2012 Child Labor Legislation

childrenTwenty-six states introduced bills on child labor during the 2012 legislative session. Ten states enacted a total of 11 bills affecting employment of minors.


Summary of Enacted Child Labor Legislation

Alabama enacted a law specifying the documents that are acceptable to provide proof of age for minors, limiting the work of minors in adult establishments and clarifying oversight of minors in theatrical productions. (SB 174)

California passed two laws related to employment of minors in the entertainment industry. The first bill requires agents who represent minors to qualify for and obtain a Child Performer Services Permit from the labor department, including going through a sex offender background check. (AB 1660)  The second bill amended current law on the employment of infants under the age of one month, by requiring a health certification by a physician prior to issuing a permit. (AB 2396)

Connecticut enacted a law allowing a minor 16 years of age and over who is participating in a manufacturing internship to work in any manufacturing establishment.  (SB 383)

Illinois amended current law to expand employment opportunities for youth, young adults and veterans, enacting the Illinois Veteran, Youth, and Young Adult Conservation Jobs Act to provide for employment in state and local parks and recreational facilities.  (HB 4586)

Louisiana amended current law on employment of minors, expanding the classes of people authorized to issue employment certificates for public, private and home schooled youth. (SB 612)

Maryland enacted a law allowing the city of Baltimore to establish an Investment in Our Youth Pilot Program to provide summer jobs for youths through state or local government agencies or nonprofit organizations operating within the city.  (HB 215)

Minnesota amended current law restricting youth employment in hazardous jobs to allow them to be employed in nonseasonal, nontransient retail stores selling explosives or pyrotechnics. (HB 2046)

Pennsylvania enacted a complete revision of its child labor law, specifying the permitted jobs at which minors may work, establishing work times, limiting the hours of employment during the school year and summer breaks, requiring trust accounts for minors in entertainment jobs earning in excess of a specified amount, establishing school requirements for child entertainers, and providing for employment certificates. (HB 1548)

Tennessee adopted a law forbidding the use of public funds to enforce any changes made by the Federal government regarding youth employment in agricultural work.  (HB 2669)

South Dakota enacted a law that a truck driver engaged in interstate commerce or transporting hazardous materials must be at least twenty-one years old. (SB 55)


List of Introduced and Enacted Child Labor Legislation

 
ALABAMA
AL H 261
Sponsor: McClammy (D)
Summary: Provides an income tax credit for hiring certain persons under the age of 19 during school breaks, after school, or on weekends.
02/09/2012 To House Committee on Ways and Means Education.
 
AL H 268
Sponsor: Galliher (R)
Summary: Amends sections related to the Child Labor Division of the Alabama Department of Labor; clarifies certain terms in existing law; specifies which documents satisfy proof of age requirements; requires public display of Child Labor Certificates; defines adult establishment and limit employment of children in adult establishments; authorizes the assessment of civil penalties for violations.
04/17/2012 Indefinitely postponed.

AL S 174
Sponsor: Holley (R)
Summary: Relates to the Child Labor Division of the Alabama Department of Labor; clarifies certain terms in existing law; specifies which documents satisfy proof of age requirements; requires public display of Child Labor Certificates; defines adult establishment; limits employment of children in adult establishments; authorizes the assessment of civil penalties for violations; clarifies the role of the department in regulating the employment of children in theatrical productions.
04/24/2012 Signed by Governor. Act No. 2012-231
 
CALIFORNIA
CA A 394
Sponsor: Silva (R)
Summary: Exempts an individual who renders services as a volunteer from provisions of existing law that prescribe wages, hours, and working conditions for all employees in the state, and that prescribe the hours per day and per week that an employer may employ a minor.
02/01/2012 Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.
 
CA A 552
Sponsor: Morrell (R)
Summary: Amends existing law that specifies limitations on the employment of a minor. Defines community entertainment to mean performing arts events, including dance, music, opera, and theater arts, produced by nonprofit organizations in which members of the community are invited to participate as nonprofessional members of the cast, crew, ensemble, troupe, staff, or production.
02/01/2012 Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.
 
