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ARTICLE V, SECTION 3. AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 6, 1979

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Superior Court

The Superior Court shall be a statewide court, and shall consist of the number of judges, which shall be not less than seven judges, and have such jurisdiction as shall be provided by this Constitution or by the General Assembly. One of its judges shall be the president judge. [Source: 1979 Pa. Laws 581]

Bill Histories

  • 1978 Bill History HB 1395
  • 1979 Bill History SB 3
1978 Bill History 1978 Joint Resolution No. 1

HB 1395 By Representatives IRVIS, MANDERINO, BERSON, SCIRICA, YOHN and
    ENGLEHART.

Prior Printer's Nos. 1661, 2409.                   Printer's No. 3365.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing for additional judges for the
Superior Court, changing certain provisions relating to initial terms, and
Further providing for the president judge of the Superior Court.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, June 23, 1977
    Reported as amended, Dec. 6, 1977
    First consideration, Dec. 6, 1977
    Laid on the table, Dec. 6, 1977
    Removed from table, Jan. 31, 1978
    Second consideration, Feb. 1, 1978
    Third consideration and defeated on final passage, Feb. 15, 1978
       (101-86)
    Vote by which this bill was defeate on final passage, reconsidered,
       Feb. 15, 1978
    Placed on final passage postponed calendar, Feb. 15, 1978
    Final passage, April 18, 1978 (120-70)
                              In the Senate
    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS,
       April 19, 1978
    Reported as committed, June 1, 1978
    First consideration, June 1, 1978
    Second consideration, with amendments, June 7, 1978
    Third consideration and final passage, June 12, 1978 (42-0)
                              In the House
    House concurred in Senate amendments, June 14, 1978 (140-55)
                     Signed in House, June 19, 1978
                     Signed in Senate, June 19, 1978
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, June 20, 1978
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                         Passed Sessions of 1978

1979 Bill History 1979 Joint Resolution No. 1

SB 3 By Senators EARLY and SCHAEFER.

                                                          Printer's No. 3.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing for additional judges for the
Superior Court, changing certain provisions relating to initial terms, and
further providing for the president judge of the Superior Court.

    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS, Jan. 16, 1979
    Reported as committed, Feb. 6, 1979
    First consideration, Feb. 6, 1979
    Second consideration, Feb. 13, 1979
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Feb. 20, 1979
    Re-reported as committed, March 5, 1979
    Third consideration and final passage, March 12, 1979 (47-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 284), March 12, 1979
                              In the House
    Referred to RULES, March 19, 1979
    Reported as committed, March 19, 1979
    First consideration, March 19, 1979
    Second consideration, March 20, 1979
    Third consideration and final passage, March 26, 1979 (107-89)
                    Signed in Senate, March 27, 1979
                    Signed in House, March 27, 1979
       Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
                             March 27, 1979
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1978 and 1979
      Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 6, 1979 (793,474 - 703,736)