Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker has not been updated since August 15, 2018

About

Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker is the first ever independent, nonpartisan resource on legislators, legislation, and happenings in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Developer

Zachary Goldberg

Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker was conceived and coded by Zachary Goldberg, a high school student at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Zach has been accepted to study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Mission

While interning with his local state representative, Zach realized that most people do not know who their state representatives and state senators are, much less what legislation is being voted on at a state level. Even though these are things that directly impact their lives, a lot of that information is not easily accessible. With this in mind, Zach developed Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker to make information about the Pennsylvania General Assembly more readily available, enabling people to keep up to date on which legislation is currently being considered and supported by their state legislators.

Function

Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker is meant to educate and familiarize the citizens of Pennsylvania with the legislators who represent them, and the legislation those legislators propose. Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker searches records of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in order to keep our users completely up to date on which legislation is being voted on in the Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives. A different featured legislator and recent piece of legislation are highlighted for each user so that they may become familiar with as many legislators and their stances as possible. We also offer a way to determine our users' local legislators based upon their addresses.

Recognition

Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker has drawn interest from a number of legislators, such as Representative Chris Rabb and Senator Art Haywood. Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker was also commended and shared by the Committee of Seventy in one of their monthly news releases. Pennsylvania Legislation Tracker was named a 2017 winner of the Congressional App Challenge by Congressman Dwight Evans.

Contact

For comments or queries, contact Zachary Goldberg at zachgold@seas.upenn.edu.