PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2015 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage this week of a bill that would stop Philadelphia’s new sick leave law:

“I was very disappointed in the Senate’s vote on Tuesday to adopt legislation that aims to strip Philadelphia of its new sick leave law.

“I voted against Senate Bill 333 and worked to help other lawmakers understand how important the sick leave requirements for frontline workers in the city is necessary, but the tide was against us.

“I still believe the new law is a good one and, if anything should be done it should be replicated throughout the commonwealth.

“Philadelphia leaders worked for years to come up with a good plan that the majority believed would deliver some relief and a better quality of life for workers. The law that Mayor Michael Nutter signed in February represented that good plan.

“I hope the House will reject the proposal. If that doesn’t happen, I will work to convince Gov. Tom Wolf to veto Senate Bill 333,” Sen. Williams said.

SB 333 was adopted 37-12 on April 14. Sen. Williams was one of the 12 “no” votes.


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