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File #: 130004    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: VETOED
File created: 1/24/2013 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Enacting a new Chapter 9-3300, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," to provide that certain employees are entitled to paid leave, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: PAID SICK LEAVE, PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES
Code sections: 9-3300 - Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 13000401, As Amended.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
4/3/20131 MAYOR VETOED   Action details Not available
3/14/20131 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass11:6 Action details Not available
3/7/20131 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
3/7/20131 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
3/7/20131 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
3/5/20130 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
3/5/20130 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
3/5/20130 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
3/5/20130 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED   Action details Not available
3/5/20131 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
1/24/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Enacting a new Chapter 9-3300, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," to provide that certain employees are entitled to paid leave, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. A new Chapter 9-3300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," is hereby enacted, to read as follows:
CHAPTER 9-3300. PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES.
§9-3301. Findings.
Whereas the Council finds that:
(1) Most workers in the City of Philadelphia will at some time during the year need temporary time off from work to take care of their own health needs or the health needs of members of their families.
(2) There are many workers employed in the City of Philadelphia who do not have any earned paid sick days, or who have an inadequate number of earned paid sick days to care for their own health needs or the health needs of members of their families. Approximately 2 out of 5 workers in the Philadelphia area do not have earned paid sick days. Nationally, nearly 4 in 10 of all workers do not have earned paid sick days and millions more workers cannot use sick days to care for sick children.
(3) In this economy, earned paid sick days are needed now more than ever. For too many Philadelphians, taking time off from work due to illness or family emergency means sacrificing much-needed income and risking loss of a job. As the economy returns to prosperity, families need every penny of the income they earn to stay financially secure.
(4) Low-income workers are significantly less likely to have earned paid sick days than other members of the workforce. Nationally, four in five low income workers (80%) do not have access to paid sick days.
(5) Providing workers the opportunity to earn time off to attend to their own health care and the health care of family members will ensure a healthier and more productive workforce in t...

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