In 2022, the PA General Assembly passed five constitutional amendments as part of one bill, Senate Bill 106, with late night votes weeks after the normal start of summer recess. After voter outcry about one of those amendments, the PA Senate has struck again, unbundling the five, then putting a different mix of three together in just three legislative days.
We are not lawyers, parliamentarians or procedural experts, but we HAVE spent the last few years deep in research on rules in use in other states and have also logged hundreds of hours of conversation with Pennsylvania legislators in both parties and both chambers.
The status quo is not working in Harrisburg. We are asking for better procedural rules that support collaborative policymaking. The vote on rules has taken place in the Senate, but is still not scheduled in the House. Contact your state representative AND legislative leaders.
About 130 Pennsylvanians gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg to celebrate accomplishments of the past few years and prepare for the challenges ahead. FDPA Chair Carol Kuniholm opened the meeting, acknowledging the dedicated work of volunteers across the state that contributed to better legislative maps drawn for the next decade.