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AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1234

Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE COHEN

Printer's No. 1901

 

1Amend Bill, page 1, lines 9 through 13; page 2, lines 1
2through 3, by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
3inserting

4[The] (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in this 
5subsection, the Commonwealth shall be divided into 50 senatorial
6and 203 representative districts, which shall be composed of
7compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population
8as practicable.

9(2) Beginning with the legislative session that commences
10the first Tuesday of January 2023, the Commonwealth shall be
11divided into 193 representative districts, which shall be
12composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in
13population as practicable.

14(3) Beginning with the legislative session that commences
15the first Tuesday of January 2033, the Commonwealth shall be
16divided into 183 representative districts, which shall be
17composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in
18population as practicable.

19(4) Beginning with the legislative session that commences
20the first Tuesday of January 2043, the Commonwealth shall be
21divided into 173 representative districts, which shall be
22composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in
23population as practicable.

24(5) Beginning with the legislative session that commences
25the first Tuesday of January 2053, the Commonwealth shall be
26divided into 163 representative districts, which shall be
27composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in
28population as practicable.

29(6) Beginning with the legislative session that commences
30the first Tuesday of January 2063, the Commonwealth shall be
31divided into 153 representative districts, which shall be
32composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in
33population as practicable.

34(b) Each senatorial district shall elect one Senator, and
35each representative district one Representative. Unless
36absolutely necessary no county, city, incorporated town,
37borough, township or ward shall be divided in forming either a

1senatorial or representative district.

2Section 2. (a) The first elections after reapportionment of
3the Commonwealth under section 17 of Article II of the
4Constitution of Pennsylvania to conform to the amendment under
5section 1 of this Joint Resolution, as it relates to the
6addition of section 16(a)(2) of Article II, shall be held in the
7year 2022.

8(b) The first elections after reapportionment of the
9Commonwealth under section 17 of Article II of the Constitution
10of Pennsylvania to conform to the amendment under section 1 of
11this Joint Resolution, as it relates to the addition of section
1216(a)(3) of Article II, shall be held in the year 2032.

13(c) The first elections after reapportionment of the
14Commonwealth under section 17 of Article II of the Constitution
15of Pennsylvania to conform to the amendment under section 1 of
16this Joint Resolution, as it relates to the addition of section
1716(a)(4) of Article II, shall be held in the year 2042.

18(d) The first elections after reapportionment of the
19Commonwealth under section 17 of Article II of the Constitution
20of Pennsylvania to conform to the amendment under section 1 of
21this Joint Resolution, as it relates to the addition of section
2216(a)(5) of Article II, shall be held in the year 2052.

23(e) The first elections after reapportionment of the
24Commonwealth under section 17 of Article II of the Constitution
25of Pennsylvania to conform to the amendment under section 1 of
26this Joint Resolution, as it relates to the addition of section
2716(a)(6) of Article II, shall be held in the year 2062.

28Amend Bill, page 2, line 4, by striking out "2" and inserting

29 3

30Amend Bill, page 2, lines 27 through 30; page 3, line 1, by
31striking out all of said lines on said pages

 

See A03415 in
the context
of HB1234