Meeting to consider SB 1147

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

May 24, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1147

Schedule

SB 1147 (Robinson) – Amends the Public Works Employment Verification Act to increase penalties and length of debarment for violations and provides additional revenue to the Department of General Services for enforcement.

    • A04190 (Robinson) – Limits the maximum debarment period to three years for willful violations and makes a technical correction.

Meeting to consider SB 1083 and SB 1162

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1083 and SB 1162

Schedule

SB 1083 (Baker) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to provide that the spouse of an active-duty member of the Armed Forces shall not be disqualified from unemployment compensation eligibility for voluntarily leaving employment if the voluntary quit was the result of having to relocate due to permanent change of station, activation orders, or deployment orders, and such relocation would make it impractical or unreasonably difficult for the military spouse to continue employment with their employer.

A03873 (Tartaglione)

SB 1162 (Bartolotta/Tartaglione) – Creates a free-standing PennSERVE Act, establishing the Office of PennSERVE and the PennSERVE Advisory Board, and repeals Article XXII-B of the Administrative Code where those entities are currently established.

Meeting to consider SB 569, SB 993 and HB 129

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, February 7, 2022 | Off the Floor

Room 461, Main Capitol

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 569, SB 993 and HB 129

Schedule

SB 569 (Argall) – Establishes procedures to be followed when state correctional officers and forensic employees are under investigation and requires that state correctional officers suspended pending investigation continue to receive pay and benefits unless a criminal proceeding has been instituted under the Governor’s Code of Conduct.

SB 993 (J. Ward) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to eliminate requirements on agricultural employers and H-2A workers to pay unemployment compensation (UC) taxes.

HB 129 (Cox) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to change the default method by which UC hearings are held from in-person hearings to videoconference and telephone hearings.

  • A03619 (Bartolotta) – Allows a party to a UC hearing to request an in-person hearing for any reason while still allowing other parties to participate by videoconference or telephone, unless the referee determines that all parties must participate in person to ensure a fair hearing.

 

Meeting to consider HB 1819, HB 1829, and HB 1837

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Agenda

Meeting to consider HB 1819, HB 1829, and HB 1837

Schedule

  • HB 1819 (Labs) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to clarify that a claimant may not take actions, such as skipping an interview, to discourage their reemployment.
  • HB 1829 (Ecker) – Amends the Child Labor Act by modernizing the work permit issuing process to eliminate the requirement that the minor appear in-person to sign the permit and be examined by the issuing officer. 
  • HB 1837 (Irvin) – Amends the Workers Compensation Act to allow a claimant to appear before a workers compensation judge and provide a sworn statement that they understand the terms of a compromise and release agreement.

Meeting to consider SB 320, SB 634, SB 775 and HB 723

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Meeting to consider SB 320, SB 634, SB 775 and HB 723

AGENDA

SB 320 (Bartolotta) – Establishes the Broadcast Freemarket Agreement Act, prohibiting non-compete agreements in broadcast contracts to the extent the non-compete restricts movement to a new employer or movement within a geographic area.

SB 634 (Laughlin) – Amends the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to require municipalities using third party agencies for enforcement to utilize at least two third party agencies.

SB 775 (Bartolotta) – Amends the Workers’ Compensation Act to clarify the requirements for a first responder to establish a post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) workers’ compensation claim.

HB 723 (Mizgorski) – Amends the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Act to bring it into compliance with federal law as provided for in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

*A02313 (potential)

Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

JOINT HEARING

Senate Education Committee AND Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

9 to 9:15 – Introductions

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chair, Labor & Industry Committee
Senator Scott Martin, Chair, Education Committee
Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chair, Labor & Industry Committee
Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee 

9:15 to 9:45 – State Perspective

Dr. Tanya Garcia, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education – Testimony
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Amanda Harrison, Chief, Division of Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Sheila Ireland, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development – Testimony
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

9:45 to 11 – Adult Education Career Pathways

Provider 1

Cheryl Hiester, Executive Director – Testimony
The Literacy Council of Lancaster and Lebanon

Ernesto Matos, RN
Union Community Care

Jenni Black, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
Union Community Care

Provider 2

Carey Harris, CEO – TestimonyAttachment
Literacy Pittsburgh

Jeff Nobers, Executive Director – Testimony
Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

Dimero Dixon, Laboror (written testimony only) – Testimony
Southwest Aluminum and Glass

Provider 3

Dr. Mary Ellen Caro, President and CEO – Testimony
Peirce College

Tara Butler, Medical Coding Professional – Testimony
Penn Medicine

Provider 4

Carlos Graupera, CEO – Testimony
Spanish American Civic Association and SACA Development

Sue Martin, Senior Recruiter – Testimony
Penn Medicine

Provider 5

Dr. Kim Rassau, Executive Director
Manchester-Bidwell Training Center

Angelo Nardozi, Mechanical Test Lab Supervisor
US Steel

Lorraine Wasky, Chemical Lab Technician
SKC, Inc.

Additional Written Testimony:

Beyond Literacy – Testimony

Rebecca Watts – Testimony

Public hearing on SB 320 (Non-compete clauses in broadcast employment agreements)

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Thursday, June 10, 2021 |11:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation


Public hearing on SB 320 (Non-compete clauses in broadcast employment agreements)

11:00 to 11:15    Introductions

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chairwoman
Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chairwoman

11:15 to noon    Broadcast Employee Panel

Kerri Wood Einertson, National Legislative Director, SAG-AFTRA  – Testimony
Mary Cavallaro, Chief Broadcast Executive, SAG-AFTRA  – Testimony
Sam Clover, Traffic Reporter, KYW Newsradio – Philadelphia  – Testimony
Pat Ciarrocchi, Retired Anchor, CBS3 – Philadelphia  – Testimony
Stoney Richards, Radio Host, Y108 (WDSY-FM) – Pittsburgh  – Testimony

Noon to 12:45    Broadcast Employer Panel

Bob Bee, Vice President and General Manager, WHTM ABC 27 – Harrisburg
Chris Topf, Vice President and General Manager, WPMT Fox 43 TV – York
Ezio Torres, General Manager, Radio1/Urban1 – Philadelphia
Joe Conti, President, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters – Testimony  – Additional Testimony

12:45 to 1:00    Closing Remarks

Meeting to consider SB 567, SB 617, SB 689, and HB 664

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room 1 and Virtual Participation


SB 567 (Brooks) – Requires the use of the Department of Homeland Security’s CISA guidance to identify essential businesses in future disaster declarations.

SB 617 (Tartaglione) – Requires an employer to provide up to six weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to an eligible employee to care for a terminally ill sibling, grandparent or grandchild, provided the sibling, grandparent or grandchild has no living spouse, child over 17 years of age or parent under 65 years of age.

SB 689 (Baker) – Requires the Department of Labor & Industry to reinstitute UC work search and job registration requirements.

HB 664 (Hershey) – Allows minors to operate temporary businesses, such as lemonade stands, in municipalities or homeowners associations without having to obtain a business license or permit.