Pennsylvania legislative histories can only be completed fully online for acts passed after 1975.
For this example, we will be compiling the legislative history to the Congressional Redistricting Act of 2002.
25 P.S. 3595.301 is the statute for "Elections & Electoral Districts: Congressional Districts". This is where we will start to conduct our Pennsylvania legislative history.
See the Key Resources page of this guide for a list of resources needed to complete a Pennsylvania legislative history. The years covered by each source are also included.
Step 1: Identify the Act
The act number can usually be found at the end of the Pennsylvania Statute section.
By following these steps, we see that Act No. 34 of 2002 is the legislative source to 25 P.S. 3595.301.
Step 2: Locate the Bill Number
Using the act number to find the bill number.
Using the Pennsylvania General Assembly's website (1975-present):
Using the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau's website:
The bill number to Act No. 34 of 2002 is HB 2545.
Step 3: Bill History
Use the bill number to find the act's history entry.
The "History" section of the "Bill Information" page for HB 2545 of 2002 is here.
Step 4: Remarks & Debate
Use the act's history entry to find remarks and/or debate.
Jenkins' members can see the completed Pennsylvania Legislative History for 2002 - Act # 34, P.L. 248, HB 2545 by logging into our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories Database.