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ARTICLE V, SECTION 16. AMENDMENT OF MAY 18, 1993

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Compensation and retirement of justices, judges and justices of the peace.

(a) Justices, judges and justices of the peace shall be compensated by the Commonwealth as provided by law. Their compensation shall not be diminished during their terms of office, unless by law applying generally to all salaried officers of the Commonwealth.

(b) Justices, judges and justices of the peace shall be retired upon attaining the age of 70 years. Former and retired justices, judges and justices of the peace shall receive such compensation as shall be provided by law. Except as provided by law, no salary, retirement benefit or other compensation, present or deferred, shall be paid to any justice, judge or justice of the peace who, under section 18 or under Article VI, is suspended, removed or barred from holding judicial office for conviction of a felony or misconduct in office or conduct which prejudices the proper administration of justice or brings the judicial office into disrepute.

(c) A former or retired justice or judge may, with his consent, be assigned by the Supreme Court on temporary judicial service as may be prescribed by rule of the Supreme Court. [Source: 1993 Pa. Laws 577]

Bill Histories

1992 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

SB 1000 By Senators GREENLEAF, BELL, HART, BORTNER, MADIGAN, LEWIS, HOPPER, FISHER, SHUMAKER, CORMAN, SHAFFER, JONES, LAVALLE, JUBELIRER and RHOADES.

Prior Printer's Nos. 1094, 2040, 2057, 2103, 2222.                         Printer's No. 2413.

    A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, changing provisions relating to judicial
discipline.

    Referred to JUDICIARY, April 23, 1991
    Reported as amended, March 24, 1992
    First consideration, March 24, 1992
    Amended on second consideration, March 30, 1992
    Amended on second consideration, April 7, 1992
    Second consideration, May 4, 1992
    Third consideration and final passage, May 5, 1992 (47-0)
    Vote on final passage reconsidered, May 5, 1992
    Final passage, May 5, 1992 (46-1)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1906),  May 5, 1992
                              In the House
    Referred to JUDICIARY, May 11, 1992
    Reported as amended, May 20, 1992
    First consideration, May 20, 1992
    Laid on the table, May 20, 1992
    Removed from table, June 2, 1992
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 3, 1992
    Re-reported as committed, June 8, 1992
    Second consideration, June 8, 1992
    Third consideration, with amendments, June 24, 1992
    Final passage, June 24, 1992 (179-17)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 1513),  June 24, 1992
                              In the Senate
    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, June 24, 1992
    Reported as committed, June 30, 1992
    Senate concurred in House amendments, July 1, 1992 (49-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 2481),  July 1, 1992
                     Signed in Senate, July 1, 1992
                      Signed in House, July 2, 1992
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 2, 1992
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                         Passed Sessions of 1992

1993 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

HB 1 By Representatives DeWEESE, CALTAGIRONE, KUKOVICH, VAN HORNE, GODSHALL, ROBINSON, DERMODY, CARONE, CLARK, BUXTON, BATTISTO, FAIRCHILD, HERMAN, MELIO, MICOZZIE, MIHALICH, NICKOL, PESCI, PETRARCA, CESSAR, PITTS, RYAN, LLOYD, FREEMAN, CAPPABIANCA, McNALLY, HALUSKA, TRICH, RUDY, FLICK, D. R. WRIGHT, REBER, CORRIGAN, CURRY, STRITTMATTER, SCHULER, YEWCIC, PLATTS, GORDNER, ZUG, TRUE, ARMSTRONG, ROBERTS, FEE, GEORGE, TIGUE, JAROLIN, KASUNIC, HANNA, DURHAM, STISH, MANDERINO, BEBKO-JONES, LEDERER, COY, STEIGHNER, COLAFELLA, SURRA, DeLUCA, GIGLIOTTI, STURLA, COWELL, TANGRETTI, LAUGHLIN, COLAIZZO, STETLER, RITTER, STABACK, KIRKLAND, PETRONE, ROEBUCK, SANTONI, PISTELLA, MICHLOVIC, ROONEY, RICHARDSON, JAMES, BIRMELIN, GEIST, KENNEY,MARKOSEK, BLAUM, OLASZ, BELFANTI, HASAY, PHILLIPS, THOMAS, HUTCHINSON, BUSH, TRELLO, BAKER, PRESTON, JOSEPHS, MUNDY and BARLEY.

                                                       Printer's No. 2.

    A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, changing provisions relating to judicial
discipline.

    Referred to RULES, Jan. 25, 1993
    Reported as committed, Jan. 25, 1993
    First consideration, Jan. 25, 1993
    Laid on the table, Jan. 25, 1993
    Removed from table, Jan. 25, 1993
    Second consideration, Jan. 26, 1993
    Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 27, 1993 (201-2)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 53-68),  Jan. 27, 1993
                              In the Senate
    Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 27, 1993
    Reported as committed, Feb. 1, 1993
    First consideration, Feb. 1, 1993
    Second consideration, Feb. 2, 1993
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 3, 1993 (49-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 206-207),  Feb. 3, 1993
                      Signed in House, Feb. 3, 1993
                     Signed in Senate, Feb. 3, 1993
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Feb. 3, 1993
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1992 and 1993
                Approved by the Electorate, May 18, 1993
                          (1,018,318 - 208,187)