Prohibit certain discriminatory practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, descent, age or national origin by employers,. RESTRICTIONS ON LEGISLATIVE POWER Printing will be free of charge for all persons who undertake to review the procedures of the Legislature or any branch of government, and no law will ever be enacted to restrict that right. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the inestimable rights of man, and every citizen can speak, write and print freely on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that freedom. No prosecution shall be sentenced to prosecution for the publication of documents related to the official conduct of officers or men in public functions, or to any other matter suitable for public investigation or information, when it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the jury that such publication was not done wilfully or negligently; and in all accusations of slander, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
All courts shall be open; and any person who presents himself for damage caused to his land, property, person or reputation shall be entitled to redress under the law, and law and justice shall be administered without sale, denial or delay. Lawsuits can be brought against the Commonwealth in the manner, in the courts and in cases that the Legislature orders by law. No power to suspend laws shall be exercised unless the Legislature or its authority does so. The Legislature will not convict any person of treason or felony.
In times of peace, no standing army will be maintained without the consent of the Legislature, and the military will in all cases and at all times be in strict subordination to the civil power. The Legislature shall not grant any title of nobility or hereditary distinction, nor shall it create any office whose appointment is for a period longer than that of good conduct. The legislative power of this Commonwealth will be vested in a General Assembly, which will be composed of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Each House shall have the power to determine the rules of its procedures and punish its members or others for contempt or disorderly conduct in their presence, enforce its process, protect its members against violence or offers of bribes or private solicitations and, with the consent of two-thirds, to expel a member, but not a second time for the same cause, and shall have all other powers necessary for the legislature of a free State.
A member expelled for corruption may not subsequently be eligible for any of the chambers, and punishment for contempt or disorder of public order will not prevent him from being charged with the same crime. The Legislature shall have the power to classify counties, cities, school districts and municipalities according to population, and all laws passed in relation to each class, and all laws passed in relation to any class and that regulate procedures and procedures in courts with reference to any class, shall be considered general legislation within the meaning of this Constitution. A) The Legislature shall establish, by general law, the manner, time and place in which qualified voters who may, when an election is held, be absent from the municipality of their residence, because their functions, occupation or businesses require them to be in another place or who, when an election is held, cannot attend the corresponding polling stations due to illness or physical disability or who will not attend a polling place due to the observance of a religious holiday or who cannot vote due to the obligations of the day of the elections, in the case of a county employee, can vote and request the return and polling of their votes in the electoral district in which they reside, respectively. Legislative power.
B) Local and special laws that regulate the affairs of the City of Philadelphia and that create offices or prescribe the powers and duties of the officials of the City of Philadelphia shall be valid without prejudice to the provisions of section 32 of Article III of this Constitution. In the case of officials elected by the people, all the terms of office established by law of the Assembly for an odd number of years each shall be extended by one year each, but the Legislature may change the length of the term of office, provided that the terms for which such officials are elected are always for an even number of years. In the year one thousand nine hundred and ten, the municipal elections will be held on the third Tuesday of February, as before; but all the officials elected in that election for a position whose regular term is two years, and also all the electoral officers and advisers elected in that election, will hold their positions until the first Monday of December in one thousand nine hundred and eleven. All officials elected in that election to offices whose term is now four years, or that will be done four years through the application of these amendments or this schedule, shall serve until the first Monday of December in one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
All justices of the peace, magistrates and councilors, elected in that election, will serve until the first Monday of December in one thousand nine hundred and fifteen. After the year one thousand nine hundred and ten, and until the Legislature provides otherwise, all the terms of office of city, district, municipality and electoral division officials will begin on the first Monday of December of an odd year. The previous amendment to Article II of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, if approved by the electorate that votes on April 23, 1968, will take effect the year following the year in which the next ten-year federal census is officially reported, as required by federal law. Proposal No.
1 amended and consolidated former sections 16 and 17 into the current section 16 of Article II. Local, state, tribal, and federal programs use these data, and they are critical factors in the basic research that underpins numerous policies, particularly in the area of civil rights. Race data is used to plan and fund government programs that provide funding or services to specific groups. .