HARRISBURG – Two bills impacting PA teens have been signed into law. For a teen to receive a work permit under existing law, they must sign the permit in front of the issuing officer, who must then examine it. The signature regulation was waived during the pandemic. Act 117 of 2022 permanently removes the requirement, making it easier for teens to obtain a work permit. The governor also signed Act 155 of 2022 to allow a 17-year-old junior firefighter to complete the Interior Firefighting Module with the Live Burns training program. Previously, only people age 18 and older were permitted to enroll. In order to take the training at 17, junior firefighters would need permission of their parents and fire chief. This would mean that when a junior firefighter turns 18-years-old, they would immediately be able to serve as a full-fledged firefighter.