Meeting to consider SB 319, SB 486, SB 563, and HB 178

Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12:00 noon

NOB, Hearing Room 1 and Virtual Participation

SB 319 (Bartolotta) – Amends the Workers’ Compensation Act to clarify that employers may recoup medical expenses paid to an employee for a workplace injury when a settlement or award of damages is obtained against a third party for the same injury.

SB 486 (Sabatina) – Amends the Workforce Development Act to provide members of the PA National Guard and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces who serve on active duty, as well as their spouses, preference for placement into job training programs for one year after discharge.

SB 563 (Laughlin) – Amends the Fire and Panic Act to require interconnected smoke detectors in family child care homes.

HB 178 (James) – Amends the Unemployment Compensation Law to increase the time a party (claimant or employer) has to file an appeal to a determination from a UC Service Center or a decision from a UC Referee.

  • A00813 (Bartolotta) – Provides for delivery of appeal notices by electronic means to claimants and employers who opt for that form of delivery and makes technical changes to correct errors made in Act 144 of 2016.
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