The House State Government Committee will take up at its next meeting a series of bills to improve Pennsylvania’s election system and legislation to ensure citizens’ have a much larger say in the redistricting process. The committee will take up the following bills:
• House Bill 1201
would amend the Election Code to shift the duty for determining the wording of the questions and the explanations of ballot questions to the Legislative Reference Bureau.
• House Bill 1614
would require enough ballots to be printed and supplied to each precinct for 50% of all registered voters in that precinct in each party for a primary election, and 100% of all registered voters in that precinct for a general election.
• House Bill 1663
would require voting machines be manufactured in the United States and sold by a vendor with a primary place of business within the United States.
• House Bill 2093
would remove the ability of candidates for school boards to cross-file nomination petitions.
• House Bill 2163
would allow poll watchers, recruited by a candidate, to work in any county where that person is needed and not limited to only the county where the poll watcher resides.
• House Bill 2207
proposes integrated amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, further providing for the Legislative Reapportionment Commission and providing for the Citizens' Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
Committee Chairman Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will be joined by members of the committee and authors of the bills.
Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m.
Room 515 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg
The meeting will be streamed live at RepGrove.com
Greg Gross, 717.260.6374, firstname.lastname@example.org