Session: 2023–2024

ACLU-PA Position: Supports

SB 408 (PN 358) would establish a useful, transparent mechanism to publicly monitor the status of the procedural steps required for a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution during the critical time after the General Assembly passes the amendment in a second consecutive session and before it appears on the ballot for voters to approve or reject.

SB 408 would require that, in addition to the publication of a proposed constitutional amendment and its plain English statement, the Secretary of the Commonwealth must post to the Department of State’s website:

  • A detailed account of each action taken to publish the proposed constitutional amendment;
  • A copy of the notice and constitutionally required deadline;
  • A listing of the newspapers in which the notice was published and the date of publication; and
  • The earliest election date on which the proposed constitutional amendment may be voted on by the electors.

Check the bill's status here.


Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill



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