|Posted:||December 7, 2018 03:01 PM|
|From:||Senator Patrick J. Stefano|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Establishing Residency as a Requirement for State Employment|
|In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation to amend The Administrative Code of 1929, to require Pennsylvania residency as a prerequisite for state employment.
Currently, the Civil Service Act requires that individuals applying for positions or promotions in the classified service shall either be residents of the Commonwealth or former residents who will establish residency within six months; however, this requirement is not found for non-civil service positions. My legislation would make residency a requirement in both instances.
As noted in a recent Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article, “More than 240 state employees live outside Pennsylvania's borders and, in some cases, pay taxes on their earnings to those other states.” Pennsylvania is home to some of the best and brightest citizens in the country. In recognition of this fact, I believe we should utilize these individuals when carrying out the duties of the Commonwealth.
This legislation was formerly Senate Bill 593 from the 2017-18 Legislative Session and was co-sponsored by Senators Ward, White, and Vulakovich.
I sincerely hope that you will consider joining me in co-sponsoring this legislation. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Jake Gery in my office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduced as SB523