Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has had five constitutions during its statehood: 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874, and 1968. Prior to that, the province of Pennsylvania was governed for a century by a Frame of Government, of which there were four versions: 1682, 1683, 1696, and 1701.

Issues and Local Organizations

  • None yet

Initiative, Referendum and Recall

Statewide

  • Initiative and Referendum Law
    • Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Pennsylvania. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([here for list]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Pennsylvania, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.
  • History of I & R
  • [Finance Laws]
  • [Disclosure Project]

County

Township

Cities

Government and City Links

Key Government Officials

Portions of this article were taken from Wikipedia 6/26/07