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File #: 11820-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Defeated
File created: 3/19/2021 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action: 3/30/2021
Title: Motion of the Council of Allegheny County overriding Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s veto of Bill No. 11481-20, “An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending and supplementing the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, Division 5: Health and Sanitation, through the creation of a new Chapter 575, entitled “Paid Sick Days Act,” in order to improve the public health by granting paid sick time to employees in the County.”
Sponsors: Bethany Hallam, Anita Prizio
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Motion of the Council of Allegheny County overriding Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s veto of Bill No. 11481-20, “An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending and supplementing the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, Division 5: Health and Sanitation, through the creation of a new Chapter 575, entitled “Paid Sick Days Act,” in order to improve the public health by granting paid sick time to employees in the County.”

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Whereas, Bill No. 11481-20, an ordinance providing for, inter alia, the accrual and use of paid sick time by employees within Allegheny County, was introduced on April 21, 2020; and

Whereas, multiple informational sessions were conducted by the Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the subject matter of the bill from the late spring through the autumn of 2020; and

Whereas, the Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss and vote upon proposed amendments to Bill No. 11481-20 on January 27, 2021, February 10, 2021, and March 3, 2021; and

Whereas, the Committee on Health and Human Services affirmatively recommended Bill No. 11481-20, as amended, to the full Council with an affirmative recommendation on March 3, 2021; and

Whereas, the full Council passed Bill No. 11481-20 by a vote of 10-4 (with one abstention) at its March 9, 2021 regular meeting; and

Whereas, passage of Bill No. 11481-20 was undertaken after obtaining the advice of Council’s own solicitor, and was entirely consistent with that advice; and

Whereas, the Office of the Chief Executive, the Office of the County Manager, and the County Law Department all received notice of the introduction and full contents of Bill No. 11481-20, and also received notice of each and every Committee session relating to the bill, dating back to April 21, 2020; and

Whereas, on March 16, 2021, Chief Executive Fitzgerald vetoed Bill No. 11481-20 on the basis of a concern relating to County compliance with the terms of...

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