Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule Unknown Whitehall Township 1976 Home Rule yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1972–1976 Jan 5, 1976 Home Rule Charter - Listed Effective Date

Affected Government

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

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh) Township, 1st 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] reference
View Act of July 3, 1974 (Pa. Laws 421, No. 149), §§ 1–3 reference
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 eleven members be elected to study the form and plan of government of the Township of Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, to study and consider the advisability of the adoption of an Optional Plan of Government or a Home Rule Charter and to recommend whether or not an Optional Form of Government or a Home Rule Charter should be adopted?" Nov 7, 1972
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh) Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the "The Township of Whitehall"] May 1974 Jan 5, 1976
Lehigh, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated May 1974, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the TOWNSHIP OF WHITEHALL?" Nov 12, 1974

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP
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