Historic Milestone: HB 400
Governor Tom Wolf signed an important milestone for young people with disabilities when he made House Bill 400 a law in Pennsylvania. The new law ensures young people with disabilities have access to part-time and summer jobs while in high school, preparing them for work as adults. Learn more here.
Making Pennsylvania An Employment First State: HB 1641
Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1641, codifying the Employment First policy that the governor established by executive order in March 2016 to increase competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
“My executive order two years ago focused Pennsylvania on being a model state that is hospitable to workers with disabilities and I’m proud to sign this bill adding the weight of law,” said Governor Wolf. “This is a win-win for Pennsylvania. Our employers need smart and skilled workers and increasing employment opportunities ensures people with disabilities can achieve greater independence and inclusion in our communities.” Learn more here.