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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 Reapportionment Commission to Hold First Public meeting on March 23

March 16, 2011

HARRISBURG — The four legislative members of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission — 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) — today announced that the Commission's first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23.

In January, the caucus leaders announced that they were seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as chair of the 2011 Commission. More than two dozen people submitted their names for consideration. All of those applicants have been invited to participate in the March 23 meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in Room 8E-B of the Capitol Building. Media coverage is encouraged. The entire meeting will be recorded and posted to the Internet.

The LRC is a five-member panel responsible for redrawing the boundaries for state Senate and state House districts to reflect population changes over the past decade as measured by the federal census. 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 a decision is April 4.

The constitution requires that the chair of the LRC be a citizen of Pennsylvania who does not hold a local, state or federal office to which compensation is attached.

Previous LRC chairs include retired Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr., in 2001, attorney Robert J. Cindrich in 1991, James O. Freedman, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1981, and Professor A. Leo Levin of the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1971.

If the floor leaders do not reach agreement on an individual to serve as chair of the LRC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will make the appointment no later than May 4.

CONTACT (Sen. Pileggi): Erik Arneson, earneson@pasen.gov, (717) 787-4712

CONTACT (Rep. Turzai): Steve Miskin, smiskin@pahousegop.com, (717) 705-1852

CONTACT (Sen. Costa): Lisa Scullin, lscullin@pasenate.com, (717) 787-7683

CONTACT (Rep. Dermody): Bill Patton, bpatton@pahouse.net, (717) 787-3566