Our July 21st meeting will air live here: https://pacast.com/live/irrc  All letters and emails submitted by 10:00 am on July 19th will be reviewed by our Commissioners before the meeting.  


To accommodate as many speakers as possible, we ask all speakers to sign up in advance and submit a written copy of remarks. If any speaker has not yet registered or submitted their remarks, please do so as soon as possible.  Requests to speak/written statements can be sent to irrc@irrc.state.pa.us 


Remarks are limited to three minutes. You may supplement your remarks with written comments.


We appreciate the considerable interest in this meeting and anticipate that a large number of individuals will wish to speak. We will first provide an opportunity to speak, as time allows, to those who have pre-registered and submitted advance copies of their remarks. If time remains, other attendees will have an opportunity. 


Visitors must show ID and sign in in the lobby.  Masks are optional; please be respectful of others’ preferences.

Please consider watching the meeting online if you are not planning to speak.

Additional information can be found on our meeting agenda: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/documents/uploads/meetings/07-21-2022_Agenda.pdf

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Regulation #52-13: Protected Classes Under the PHRA and PFEOA

Creates a new subchapter to define the terms “sex,” “race” and “religious creed.”

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3339 Proposed Regulation Received March 23, 2022
Agency Name Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission PA Bulletin Publish Date April 09, 2022
Regulation Status Proposed Close of Public Comment May 09, 2022
PA Code 16 Pa. Code Chapter 41.201-41.207 Final Due By May 09, 2024
Analysts Assigned Corinne R. Brandt  (CRB)
Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
Leslie A. Lewis Johnson  (LLJ)
IRRC Comments Due June 08, 2022
Final-Form Regulation Received N/A
Public Meeting Date N/A
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
No IRRC Actions taken at this time

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

May 12, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

June 7, 2022

June 1, 2022

May 17, 2022

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

June 8, 2022

Final regulation has not yet been submitted.

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

Sen Martin and 10 Senators June 7, 2022
Rep Sonney June 1, 2022
REP DAN FRANKEL May 17, 2022
Rep Brian Smith May 13, 2022
Rep Gleim May 13, 2022

IRRC Order(s)

There are currently no IRRC orders.


In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

There are currently no related documents.