Philadelphia’s Mayor vetoes a proposed mandatory-sick-pay bill

Yesterday afternoon, in a letter to City Council, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill. This bill, discussed in a previous blog post, would have required businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees who work a minimum number of hours in Philadelphia County.

On June 16, City Council passed a watered-down version of the bill by a razor-thin 9-8 vote. 

Here is a copy of the amended bill. 

Here is a copy of the old version. 

Here is a comparison of the new bill to the old bill.

It will take a 2/3rds majority to override the veto. So, 3 nays will have to become ayes. Otherwise, we will have to wait to see what happens when new City Council members are seated in 2012.

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