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ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 2(c). AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 8, 1977

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 -  Legislative History

Exemptions and special provisions

(c) Citizens and residents of this Commonwealth, who served in any war or armed conflict in which the United States was engaged and were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service, shall be exempt from the payment of all real property taxes upon the residence occupied by the said citizens and residents of this Commonwealth imposed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any of its political subdivisions if, as a result of military service, they are blind, paraplegic or double or quadruple amputees or have a service-connected disability declared by the United States Veterans Administration or its successor to be a total or 100% permanent disability, and if the State Veterans' Commission determines that such persons are in need of the tax exemptions granted herein. [Source: 1977 Pa. Laws 361]

Bill Histories

1976 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

HB 615 By Representatives GREENFIELD, LEDERER, ZWIKL, DeMEDIO, PETRARCA,
    O'DONNELL, RIEGER, NOVAK, SHUMAN, MRKONIC, COLE, McINTYRE, CIMINI,
    HOPKINS and PYLES.

                                                         Printer's No. 693.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to article eight, section two
of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, exempting totally
and permanently disabled veterans from payment of real property taxes in
certain cases.

    Referred to MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, March 4, 1975
    Reported as committed, June 9, 1975
    First consideration, June 9, 1975
    Re-committed to RULES, June 9, 1975
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 23, 1975
    Re-reported as committed, July 22, 1975
    Second consideration, July 23, 1975
    Third consideration and final passage, July 24, 1975 (191-1)
                              In the Senate
    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, July 24, 1975
    Reported as committed, Oct. 14, 1975
    First consideration, Oct. 14, 1975
    Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Nov. 18, 1975
    Re-reported as committed, June 8, 1976
    Second consideration, June 15, 1976
    Third consideration and final passage, June 22, 1976 (47-0)
                     Signed in House, June 22, 1976
                     Signed in Senate, June 22, 1976
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, June 24, 1976
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                         Passed Sessions of 1976

1977 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

HB 144 By Representatives DeMEDIO, GREENFIELD, ARMSTRONG, CASSIDY, ZELLER,
    ZITTERMAN, NOVAK, MISCEVICH, COLE, LOGUE, TRELLO, ABRAHAM, MRKONIC,
    M. M. MULLEN, TENAGLIO, FISCHER, PYLES, SPITZ, D. M. O'BRIEN,
    MANMILLER, LEVI, CIMINI, PETRARCA and GOEBEL.

Prior Printer's Nos. 157, 1731.                         Printer's No. 1769.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, exempting totally and permanently disabled
veterans from payment of real property taxes in certain cases.

    Referred to MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Feb. 8, 1977
    Reported as committed, March 2, 1977
    First consideration, March 2, 1977
    Laid on the table, March 2, 1977
    Removed from table, March 16, 1977
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 16, 1977
    Re-reported as committed, March 23, 1977
    Second consideration, March 28, 1977
    Third consideration and final passage, March 29, 1977 (191-0)
                              In the Senate
    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS,
       March 30, 1977
    Reported as committed, June 28, 1977
    First consideration, June 28, 1977
    Second consideration, July 5, 1977
    Amended on third consideration, July 6, 1977
    Amended on third consideration, July 11, 1977
    Third consideration and final passage, July 18, 1977 (48-0)
                              In the House
    House concurred in Senate amendments, July 26, 1977 (187-0)
                     Signed in House, July 27, 1977
                     Signed in Senate, July 27, 1977
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 28, 1977
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                         Passed Sessions of 1976
                         Passed Sessions of 1977
     Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 8, 1977 (1,189,626 - 360,211)