LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTATIONMENT - SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL GENERAL ASSEMBLY VACANCY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES Act of Dec. 17, 2001, P.L. 916, No. 105 Cl. 71 AN ACT Relating to the implementation of plans for redistricting the General Assembly. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. Filling vacancy during legislative redistricting proceedings. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either house of the General Assembly on the same day as the filing of a preliminary reapportionment plan by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission or during the period between such filing and the date that a final plan attains the force of law, the presiding officer of the house shall have the authority, notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, to delay the issuance of a writ of election until ten days after the date the final plan attains the force of law. Section 2. Effective date. This act shall take effect immediately.