Consolidation, merger or boundary change - Constitution Of Pennsylvania § 8
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§ 8. Consolidation, merger or boundary change.
Uniform Legislation.--The General Assembly shall, within two
years following the adoption of this article, enact uniform
legislation establishing the procedure for consolidation, merger
or change of the boundaries of municipalities.
Initiative.--The electors of any municipality shall have the
right, by initiative and referendum, to consolidate, merge and
change boundaries by a majority vote of those voting thereon in
each municipality, without the approval of any governing body.
Study.--The General Assembly shall designate an agency of the
Commonwealth to study consolidation, merger and boundary
changes, advise municipalities on all problems which might be
connected therewith, and initiate local referendum.
Legislative Power.--Nothing herein shall prohibit or prevent
the General Assembly from providing additional methods for
consolidation, merger or change of boundaries.
Interpretation of Section. Section 3 of Proposal No.6 of
1968 provided that the first paragraph of section 8 on Uniform
Legislation shall be construed so as to be consistent with the
jurisdiction of the Constitutional Convention.
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