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ARTICLE IV, SECTION 9. AMENDMENT OF MAY 20, 1975

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

(b) The Board of Pardons shall consist of the Lieutenant Governor who shall be chairman, the Attorney General and three members appointed by the Governor with the consent of two-thirds or a majority of the members elected to the Senate as is specified by law for terms of six years. The three members appointed by the Governor shall be residents of Pennsylvania and shall be recognized leaders in their fields; one shall be a member of the bar, one a penologist, and the third a doctor of medicine, psychiatrist or psychologist. The board shall keep records of its actions, which shall at all times be open for public inspection. [Source: 1975 Pa. Laws 619]

Bill Histories

  • 1974 Bill History SB 1409
  • 1975 Bill History SB 22
1974 Bill History Joint Resolution No. 2

SB 1409 By Senators KURY, MESSINGER, AMMERMAN, ORLANDO, McCREESH, LAMB and
    MURRAY.

Prior Printer's Nos. 1742, 2009, 2060, 2170.            Printer's No. 2388.

    A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for the appointing power of
the Governor relating to appointive and elective offices.

    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, Jan. 21, 1974
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1338), Jan. 15, 1974
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1379), Jan. 21, 1974
    Reported as committed, Feb. 4, 1974
    First consideration, Feb. 4, 1974
    Re-committed to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, March 4, 1974
    Re-reported as amended, March 26, 1974
    Second consideration, with amendments, April 16, 1974
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1770), April 16, 1974 Missing Remark
    Third consideration and final passage, April 22, 1974 (36-10)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1798),  April 22, 1974
                              In the House
    Referred to RULES, April 23, 1974
    Reported as amended, April 30, 1974
    First consideration, May 6, 1974
    Second consideration, June 11, 1974
    Laid on the table, June 12, 1974
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 5104), June 12, 1974
    Taken from table, July 9, 1974
    Third consideration, with amendments, July 9, 1974
    Final passage, July 10, 1974 (181-2)
                              In the Senate
    Senate concurred in House amendments, July 12, 1974 (46-3)
                     Signed in Senate, July 12, 1974
                     Signed in House, July 12, 1974
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 12, 1974
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2
                         Passed Sessions of 1974

 1975 Bill History Joint Resolution No. 1

SB 22 By Senators KURY, NOLAN, FRAME, MESSINGER, FLEMING, AMMERMAN, MURRAY,
    EWING, WOOD, HOWARD, MYERS, STAPLETON, JUBELIRER, BELL and DOUGHERTY.

                                                          Printer's No. 22.

   A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for the appointing power of
the Governor relating to appointive and elective offices.

    Introduced, Jan. 20, 1975
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 12),  Jan. 20, 1975
    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, Jan. 27, 1975
    Reported as committed, Jan. 28, 1975
    First consideration, Jan. 28, 1975
    Second consideration, Feb. 3, 1975
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 4, 1975 (46-2)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 68),  Feb. 4, 1975
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, Feb. 5, 1975
    Reported as committed, Feb. 10, 1975
    First consideration, Feb. 10, 1975
    Second consideration, Feb. 11, 1975
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 12, 1975 (164-0)
                     Signed in Senate, Feb. 18, 1975
                     Signed in House, Feb. 12, 1975
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Feb. 18, 1975
                    Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1974 and 1975
      Approved by the Electorate, May 20, 1975 (937,249 - 209,026)