Governor Wolf opted to neither sign nor veto H.B. 336, the Administrative Code bill that is one of four bills accompanying the state budget passed in late June. Without action by the governor, legislation passing the General Assembly becomes law after 10 days.
Among the bill’s key provisions was a one-sentence entry worked out as a compromise between the Republican legislature and the Governor’s office that nixed a regulation promulgated in 2019, which would have significantly expanded the scope of individuals mandated by the state to receive overtime compensation.
The PA Chamber released a statement when the General Assembly passed the bill highlighting the plight of the small business owners and non-profits already struggling to recover from the pandemic and associated shutdowns, for whom this regulation would have been an additional and potentially devastating burden.