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The Supreme Court unanimously approved the Legislative Reapportionment Commission's 2012 Revised Final Plan.

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May 08, 2013
The Supreme Court unanimously approved the Legislative Reapportionment Commission's 2012 Revised Final Plan.
June 08, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission adopts a revised final plan at a public administrative meeting. Watch the meeting. Details of the revised final plan can be found here (press release).
June 01, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2012 at 2:00p.m. in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this meeting (agenda) is to vote on a final reapportionment plan.
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May 07, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission holds a public hearing on May 7, 2012 in Harrisburg. Watch the hearing
May 03, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission holds a public hearing on May 2, 2012 in Harrisburg. Watch the hearing
April 16, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold a public hearing on May 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Hearing Room One - North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA (press release, view summary of testimony for May 2 and May 7).
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April 12, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission adopts a revised preliminary plan at a public administrative meeting (press release). Watch: Part 1 [WMV] Part 2 [WMV] Listen [MP3]. Details of the revised preliminary plan can be found here.
April 03, 2012
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold a public meeting on April 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building. The purpose of this meeting (agenda) is to consider the adoption of a Preliminary Reapportionment Plan (press release).
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March 01, 2012
The 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Commission Public Meeting scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building has been postponed. This Public Meeting will be rescheduled for a later date (press release).

Legislative Leaders certified as Members of the 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

February 18, 2011

HARRISBURG — Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-66) announced today that they have officially certified the four caucus floor leaders — Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43), and House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D-33) — to serve on the 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC).

The certification, required by Article II, Section 17(b), of the state constitution, was delivered this morning to Carol Aichele, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth.

The LRC is a five-member panel responsible for redrawing the boundaries for state Senate and state House districts. Article II, Section 17, of the state constitution names the four caucus floor leaders as members of the Commission. They are to choose a fifth member, who serves as chair of the LRC. The deadline for that selection is 45 days from today's certification, or April 4.

In January, the four caucus leaders announced that they are seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as chair of the LRC. To date, approximately two dozen applications have been received from a diverse group of individuals across the state, including residents of Bethlehem, Blandon, Boalsburg, Chambersburg, East Petersburg, Forty Fort, Hazleton, Johnstown, Mechanicsburg, Media, Mercer, Moscow, Palmyra, Philadelphia, Pillow, Reading, Scranton, Springfield, Uniontown, Washington and York.

The leaders indicated that at least one public meeting will be held in March to interview some applicants.

State legislative districts must be redrawn to reflect population changes over the past decade as measured by the federal census. Each Senate district and each House district must conform to the one person, one vote standard established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1964 (Reynolds v. Sims).

Attachment: Official LRC Certification Letter PDF

CONTACT (Sen. Pileggi): Erik Arneson, earneson@pasen.gov, (717) 787-4712
CONTACT (Rep. Turzai): Steve Miskin, smiskin@pahousegop.com, (717) 772-9943
CONTACT (Sen. Costa): Lisa Scullin, lscullin@pasenate.com, (717) 787-7683
CONTACT (Rep. Dermody): Bill Patton, bpatton@pahouse.net, (717) 787-3566

Contact:

Erik Arneson
(717) 787-4712