Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Measures to Cut Size of the Legislature Pass House, Says Everett
12/17/2013
HARRISBURG – Two bills that begin the process of reducing the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, House Bill 1234 and House Bill 1716, were passed by the House, co-sponsor Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today.
 
House Bill 1234 would, if enacted, cut the size of the House from 203 to 153 members, while House Bill 1716 would reduce the Senate from 50 to 38 members.

“I support this effort to reduce the size of both chambers of the General Assembly in an effort to make our state government function with improved efficiency,” said Everett. “In this age of improved communications through technological advancement, we can reach many more constituents effectively. These bills have been very well thought out, and there have been many residents who have been urging this to take place for some time. I applaud the wide support that both bills received.”

Everett laid out the process for the advancement and approval of the initiative as both bills create constitutional amendments, which would have to pass in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly. Following that, both amendments would be submitted to the voters of the Commonwealth to either accept or reject.

If both amendments are approved in all stages, the changes would take effect on the first session day following the census and subsequent reapportionment in 2020.

Representative Garth D. Everett

84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Raymond Smith
rsmith@pahousegop.com
RepEverett.com
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