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Legislative Reference Bureau



  • Existence: 1909 - Present

biographical statement

The Legislative Reference Bureau was created by the act of April 27, 1909 (P.L.208 No.143). It was reorganized as a legislative agency by the act of May 7, 1923 (P.L.158 No. 119) (46 P.S. § 451 et. seq.) for use by the government and citizens of the Commonwealth. The primary purpose of the Bureau is to prepare requested legislative bills and resolutions for introduction in the General Assembly; to advise members of the Legislature and legislative committees; and, from time to time, to prepare proposed codifications of existing general statutes for adoption or rejection by the General Assembly.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Legislative Reference Bureau

Identifier: LRB
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from the Legislative Reference Bureau including reports from commissions on crime and education, legislation on gambling and state sovereignty, an overview of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the 1967-1968 Constitution, and Pennsylvania's celebration of the United States Bicentennial

Dates: 1834 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990; Acquisition: Date Acquired: March 2016

Select Committee on Act 1605 of 1956 (HR 132), 1959

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SS1959_01
Scope and Contents Report of the Select Committee Appointed under House Resolution 132 by the Legislative Reference Bureau and Staff of the Joint State Government Commission, January 4, 1960. On December 18, 1959, a Select Committee was appointed to study the amendment to Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania regarding the powers of the General Assembly.Members appointed by Speaker Hiram G. Andrews (D) to the Select Committee include: Stephen McCann (D-House Majority...
Dates: 1960