Pending Legislation Archives

Is a State Wide Plumbing Licensure Structure On Its Way In Pennsylvania?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Nov 20, 2015.

Pennsylvania House Bill 1357 is presently before the Professional Licensure Committee in the House of Representatives. The legislation, which is scheduled for a committee hearing next month, would impose a state wide licensure system on the plumbing trades in Pennsylvania if passed.

Tags: , , , , ,

FINAL UPDATE: House Bill 874 Becomes Law

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Nov 5, 2015.

Defying the conventional wisdom on how he would handle the recently passed union intimidation bill that was sent to him, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the legislation into law. In a short press release that can be found here, the Governor indicated that he agreed it was time to close the loophole in the law “that allowed both employees and employers” to engage in harassment without penalty when in a labor dispute.

Tags: , , ,

UPDATE: Pennsylvania House Bill Goes to Governor Wolf

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Oct 27, 2015.

Reports out of Harrisburg are that Pennsylvania House Bill 874 – identified as the union intimidation bill – has passed through the House on concurrence vote. The vote was 107-91. As previously reported, the legislation now goes to Governor Wolf for signature. He can choose to veto it, sign it into law, or table it. If he tables it, the legislation would become law in 10 days.

Tags: , , , ,

Pennsylvania Bill Aiming to Close Labor Law Loophole Moving to the Senate Floor?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Sep 15, 2015.

We have continued to follow legislation put forth in the Pennsylvania legislature that seeks to close a loophole in the criminal code that provides exemptions for stalking, harassing, and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction if it is done during a labor dispute. The newest version, Pennsylvania House Bill 874, has passed out of the House and been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 9-4 vote. It now seems primed to come to the Senate floor for a full vote.

Tags: , , , , ,

BILL ELIMINATING EXEMPTION FOR STALKING, HARRASSMENT, AND THREATS TO USE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN LABOR DISPUTE FROM CRIMINAL CODE PASSES PENNSYLVANIA STATE HOUSE

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Apr 22, 2015.

In Pennsylvania, the law currently provides an exception in the criminal code that prohibits the prosecution of the crimes of harassment, stalking, and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction if those otherwise criminal acts are done as part of a labor dispute. Beginning last year, an effort was undertaken in the state legislature to close that loophole.

Tags: , , , , ,

Legislation Introduced to Amend the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act and the Mechanic’s Lien Law

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Apr 3, 2015.

It remains early in both Governor Tom Wolf’s term and the 2015 legislative session. Nonetheless, there is already some legislation which would impact the construction industry making the rounds in Harrisburg.

Tags: , , , ,

President Signs Workforce Development Programs Into Law

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Sep 9, 2014.

President Obama recently signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law. The bill had overwhelming support from all sectors of the construction labor workforce and was a bipartisan effort in both houses of Congress.

Tags: , , , , ,

State Wide Electrical Licensure Bill In The Works Again In Pennsylvania

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Apr 9, 2014.

The introduction of licensure bills in the Pennsylvania state legislature has become quite a regular occurrence over the last 10 years. The efforts have included attempts to establish licensing requirements for electricians, plumbers, crane operators, and a number of other trades. A good deal of debate remains about the idea generally.

Tags: , , , , , ,

PA House Bill 427 Would Impose New Rules On Homebuilders

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Mar 20, 2014.

Although introduced as part of the 2013 legislative session, House Bill 427 now seems to be gaining some momentum in the state legislature. The bill, whose primary sponsor is Representative Readshaw, would impose a number of new rules for residential home builders.

Tags: , , , , ,

Pennsylvania House Rejects Governor Corbett’s Transportation Bill

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Pending Legislation on Nov 19, 2013.

Governor Corbett’s full court press to pass his preferred transportation bill met with stern resistance and failed to pass last night in the Pennsylvania House. Although a top priority for the Republican governor, it is the Republican caucus in the House that has proven difficult for him to convince.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Page 1 of 3123
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News | 2015
  • Philadelphia Ranking Tier 1 - Land Use & Zoning Litigation
  • msi Global Alliance | Member of Independent Legal & Accounting Firms
  • Business Journals Law Firms | Top 50 | 2012