For several years, Pennsylvania activists have been trying to persuade the legislature to pass the ballot access reform bill, which in the current two-year session is SB 195. The bill has never had a committee hearing. However, State Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster), who is chair of the committee that handles election law bills in the Senate, will meet with members of the Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition on January 9, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. He had earlier promised to meet with them on October 28, 2013, but that meeting had been cancelled.
A majority of members of the Committee either co-sponsor the bill, or have said that they favor a hearing, but so far Senator Smucker has not scheduled a hearing.