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ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 11. AMENDMENT OF NOVEMBER 3, 1981

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968 - Legislative History

Gasoline taxes and motor license fees restricted.

(a) All proceeds from gasoline and other motor fuel excise taxes, motor vehicle registration fees and license taxes, operators' license fees and other excise taxes imposed on products used in motor transportation after providing therefrom for (a) cost of administration and collection, (b) payment of obligations incurred in the construction and reconstruction of public highways and bridges shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to agencies of the State or political subdivisions thereof; and used solely for construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of and safety on public highways and bridges and costs and expenses incident thereto, and for the payment of obligations incurred for such purposes, and shall not be diverted by transfer or otherwise to any other purpose, except that loans may be made by the State from the proceeds of such taxes and fees for a single period not exceeding eight months, but no such loan shall be made within the period of one year from any preceding loan, and every loan made in any fiscal year shall be repayable within one month after the beginning of the next fiscal year.

(b) All proceeds from aviation fuel excise taxes, after providing therefrom for the cost of administration and collection, shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to agencies of the State or political subdivisions thereof and used solely for: the purchase, construction, reconstruction, operation and maintenance of airports and other air navigation facilities; aircraft accident investigation; the operation, maintenance and other costs of aircraft owned or leased by the Commonwealth; any other purpose reasonable related to air navigation including but not limited to the reimbursement of airport property owners for property tax expenditures; and costs and expenses incident thereto and for the payment of obligations incurred for such purposes, and shall not be diverted by transfer or otherwise to any other purpose. [Source: 1981 Pa. Laws 603]

 Bill Histories

  • 1980 Bill History HB 62
  • 1981 Bill History SB319
1980 Bill History Joint Resolution No.2

HB 62 By Representatives WILSON, KOLTER, IRVIS and PITTS.

Prior Printer's Nos. 64, 459, 3486.                     Printer's No. 3655.

     A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania authorizing the General Assembly to increase
certain retirement benefits or pensions and further providing for the
disposition of taxes on aviation fuel.

    Referred to TRANSPORTATION, Feb. 5, 1979
    Reported as amended, March 5, 1979
    First consideration, March 5, 1979
    Laid on the table, March 5, 1979
    Removed from table, March 6, 1979
    Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, March 6, 1979
    Re-reported as committed, March 7, 1979
    Second consideration, March 12, 1979
    Third consideration and final passage, March 13, 1979 (195-4)
                              In the Senate
    Referred to CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND FEDERAL RELATIONS,
       March 19, 1979
    Reported as committed, May 30, 1979
    First consideration, May 30, 1979
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 5, 1979
    Re-reported as amended, June 9, 1980
    Second consideration, June 17, 1980
    Amended on third consideration, June 24, 1980
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1868-1869), June 30, 1980
    Third consideration and final passage, July 1, 1980 (46-2)
    (Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1910-1912), July 1, 1980
                              In the House
    House concurred in Senate amendments, July 2, 1980 (173-6)
    (Remarks see House Journal Page 2039-2040),  July 2, 1980
                      Signed in House, July 2, 1980
                     Signed in Senate, July 2, 1980
    Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, July 3, 1980
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 2
                         Passed Sessions of 1980

1981 Bill History Joint Resolution No.1

SB 319 By Senators HESS, SCANLON, CORMAN, MOORE, HOWARD and EARLY.

                                                           Printer's No. 3.

    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for the time frame for the
creation of a Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

    Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, Jan. 8, 1981
    Reported as committed, Feb. 2, 1981
    First consideration, Feb. 2, 1981
    Second consideration, Feb. 3, 1981
    Third consideration and final passage, Feb. 9, 1981 (47-0)
                              In the House
    Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, Feb. 10, 1981
    Reported as committed, March 9, 1981
    First consideration, March 9, 1981
    Laid on the table, March 9, 1981
    Removed from table, March 9, 1981
    Second consideration, March 10, 1981                           
    Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 10, 1981
    Re-reported as committed, March 30, 1981
    Third consideration and final passage, April 22, 1981 (193-0)
                    Signed in Senate, April 22, 1981
                     Signed in House, April 27, 1981
       Filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
                             April 27, 1981
                     Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1
                   Passed Sessions of 1980 and 1981
      Approved by the Electorate, Nov. 3, 1981 (823,948 - 625,700)