THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Session of 2003
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, B. SMITH, ALLEN, BARRAR, BASTIAN, BELFANTI, BENNINGHOFF, BOYD, BUNT, CAPPELLI, CAUSER, CREIGHTON, CRUZ, DALEY, DeWEESE, FAIRCHILD, FEESE, FLEAGLE, GEIST, GERGELY, GOODMAN, GRUCELA, HERSHEY, HORSEY, HUTCHINSON, KIRKLAND, LAUGHLIN, LEWIS, McGEEHAN, S. MILLER, PETRARCA, PHILLIPS, SATHER, SAYLOR, STABACK, T. STEVENSON, WATERS, WILT, WOJNAROSKI AND YOUNGBLOOD, JUNE 3, 2003
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON GAME AND FISHERIES, JUNE 3, 2003
A JOINT RESOLUTION
1 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth 2 of Pennsylvania, to provide for the right to hunt and fish. 3 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 4 hereby resolves as follows: 5 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 6 Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI: 7 That Article I be amended by adding a section to read: 8 § 29. Right of the people to hunt and fish. 9 The right of the people to hunt and fish shall not be 10 prohibited, subject to reasonable restrictions relating to 11 seasons, licensure, limits, methods and locations, as prescribed 12 by the laws of this Commonwealth. However, this right shall not 13 be construed to confer a right to a license to hunt or fish 14 issued by the Commonwealth when the privilege to hold such a 15 license has been revoked or suspended pursuant to an act of the
1 General Assembly. 2 Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General 3 Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the 4 Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to 5 comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article 6 XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the 7 required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in 8 which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after 9 passage of this proposed constitutional amendment. 10 (b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this 11 proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the 12 Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the 13 advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the 14 Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required 15 advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such 16 newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of 17 this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the 18 Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment 19 to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first 20 primary, general or municipal election occurring at least three 21 months after the proposed constitutional amendment is passed by 22 the General Assembly which meets the requirements of and is in 23 conformance with section 1 of Article XI of the Constitution of 24 Pennsylvania.
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