Eichelberger to host presentation on bill

State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, will host a presentation Monday on his bill that would initiate a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania.

“Many people have never heard of a limited constitutional convention,” Eichelberger said. “Pennsylvania hasn’t held one in 50 years. This presentation is an opportunity to explain how my legislation, if enacted, would provide citizens with the ability to directly take charge of reforming a system that needs reform.”

“The system won’t make the substantial changes necessary for real reform. Citizens, not politicians, will be able to take a fresh look at how government works for the first time in 50 years,” he added. “History shows that they will suggest reasonable changes that will ultimately be decided by voters at the ballot box. It is a process safely controlled from beginning to end by the voters.”

If the Senate takes action on Eichelberger’s proposal, the limited constitutional convention would allow the re-examination of articles 2-5 of the state constitution, potentially altering the structure of government.

This free event is open to the public and will be at 6 p.m. at the Blair Republican headquarters at 1543 Valley View Blvd.