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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
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Z PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 1 i
s mn i o rid ls ; Shall Sortie vee o* Article Three of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows? YES
ection 12. e printing and binding for the State Government shal one under contract or by the State Government. The furnishings and fuel for the Capitol buildings, and i
> € Hp I : 2 1 : 1 3 paper and stationery for the State Government, shall be made or produced by the State Government
OE Enon] Wnt onmeth ise Jor ork or paternal fesignzied in this section shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, subject to the approval of the Auditor General and of the State yl No member of the General Assembly, or officer of any department of NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 2 YES
: : : ; Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto Section Eighteen which reads as follows?
of ons Sve, Thy the Gongnal Assembly, irrespective of any debt, may authorize the State to issue bonds, to the amount of eight million dollars ($8,000,000), for the erection and equipment at the Pennsylvania State College of buildings necessary for the uses and purposes NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 3 YES
; i: : : : ; ; Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto Section Sixteen, which reads as follows?
Section 16. In addition to the purposes stated in article nine, section four of this Constitution, the State may be authorized by law to issue bonds, to the amount of twenty-five millions of dollars, for the purpose of acquiring land in the State for forest purposes. NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 4 YES
: i Je : : : ; Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto Section Seventeen, which reads as follows?
the Sn i adaftion So the purposes stated in article nine, section four of this Constitution, the State may be authorized by law to issue bonds, to the amount of five millions of dollars, for the purpose of acquiring and erecting buildings and equipping the same for the use of NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 5
; Shall Section One of Article Nine of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows? Yes
All taxes shall be uniform, upon the same class of subjects within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax, and shall be levied and collected under 3 i i i i i : i :
: , : ) g ; der general laws; but, in the case of inheritance taxes, exemptions as to subjects of t
general laws; and the General Assembly may, by general laws, exempt from taxation public property wig for public purposes, actual places of religious worship, places of burial not used or held for private or ET and ns fo 55 J omy ny Seigranted by NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 6 YES
Shall Section Eleven of Article Eight of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows? "
Townships, and wards of cities or boroughs, shall form or be divided into election districts of compact and contiguous territory, in such manner as the court of quarter sessi i i i i i
ow) 1 "oul I , n ai ons of the city or county in which th } i
jurisdiction therein, shall have power to divide or change the boundaries of election districts whenever the court of the proper county shall be of opinion that the Et of the electors a the is 2 Thich (he sit es nated yn iy bat the courts of gnerier sassiony, having NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 7
: : Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto the following new section? YES
ection 16. The General Assembly may authorize the city of Pittsburgh to levy special assessments against both abutti nd -abutti i ic i s i iti ic i
ne or payment of Speck properties Deculiaily benesited. Seal] be lizhis to special Biseumantt, oy Jrarsit bln ny ROVING Properiy: Demuliarly food protictive works, wharves. pets and Se hamtwete Xo i Bi oo Li 3 pantie pore
) iting rect systems; evy general and special taxes and special assessments therefor either before or after the laying out and construction thereof; and to provide that all special taxes and special e: t; levied, wheth bl
levied or in installments over a period of years, shall be credits or offsets to indebtedness incurred for such purposes in calculatin ity; i y DE : DS i beclal assessments so levied, whether payable presently when so
« 1 d y 3 r s to r : g the debt of such city; to provide for the use and operation of any rapid transit system by private corporations organized for that .. "No 1 NO
passed in pursuance hereof shall authorize the construction of any rapid transit railway system, flood protective works, wharves, piers, or quays, highway tunnels or el or overhead streets, unless at a public election held oT ia the er voting thereon shall Rett Tren
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 8 Y
Seren es dat or ot an Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto the following section? ES
ection 16. e debt of any city o e second © < s . : $ th na :
PE piinnit polhlo bn Bi SY y he ge ond ¢ Jose Fi al! ver exnsed Sop pur Sontem 220m he aessed yale of Se frase proper fherein, nor shall any such city of the second class incur any new debt or increase its indebtedness to an amount exceeding two per centum upon NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. © YES
Section 4. No debt nall be ied balalt Shall Article Nine, Section Four of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows?
ection 4. No debt s crea y or on of the State except to supply casual deficiencies of revenues, repel invasions, suppress insurrection, defend the State in war, or to isti iencies i i
5 BN 0 0 y ; ep } pay exis debt; and the debt created to supply deficiencies in revenue shall never exceed in
aggregate at any time one million dollars: Provided, however, That the General Assem| , irrespective of any debt, may authorize the State to issue bonds to the amount of one hundred and fifty millions of Lie for the purpose of improving and A re the highways of the ont the NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 10 YES
Section 19. To. sdditicn to. th Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto the following section?
ection 19. In ion e purposes stated in article nine, section four, of this Constitution, the State may be authorized to issue bonds to the amount of fifty millions of doll 50 isiti ildi i i
State-owned buildings sad the equipment thereof, for the care and ‘maintenance of penal offenders, delinquents, mental defectives, epileptics, and persons mentally hi 25:07 dollars (JS000,000),. for the asquisition of lands und. Lulldings anil tie eonstrction nil Jmprovement of NO
; PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 11
Shall Article Nine Section Eight of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows?
