (179-17)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 1513), June 24, 1992
                              In the Senate
    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, June 24, 1992
    Reported as committed, June 30, 1992
    Senate concurred in House amendments, July 1, 1992 (49-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 2481), July 1, 1992
                     Signed in Senate, July 1, 1992
                     Signed in House, July 2, 1992
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 2, 1992
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                         Passed Sessions of 1992

1993 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

HB 1 By Representatives DeWEESE, CALTAGIRONE, KUKOVICH, VAN HORNE, GODSHALL, ROBINSON, DERMODY, CARONE, CLARK, BUXTON, BATTISTO, FAIRCHILD, HERMAN, MELIO, MICOZZIE, MIHALICH, NICKOL, PESCI, PETRARCA, CESSAR, PITTS, RYAN, LLOYD, FREEMAN, CAPPABIANCA, McNALLY, HALUSKA, TRICH, RUDY, FLICK, D. R. WRIGHT, REBER, CORRIGAN, CURRY, STRITTMATTER, SCHULER, YEWCIC, PLATTS, GORDNER, ZUG, TRUE, ARMSTRONG, ROBERTS, FEE, GEORGE, TIGUE, JAROLIN, KASUNIC, HANNA, DURHAM, STISH, MANDERINO, BEBKO-JONES, LEDERER, COY, STEIGHNER, COLAFELLA, SURRA, DeLUCA, GIGLIOTTI, STURLA, COWELL, TANGRETTI, LAUGHLIN, COLAIZZO, STETLER, RITTER, STABACK, KIRKLAND, PETRONE, ROEBUCK, SANTONI, PISTELLA, MICHLOVIC, ROONEY, RICHARDSON, JAMES, BIRMELIN, GEIST, KENNEY,MARKOSEK, BLAUM, OLASZ, BELFANTI, HASAY, PHILLIPS, THOMAS, HUTCHINSON, BUSH, TRELLO, BAKER, PRESTON, JOSEPHS, MUNDY and BARLEY.

                                                       Printer's No. 2.

    A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, changing provisions relating to judicial
discipline.

    Referred to RULES, Jan. 25, 1993
    Reported as committed, Jan. 25, 1993
    First consideration, Jan. 25, 1993
    Laid on the table, Jan. 25, 1993
    Removed from table, Jan. 25, 1993
    Second consideration, Jan. 26, 1993
    Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 27, 1993 (201-2)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 53-68), Jan. 27, 1993
                              In the Senate
    Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 27, 1993
    Reported as committed, Feb. 1, 1993
    First consideration, Feb. 1, 1993
    Second consideration, Feb. 2, 1993
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 3, 1993 (49-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 206-207),  Feb. 3, 1993
                     Signed in House, Feb. 3, 1993
                     Signed in Senate, Feb. 3, 1993
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Feb. 3, 1993
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1992 and 1993
                Approved by the Electorate, May 18, 1993
                          (1,018,318 - 208,187)