CA A 1660
Sponsor: Campos (D)
Summary: Prohibits a person, except licensed talent agents and other specified persons, from representing or providing specified services to artists who are minors, under a specified age, unless he or she submits to the Labor Commissioner an application for a Child Performer Services Permit and receives that permit. Sets a filing fee. Requires a determination that the applicant is not required to register as a sex offender. Creates a permit fund. Requires the maintenance of a list of such permit holders.
09/27/2012 Signed by Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 634
 
CA A 2017
Sponsor: Atkins (D)
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law requiring the Department of Industrial Relations to contract with a coordinator to establish a statewide young worker health and safety resource network to assist in increasing the ability of young workers and their communities statewide to identify and address workplace hazards in order to prevent young workers from becoming injured or ill on the job.
02/23/2012 Introduced.
 
CA A 2396
Sponsor: Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee
Summary: Relates to existing law prohibiting the employment on a motion picture set or location of an infant under the age of one month unless a prescribed certification is made by a physician and surgeon who is board-certified in pediatrics. Provides that this requirement must be met before a temporary permit for the employment of the infant may be issued.
09/07/2012 Signed by Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 260
 
CONNECTICUT
CT H 5001
Sponsor: Kirkley-Bey (D)
Summary: Concerns funding for summer youth employment and training and year round youth employment; helps Connecticut youth become employed.
04/04/2012 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.
 
CT H 5136
Sponsor: Kirkley-Bey (D)
Summary: Establishes a youth employment system and a public private partnership; provides tax incentives to employers to hire low income and at-risk youth.
03/20/2012 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.
 
CT H 5153
Sponsor: Lemar (D)
Summary: Concerns the labor department's youth employment program; provides additional funds for youth employment programs.
03/20/2012 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.
 
CT S 291
Sponsor: Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement
Summary: Establishes a youth employment system; furthers develop, enhance and expand employment opportunities for youth, support career pathways to provide youth and young adults with education, skills and access to good jobs and successful careers, and establish a public-private partnership to encourage the employment of talented and experienced youth and young adults.
05/07/2012 House Calendar No. 533.

CT S 383
Sponsor: Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement
Summary: Concerns manufacturing and mechanical internships; concerns the prohibition of minors under the age of eighteen years employed or permitted to work in any occupation which has been pronounced hazardous to health by the Department of Public Health; adds a provision that the employment of minors who are participating in a manufacturing internship in any manufacturing establishment is not prohibited; adds such internship to the definition of internship.
06/15/2012 Signed by Governor. Public Act No. 12-154
 
FLORIDA
FL H 237
Sponsor: Thompson G (D)
Summary: Relates to employment of children by the entertainment industry; provides requirements for employment of children in the entertainment industry; provides for the responsibilities of employers and parents or legal guardians of such children; requires a preauthorization certificate for each child; provides limitations on working hours of child performers; provides certification requirements & duties of teachers and trainers of child performers.
03/09/2012 In House. Died in committee.
 
FL S 308
Sponsor: Joyner (D)
Summary: Provides requirements for the employment of children in the entertainment industry; provides responsibilities of employers and parents or legal guardians of such children; requires a pre-authorization certificate for each child; provides duties of the Division of Regulation within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; provides limitations on the working hours of child performers; provides certification requirements and duties of teachers of child performers.
03/09/2012 In Senate. Died in committee.
 
FL S 1534
Sponsor: Siplin (D)
Summary: Relates to job opportunities for youth; requires that Jobs for Florida's Graduates submit to the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida's Graduates a proposal for funding a statewide summer program for youth employment.
03/09/2012 In Senate. Died in committee.

ILLINOIS
IL H 4048
Sponsor: Golar (D)
Summary: Appropriates $9,000,000 to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the General Revenue Fund for grants under the Community Youth Employment Act.
07/01/2012 Rule 19(b)/ Re-referred to Rules Committee.

