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.