2021 Legislative Reapportionment Commission

Mark A. Nordenberg Chair View Bio
Kim L. Ward SENATE MAJORITY LEADER View Bio
Jay Costa SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER View Bio
Kerry A. Benninghoff House MAJORITY LEADER View Bio
Joanna E. McClinton HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER View Bio

Legislative Reapportionment Commission

Article 2, Section 17 of the Pennsylvania Constitution provides for a Legislative Reapportionment Commission to redistrict both chambers (the state Senate and the state House) in the year following the Federal decennial census.

The Commission consists of five members: the four caucus floor leaders, or deputies appointed by each of them, and a chairman to be selected by those members or, if they cannot reach agreement, by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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Upcoming Hearing on Oct. 25 at 4:00pm

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Hearing Room #1, North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a hearing on Monday, October 25, 2021. The purpose of the hearing is to explore legal parameters for redistricting nationally and in Pennsylvania, with invited experts. The hearing will be held in Hearing Room #1, North Office Building, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and will be livestreamed.

Upcoming Meeting on Oct. 25 at 10:00am

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Room 8E-B East Wing, Harrisburg, PA
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021, to consider matters relating to legislative reapportionment. The meeting will be held in Room 8E-B East Wing, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and will be livestreamed.

Upcoming Hearing on Oct. 13 at 2:00pm

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The purpose of the hearing is to explore legislative redistricting issues affecting racial and other minority populations, including concerns under the Federal Voting Rights Act, with testimony from invited experts. The hearing will be held in Hearing Room #1, North Office Building, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and will be livestreamed.

September 21st - Legislative Reapportionment Commission Approves Resolution 5A

At its September 21 meeting, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved Resolution 5A, which would exempt prisoners in state correctional institutions who are serving minimum sentences that will expire after April 1, 2030 from data reallocation under the provisions of Resolution 4A, which was adopted by the Commission at its August 24 meeting. A resolution similar to Resolution 5A had been proposed by Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward at that earlier meeting but had been tabled so that Commissioners would have more time to consider its implications.

Upcoming Hearing on Sept. 21 at 5:00pm

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA. The Commission has a special interest in learning more about issues requiring attention because of their impact on particular regions or communities of the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Meeting on Aug. 24 at 10:30am

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 10:30am - 12:30pm, to receive a report on the processing of census data and consider other matters relating to legislative reapportionment (Agenda, Resolution). The meeting will be held in Room 8E-B, State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA. The meeting will also be livestreamed at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/commission/livestream.

Upcoming Hearing on Aug. 4 at 5:00pm

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled another public hearing on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, to gather feedback from Pennsylvania citizens regarding legislative reapportionment. The hearing will be held in the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 in Harrisburg, PA, and will use Zoom to allow virtual participation. The hearing will also be livestreamed at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/commission/livestream.

Upcoming Hearing on Aug. 3 at 6:00pm

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, to gather feedback from Pennsylvania citizens regarding legislative reapportionment. The hearing will be held in the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 in Harrisburg, PA, and will use Zoom to allow virtual participation. The hearing will also be livestreamed at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/commission/livestream.

July 13th Hearing

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

United States Census Bureau Announces Delays

The United States Census Bureau announced that due to delays caused by COVID-19, the 2020 Census data collection program would be delayed by 20 calendar days, and the P.L. 94-171 data set would be delivered no later than July 31, 2021.