Section 8. The debt of any city, borough, township, school district, or other municipality or incorporated district, except as provided herein and in section fifteen of this article, shall never exceed seven (7) per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable property therein, and the YES
debt of any county except as provided in section fifteen of this article shall never exceed ten (10) per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable realty therein, but the debt of the city of Philadelphia may be increased in such amount that the total city debt of said city shall not ex- i
ceed fourteen (14) per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable realty therein, nor shall any such county, municipality, or district incur any new debt or increase its indebtedness to an amount exceeding two (2) per centum upon such acsessed valuation of taxable realty in the
case of counties, or taxable property in the case of other municipalities or districts, without the consent of the electors thereof at a public election in such manner as shall be provided by law; but the city of Philadelphia may incur any debt or increase its indebtedness to an amount
not exceeding three per centum of the valuation of taxable realty in said city without the consent of the electors. In ascertaining the borrowing capacity of the city of Philadelphia at any time there shall be deducted from such debt so much of the debt of said city as shall have been
incurred or is about to be incurred and the proceeds thereof expended or about to be expended upon any public improvement, or in the construction, purchase, or condemnation of any public utility or part thereof or facility therefor to the extent that such public improvement or public
utility or part thereof, whether separately or in connection with any other public improvement or public utility or part thereof, may yield or may reasonably be expected to yield revenue in excess of operating expenses for or towards the payment of the interest and sinking-fund
charges thereon. The method of determining such amount so to be deducted shall be prescribed by the General Assembly.
incurring indebtedness for any purpose the city of Philadelphia may issue its obligations, maturing not later than fifty (50) years from the date thereof, with provision for a sinking-fund sufficient to retire said obligations at maturity; the payment to such sinking-fund to be
in equal or graded, annual, or other periodical installments. Where any indebtedness shall be or shall have been incurred by said city of Philadelphia for the purpose of the construction or improvements of public works or utilities of any character from which income or revenue is to NO
be derived by said city or for the reclamation of land to be used in the construction of wharves or docks owned or to be owned by said city, such obligations may be in an amount sufficient to provide for and may include the amount of the interest and sinking-fund charges accruing and
which may accrue thereon throughout the period of construction and until the expiration of one year after the completion of the work for which said indebtedness shall have been incurred, and said city shall not be required to levy a tax to pay said interest and sinking-fund charges, as
required by section ten, article nine of the tation of Pennsylvania, until the expiration of said period of one year after the completion of said work.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 12 YES
Shall Article Nine of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto a section which reads as follows?
Section 1 B. Taxation laws may grant exemptions or rebates to residents, or estates of residents, of other States which grant similar exemptions or rebates to residents, or estates of residents, of Pennsylvania. NO
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 13
Shall Article Eight Section Seven of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows? YES
Section 7. All laws regulating the holding of elections by the citizens, or for the registration of electors, shall be uniform throughout the State, except that laws regulating and requiring the registration of electors may be enacted to apply to cities only, provided that such laws
be uniform for cities of the same class, and except further, that the General Assembly shall, by general law, permit the use of voting machines, or other mechanical devices for registering or recording and computing the vote, at all®elections or primaries, in any county, city, borough or
township of the Commonwealth, at the option of the electors of such county, city, borough or township, without being obliged to require the use of such voting machines or mechanical devices in any other county, city, borough or township, under such regulations with reference thereto NO
as the General Assembly may from time to time prescribe. The General Assembly may from time to time prescribe the number and duties of election officers in any political subdivision of the Commonwealth in which voting machines or other mechanical devices authorized by this section may be used.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION NO. 14
Shall Article Fifteen of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto a new section to be known as Section Four thereof?
Section 4. The General Assembly is hereby authorized to provide for the consolidation of the county, poor districts, cities, boroughs and townships of the county of Allegheny, and the offices thereof, into a consolidated city and county, with the constitutional and legal capacity of a
municipal corporation, to be known as the City of Pittsburgh, and to provide for a charter for its government. The said charter shall be submitted to the electors of said county, at a special election to be provided for therein. If the majority of the electors voting thereon, in the county
as a whole, and at least two-thirds of all. the electors voting thereon in each of a majority of the cities, boroughs and townships thereof, vote in the affirmative, the act shall take effect for the whole county. If rejected, the said charter may be resubmitted to the electors in original
new or modified form, at any subsequent election until adopted.
