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PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION ON CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
SUITE 535-A, MAIN CAPITOL BUILDING
March 9, 1959
ROBERT E. WOODSIDE
To His Excellency, David L. Lawrence, Governor
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
ROBERT D. FLEMING
Pursuant to the Act of July 15, 1957, P.L. 927, the Commission on Constitutional Revision is pleased to submit for your consideration this report.
MILTON G. BAKER
The funds available to the Commission were not sufficient to pay for recording and printing its debates and discussions. Therefore, as chairman, I think it advisable to report some of my personal observations concerning the Commission's deliberations.
The Commissioners were faithful in attendance at both Commission and committee meetings. Although aided by an able staff, a considerable amount of detail work was done by the Commissioners themselves. The discussions demonstrated that the Commissioners gave extensive thought and study to the problems under consideration.
The deliberations were free from partisan approach. In spite of basic differences in governmental philosophy and the forceful presentation of conflicting views, there never were any expressions of acrimony or personal animosity to mar the decorum of the meetings. The presiding officer had no problems.
The individual members of the Commission will, if requested, be pleased to meet with the legislative committees which may be assigned the task of reviewing and implementing this report.
"We do ordain, declare, and establish the following Declaration of Rights and Frame of Government
, to be the Constitution of the commonwealth, and to remain in force therein for ever, unaltered, except in such articles as shall hereafter on experience be found to require improvement."
Constitution of 1776