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Labor & Industry 2021-2022

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee met on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 to consider the following bills:

SB 319 (Bartolotta) – Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Lawsuits – Whitmoyer Remedy

Reported as committed by a 7-4 vote (all Democrats voting NO)

SB 486 (Sabatina) – Veteran Job Training Preference for Work Training Programs

Unanimously reported

SB 563 (Laughlin) – Update to Fire and Panic Act

Unanimously reported

HB 178 (James) – Lengthening Time Periods for Unemployment Compensation Appeals

Unanimously reported as amended

A00813 (Bartolotta) – Amendment unanimously adopted


The Senate Labor and Industry Committee met on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 to consider the following pieces of legislation:

SB 69 (Langerholc) – Recovery to Work Pilot Program – Unanimously reported as committed             

SB 147 (Langerholc) – Incorporating Risks of Opioid Use into Workers’ Compensation Safety Committee Requirements – Unanimously reported as amended

              Amendment #A00347 (Bartolotta) – Unanimously adopted

SB 168 (Hughes and Mensch) – Forward-Facing Employment Data – Unanimously reported as amended

              Amendment A#00339 (Mensch) –  Unanimously adopted

SB 191 (J. Ward) – Exempting Agriculture Buildings from the Uniform Construction Code – Reported by a vote of 7-3, with Senators Kane, Tartaglione, and L. Williams voting in the negative.

HB 157 (Fee) – Milrite Act Repeal – Unanimously reported as committed


Senator Christine Tartaglione

Senator Christine Tartaglione

Committee Chair