It shall be competent, subject to the police power of the State, for the Legislature to provide in said charter: :
1. For the exercise, by the consolidated city, of all the powers and duties vested in the county of Allegheny, and the poor districts thereof, and such other powers appropriate to a municipality as may be specified therein, except such powers as are specifically reserved by this sec- YES
tion to the municipal divisions herein provided for. Sw
© 2. For the election, by the people of the consolidated city, of a board of commissioners, the number to be fixed by the charter, in lieu of present county commissioners, in which board shall be vested all the powers of the consolidated city and county, except as otherwise provided in the charter.
3. For the organization of a government for the consolidated city and county, and for the election or appointment of the constitutional and other necessary officers thereof, and for their powers and duties.
4, For the organization of all courts, other than those of record, in the consolidated city, and for the procedure thereof, and for the appointment of judges and officers thereof, which courts shall exercise the jurisdiction, powers and duties of the magistrates, aldermen and justices
of the peace and such other powers as may be conferred by law. : : :
5.. For the transfer to the consolidated city of the property and indebtedness of the county of Allegheny, and the poor districts thereof, and of such property and indebtedness of the cities, boroughs and townships thereof as relate to the powers and duties of said consolidated city,
and to provide for an equitable adjustment and payment of such indebtedness, and for this purpose, any taxation therein shall be uniform taxation within the meaning and intent of other provisions of this Constitution.
. 6. For the assessment of property for taxation, the levying and collection of taxes, and the payment of the cost of any public improvement, in whole or in part, by special assessment upon abutting and non-abutting property materially benefitted thereby, and, for this purpose,
real estate so charged shall be classified as urban, suburban and rural, and assessments made in accordance with such classifications. ws : :
For the creation, by the board of commissioners, of districts for the purpose of regulating the location, height, area, bulk and use of buildings and premises. . 2 Ln
8. For the creation, by the board of commissioners, of special districts for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining, operating or contracting for, any public property, work, improvement, utility or service, not for the exclusive benefit of any one municipal division, and
for the payment of the costs and maintenance of such property, work, improvement, utility or service there may be special taxes levied throughout such special districts respectively, separate and apart from the general city tax: Ge . es
Provided, however, That it is the intent of this section that substantial powers be reserved to the cities, boroughs and townships situated in Allegheny County. To this end the charter shall provide for the continued existence of the said cities, boroughs and townships, as municipal
divisions of the consolidated city, under their present names and forms of government, subject to the laws provided for government of municipalities of their respective forms and classes, except as provided in the charter, and with their present boundaries, provided that the city of
Pittsburgh may be designated by a term other than city and may be divided into two or more municipal divisions, and that any two or more municipal divisions of the consolidated city may, with the consent of a majority of the electors voting thereon in each of such divisions at any
general or special election, be united to form a single municipal division. :
The said municipal divisions shall have and continue to possess the following powers:
1. The constitutional and Jopal capacity of municipal corporations, except as limited in the charter. 2 : inSad
2. The power to lay and. collect taxes and to incur indebtedness, subject to the limitations which are or may be imposed by law upon cities, boroughs or townships of corresponding classification, for the purpose of carrying out any lawful power of said divisions, :
The power to acquire, own, construct, maintain, operate or contract for all kinds of public property, Works, improvements, utilities or services, which shall be within the municipal division, and principally for the use and benefit of the inhabitants thereof, provided this power shall NO
not be taken to include the construction and maintenance of through-traffic streets and bridges, tunnels, s
board of commissioners. 2 : i
4. The power to maintain a local police force, and local fire department, with the necessary buildings, appurtenances and equipment therefor, which may be supplemental to the police force and fire department of the consolidated city. o£,
. . 5. The power to establish a limitation of indebtedness for the consolidated gy and the municipal divisions thereof, provided that the total of the indebtedness of the consolidated city and the municipal divisions thereof shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the limits of the total
indebtedness allowed by the Constitution to the county and to the separate municipalities. : : : ; ater wg = + : : : :
i oe All other Powers hot Sasally granted by the charter to the consolidated city: Provided, however, That a municipal division may surrender, by majority vote of the electors voting thereon at any general or special election, any of its powers to the consolidated city, subject
e acceptance thereo the board of commissioners. Ce Yio Ee i iin a is 3 :
. The pf charter may be amended by the Legislature, subject to ratification by a majority of the electors of the consolidated city voting thereon at any general or special election: Provided, That no amendment reducing the powers of municipal divisions shall be effective unless
ratified by a majority of the electors voting thereon in each of a majority of said divisions. | :
ays and appurtenances thereof, nor main or trunk lines for sewer, power and water service, running through more than one municipal division, and designated as such by the