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ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 17. ADDED BY AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 4, 1975

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Special Emergency Legislation

(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this Constitution to the contrary, the General Assembly shall have the authority to enact laws providing for tax rebates, credits exemptions, grants-in-aid, State supplementations, or otherwise provide special provisions for individuals, corporations, associations or nonprofit institutions, including nonpublic schools (whether sectarian or nonsectarian) in order to alleviate the danger, damage, suffering or hardship faced by such individuals, corporations, associations, institutions or nonpublic schools as a result of Great Storms or Floods of September 1971, of June 1972, or of 1974, or of 1975. [Source: 1975 Pa. Laws 622]

Bill Histories

1975 Bill History 1975 Joint Resolution No.2         

HB 1762 By Representatives IRVIS, BUTERA, FINEMAN, PETRARCA, GEESEY,
    O'CONNELL, LEHR, ANDERSON, DININNI, HEPFORD, LYNCH, MANMILLER, SPENCER,
    SCHEAFFER, W. W. FOSTER, HILL, BRANDT, TURNER, REED, NOYE, CIMINI,
    GRIECO, CESSAR, McCUE, KLINGAMAN, A. C. FOSTER JR., O'BRIEN, MOEHLMANN,
    McCALL, GOODMAN, SHUPNIK, DeVERTER, W. D. HUTCHINSON, MUSTO, COHEN,
    SCHMITT, MENHORN and DORR.

                                                    Printer's No. 2256.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an emergency Constitutional amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granting the General Assembly the power to enact special laws to aid certain individuals, corporations, associations, institutions or nonpublic schools adversely affected by conditions caused by certain storms or floods.

    Introduced September 30, 1975
    Amended, Sept. 30, 1975
    Adopted, Sept. 30, 1975 (190-0)
                              In the Senate
    Laid on the table, Sept. 30, 1975
    Removed from table, October 1, 1975
    Adopted, Oct. 1, 1975 (48-0)
                      Signed in House, Oct. 1, 1975
                     Signed in Senate, Oct. 2, 1975
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Oct. 2, 1975
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2
                         Passed Sessions of 1975
     Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 4, 1975 (1,241,622 - 594,254)