HARRISBURG – Knowing teenagers learn the importance of hard work and responsibility through their early work experience, the House today approved legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker of Adams/Cumberland counties to make it easier for them to join the workforce. In order for a teen to receive a work permit, he or she must sign the permit in front of the issuing officer, who must then examine it. This signature regulation was waived by the administration during the pandemic. House Bill 1829 would permanently remove the requirement. Ecker said, “At a time when there are numerous open jobs and businesses struggling to fill positions, removing their barrier to enter the workforce will help drive our economy all while helping teens gain work experience.” House Bill 1829 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

REP. TORREN ECKER