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Legislative History of Amendments to the 1968 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Purpose: From this page users are able to trace the legislative history of Amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution beginning in 1968 and leading up to the present.

How to use:  The list below provides links to a legislative history page for each of the Amendments.

Each amendment's legislative history page provides the text of the Amendment as well as the relevant dates regarding its introduction as a bill.  Users are able to access links to the various versions of the Amendment as they were proposed according to the bills “Printer’s No.”  Users may also access any “Remarks” made regarding the proposed legislation as it appeared in either the Senate or House Journals.

Most Constitutional Amendments require passage in both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate for two years, before being submitted to the electorate for a vote of enactment.  The legislative histories available from this Web site are only for those Amendments which became a part of the Constitution.  The “History” page for each Amendment contains the history of the bill for both years that it was voted on by the legislatures.

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These pages were researched and originally created by Britt Freud (L'08).

Article I
Section 6. Amendment of May 18, 1971
Section 6. Amendment of November 3, 1998
Section 9. Amendment of November 6, 1984
Section 9. Amendment of November 7, 1995
Section 9. Amendment of November 4, 2003
Section 10. Amendment of May 15, 1973
Section 14. Amendment of November 3, 1998
Section 27. Added by Amendment of May 18, 1971
Section 28. Added by Amendment of May 18, 1971
Article II
Section 17. Amendment Of November 3, 1981
Section 17(f-h). Amendment Of May 15, 2001
Article IV
Section 4.1. Added By Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Section 5. Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Section 6. Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Section 8. Amendment Of May 20, 1975
Section 8. Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Section 9. Amendment Of May 20, 1975
Section 9. Amendment Of November 4, 1997
Section 17. Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Article V
Section 3. Amendment Of November 6, 1979
Section 10(c). Amendment of November 4, 2003
Section 13(b). Amendment Of May 16, 1978
Section 13(b). Amendment Of November 6, 1979
Section 16. Amendment Of May 18, 1993
Section 18. Amendment Of May 18, 1993
Schedule Section 11. Amendment Of November 6, 1979
Schedule Section 24. Amendment Of May 18, 1993
Article VII
Section 14. Amendment Of November 5, 1985
Section 14. Amendment Of November 4, 1997
Article VIII
Section 2(b)(i). Amendment Of May 15, 1973
Section 2(b)(v). Amendment Of November 6, 1984
Section 2(b)(vi). Amendment Of November 4, 1997
Section 2(c). Amendment Of November 8, 1977
Section 2(c). Amendment Of November 5, 1985
Section 11. Amendment Of November 3, 1981
Section 17. Added By Amendment Of November 4, 1975
Section 17. Amendment Of November 8, 1977