Session: 2021-2022

ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

HB 2207 is a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would abolish the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) and replace it with an 11-member “citizens commission,” most of whom would be appointed by leaders of the General Assembly.

For many years, election reform advocates have been asking the General Assembly to reform the redistricting process and to end the conflict of interest that allows lawmakers to choose voters rather than voters choosing their representatives. Rather than giving voters the kind of reform they have demanded, HB 2207 would actually make the problem worse by setting up a sham "citizen's commission" that leaves the real power in the hands of the majority party in each chamber of the General Assembly.

Check the bill's status here.


Representative Seth Grove



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