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ARTICLE VII, SECTION 14. AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 5, 1985

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Absentee Voting.

The Legislature shall, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified electors who may, on the occurrence of any election, be absent from the municipality of their residence, because their duties, occupation or business require them to be elsewhere or who, on the occurrence of any election, are unable to attend at their proper polling places because of illness or physical disability or who will not attend a polling place because of the observance of a religious holiday or who cannot vote because of election day duties, in the case of a county employee, may vote, and for the return and canvass of their votes in the election district in which they respectively reside. [Source: 1985 Pa. Laws 555]

Bill Histories

1984 Bill History Joint Resolution No. 3

HB 902 By Representatives ITKIN, McVERRY, DAWIDA, COWELL, PISTELLA,
    VAN HORNE, MARKOSEK, TRELLO, OLASZ, DeLUCA and PRESTON.

Prior Printer's Nos. 1026, 1964, 2058, 3280.           Printer's No. 3332.

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

    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, May 2, 1983
    Reported as amended, Oct. 17, 1983
    First consideration, Oct. 17, 1983
    Laid on the table, Oct. 17, 1983
    Removed from table, Oct. 18, 1983
    Second consideration, Oct. 19, 1983
    Third consideration, with amendments, Oct. 26, 1983
    Final passage, Oct. 26, 1983 (175-23)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 1712-1716), Oct. 26, 1983
                              In the Senate
    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, Nov. 2, 1983
    Reported as committed, March 27, 1984
    First consideration, March 27, 1984
    Re-committed to STATE GOVERNMENT, May 8, 1984
    Re-reported as amended, June 25, 1984
    Motion to revert to Printer's No. 2058 Adopted, June 27, 1984
    Second consideration, with amendments, June 27, 1984
    Third consideration and final passage, June 29, 1984 (36-12)
                              In the House
    House concurred in Senate amendments, June 29, 1984 (198-0)
                     Signed in House, June 29, 1984
                     Signed in Senate, June 29, 1984
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, June 29, 1984
                         Passed Sessions of 1984
                           Joint Resolution 3

1985 Bill History Joint Resolution No. 1

HB 240 By Representatives ITKIN, McVERRY, OLIVER, HAGARTY, J. L. WRIGHT, HALUSKA, WOZNIAK, COHEN, SWEET, COWELL, MRKONIC, MORRIS, GODSHALL, SEVENTY, LEVIN, PRESTON, TRELLO, JOHNSON, CORNELL, E. Z. TAYLOR, SHOWERS, KUKOVICH, RYBAK, D. R. WRIGHT, DeLUCA, B. SMITH, HERMAN, LASHINGER, TIGUE, NAHILL, PERZEL, WOGAN, MERRY, DAWIDA, FREEMAN, BOWSER, RUDY, SEMMEL, JOSEPHS, BELARDI, PRATT, KASUNIC, STABACK, PISTELLA, STEVENS and TELEK.

                                                     Printer's No. 257.

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

    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, Feb. 11, 1985
    Reported as committed, March 18, 1985
    First consideration, March 18, 1985
    Laid on the table, March 18, 1985
    Removed from table, March 20, 1985
    Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, March 25, 1985
    Re-reported as committed, April 9, 1985
    Second consideration, April 10, 1985
    Third consideration and final passage, April 16, 1985 (198-0)
                              In the Senate
    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, April 19, 1985
    Reported as committed, May 7, 1985
    First consideration, May 7, 1985
    Second consideration, May 13, 1985
    Third consideration and final passage, May 14, 1985 (50-0)
                     Signed in House, May 14, 1985
                     Signed in Senate, May 14, 1985
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, May 15, 1985
                    Passed Sessions of 1984 and 1985
                           Joint Resolution 1
                            (912,845 - 434,516)