Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pennsylvania Constitution and Vouchers

Pennsylvania Constitution and Vouchers

§ 3.  Oath of office.
Senators, Representatives and all judicial, State and county officers shall, before entering on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation before a person authorized to administer oaths.

“I do solemnly swear (of affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.”

Article III, Section 15 Public school money not available to sectarian schools.

No money raised for the support of the public schools of the Commonwealth shall be appropriated to or used for the support of any sectarian school.

Article III, Section 29 Appropriations for public assistance.

No appropriation shall be made for charitable, educational or benevolent purposes to any person or community nor to any denominational and sectarian institution, corporation or association…The only exception to this constitutional prohibition is for state grants and scholarships for higher education.

Article III, Section 30 Charitable and educational appropriations.

No appropriation shall be made to any charitable or educational institution not under the absolute control of the Commonwealth, other than normal schools established by law for the professional training of teachers for the public schools of the State, except by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe this is a stretch, but isn't the "equal protection" clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution also in play?


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