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ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 2(b)(vi). AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 4, 1997

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Exemptions and special provisions

(b) The General Assembly may, by law:

(vi). Authorize local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation an amount based on the assessed value of homestead property. The exclusions authorized by this clause shall not exceed one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction. A local taxing authority may not increase the millage rate of its tax on real property to pay for these exclusions. [Source: 1997 Pa. Laws 633]

Bill Histories

1996 Bill History Joint Resolution No.3

SB 284 By Senators JUBELIRER, HART, DAWIDA, GERLACH, BRIGHTBILL, SHAFFER,
    SALVATORE, LEMMOND, PETERSON, PUNT, PORTERFIELD, BAKER, HELFRICK,
    HECKLER, LAVALLE, MOWERY, SHUMAKER, O'PAKE, BELL, GREENLEAF and
    TOMLINSON.

Prior Printer's Nos. 291, 1450, 1998, 2045.         Printer's No. 2205.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing an exclusion from taxation of a portion of the assessed value of homestead property.

    Referred to FINANCE, Jan. 24, 1995
    Reported as amended, Oct. 3, 1995
    First consideration, Oct. 3, 1995
    Second consideration, Oct. 16, 1995
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Oct. 16, 1995
    Re-reported as committed, Oct. 18, 1995
    Third consideration and final passage, Oct. 24, 1995 (47-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1084), Oct. 24, 1995
                              In the House
    Referred to FINANCE, Oct. 30, 1995
    Reported as amended, May 13, 1996
    First consideration, May 13, 1996
    Laid on the table, May 13, 1996
    Removed from table, May 13, 1996
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, May 13, 1996
    Re-reported as committed, May 20, 1996
    Second consideration, May 20, 1996
    Third consideration, with amendments, May 21, 1996
    Final passage, May 21, 1996 (198-1)
    (Remarks see House Journal),  May 21, 1996
                              In the Senate
    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, June 3, 1996
    Re-reported on concurrence, as amended, June 26, 1996
    Senate concurred in House amendments, as amended by the Senate, June 27, 1996 (49-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 2300),  June 27, 1996
                              In the House
    Referred to RULES, June 27, 1996
    Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 28, 1996
    House concurred in Senate amendments to House amendments, June 28, 1996 (198-0)
    (Remarks see House Journal),  June 28, 1996
                     Signed in Senate, June 28, 1996
                     Signed in House, June 28, 1996
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, June 29, 1996              
                                    Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 3
                         Passed Session of 1996

1997 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

SB 65 By Senators JUBELIRER, HART, GERLACH, BRIGHTBILL, SALVATORE, CORMAN, PUNT, MOWERY, LEMMOND, GREENLEAF, O'PAKE, MELLOW, BELL, TOMLINSON, PICCOLA, HECKLER, THOMPSON, BODACK, HELFRICK, MADIGAN, DELP, WHITE, WILLIAMS, MURPHY, SCHWARTZ, AFFLERBACH, KUKOVICH, COSTA, WOZNIAK, HOLL, MUSTO and KASUNIC.

                                                     Printer's No. 310.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing an exclusion from taxation of a
portion of the assessed value of homestead property.

    Referred to FINANCE, Jan. 31, 1997
    Reported as committed, Feb. 4, 1997
    First consideration, Feb. 4, 1997
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Feb. 4, 1997
    Re-reported as committed, Feb. 5, 1997
    Second consideration, Feb. 5, 1997
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 106),  Feb. 5, 1997
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 10, 1997 (47-0)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 138),  Feb. 10, 1997
                              In the House
    Referred to FINANCE, Feb. 12, 1997
    Reported as committed, March 10, 1997
    First consideration, March 10, 1997
    Laid on the table, March 10, 1997
    Removed from table, March 10, 1997
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 10, 1997
    Re-reported as committed, March 10, 1997
    Second consideration, March 11, 1997
    Third consideration and final passage, March 12, 1997 (201-0)
                    Signed in Senate, March 17, 1997
                    Signed in House, March 18, 1997
       Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
                             March 18, 1997
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                    Passed Sessions of 1996 and 1997
     Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 4, 1997 (1,240,406 - 778,105)