Position in Brief:
Support adoption of popular initiative and referendum in Pennsylvania, with initiative permitted for both statutes and constitutional amendments.
2011-12 Legislative and League Action
- Senate Bill 249 – Proposing integrated and distinct amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the use of the direct initiative, the indirect initiative and referendum as legislative powers reserved to the people.
- Senate Bill 653 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the use of the indirect initiative and referendum as powers reserved to the people.
- Referendum Handbook; 8th Edition. 1999 (pdf) – Information on initiative and referendum at the local government [Issues/Government/Referendum Handbook 1999.pdf]
- Initiative and Referendum in the 21st Century 2002 (pdf) – By the National Conference of State Legislatures