Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule Unknown Hanover Township 1978 Home Rule yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1975–1978 Jan 2, 1978 Home Rule Charter - Listed Effective Date

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh) Township, 2nd Class (Home Rule Charter)

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 201–219 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 241–242 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 305–306 indirect
View Act of July 27, 1973 (Pa. Laws 239, No. 65), § 1 [210] indirect
View Act of July 3, 1974 (Pa. Laws 421, No. 149), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of July 30, 1975 (Pa. Laws 146, No. 73), §§ 1–3 reference

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Lehigh, County of Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government of the municipality, to consider in the advisability of the adoption of a home rule charter; and if advisable, to draft and to recommend a home rule charter [for the Township of Hanover]?" May 20, 1975
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh) Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for "Hanover Township"] Aug 1, 1976 Jan 2, 1978
Lehigh, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated August 1, 1976, of the Government Study Commission prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by Hanover Township, Lehigh County?" Nov 2, 1976

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. HANOVER TOWNSHIP (LEHIGH)
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Action Taken Under Act 62, as of January 1, 1982 Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, Municipal Information Center 5
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Lehigh County