IL H 4586
Sponsor: Davis W (D)
Summary: Amends the Youth and Young Adult Employment Act; changes the short title to the Veteran, Youth, and Young Adult Conservation Jobs Act; defines managing supervisor and veteran; provides that funding for the Act shall be from any State or federal funds or grants or other funding received by the Department of Natural Resources; provides that the Young Adult Conservation Corps shall be limited to citizens of the State who at the time of enrollment are 18 through 25 years of age and who are unemployed.
07/05/2012 Signed by Governor. Public Act No. 738
 
IL H 4643
Sponsor: Senger (R)
Summary: Amends the Park District Code; prohibits a park district from knowingly employing a minor who has been adjudicated as committing any of the following offenses: unlawful use of weapons, a violation of the Controlled Substances Act, a violation of certain provisions of the Cannabis Control Act, a forcible felony, a violation of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or a felony or a Class A or B misdemeanor.
03/09/2012 Referred to House Committee on Rules.
 
IL H 5781
Sponsor: Mitchell B (R)
Summary: Amends the School Code, the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, and the Illinois Youth and Young Adult Employment Act; provides that after July 1, 2012 persons may not be nominated for General Assembly scholarships and that General Assembly scholarships may not be awarded after that date unless the nomination is made prior to that date.
02/16/2012 To House Committee on Rules.

IL S 1565
Sponsor: Lightford (D)
Summary: Amends the Minimum Wage Law; provides for fewer limitations on the definition of employee; Provides a procedure for increasing the minimum wage annually to restore the minimum wage to its historic level and thereafter increasing the minimum wage by the increase in the cost of living during the preceding year; deletes language pertaining to temporary or irregular employees and employees under the age of 18.
07/01/2012 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.
 
IL S 3660
Sponsor: Hunter (D)
Summary: Amends the Youth and Young Adult Employment Act; relocates the Community Youth Employment Program to the Youth and Young Adult Employment Act; provides that the Department of Natural Resources instead of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall administer the competitive grant program to provide up to 5,000 youths with stipends or wages, or both, and supervision for up to a 10-week summer work program; provides program outreach details; repeals the Community Youth Employment Act.
07/01/2012 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.
 
IL SR 596
Sponsor: Hunter (D)
Summary: Urges President Obama and Congress to pass the $5 billion Pathways Back to Work legislation as soon as possible to create an employment program throughout the year, with a particular emphasis on the creation of summer employment for 500,000 youth and adults, by combining education and productive work in their neighborhoods.
03/08/2012 In Senate. Passed Senate.
 
INDIANA
IN S 337
Sponsor: Waltz (R)
Summary: Relates to child labor law; provides that a legal entity whose ownership is limited to the parents of an employed child or persons standing in place of the parent of an employed child is not subject to certain provisions of child labor law; provides for civil penalties to be assessed by the department of labor concerning employment certificate violations and hazardous occupation violations of child labor law, to be deposited in the employment of youth fund.
02/09/2012 To House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions.
 
IOWA
IA D 5314
Sponsor: Department of Workforce Development
Summary: Relates to child labor; increases the age of a child who may not be employed in street occupations of peddling, the distribution or sale of newspapers, magazines, periodicals or circulars, nor in any other occupations in any street or public place; provides that an employer may complete and file a child labor work permit for an employee of a certain age.
02/06/2012 Additionally assigned to House File: 2227.
 
IA H 2227
Sponsor: House Labor Committee
Summary: Relates to the child labor requirements administered by the labor commissioner; relates to firms employing persons engaged in the distribution or sale of newspapers, magazines, periodicals, or circulars; requires an employer to complete and file a child labor work permit for an employee sixteen years of age or older; provides for civil penalties.
03/07/2012 In Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations.
 
IA HR 107
Sponsor: Hager (R)
Summary: Opposes proposed federal regulations for agricultural child labor.
02/08/2012 Passed House.
 
IA HSB 546
Sponsor: House Labor Committee
Summary: Relates to child labor requirements administered by the labor commissioner, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.
02/06/2012 In House. Becomes House File 2227.
 
IA SR 112
Sponsor: Bartz (R)
Summary: Supports the tradition of youth involvement in family farming and opposing federal labor regulations to the contrary.
02/23/2012 To Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
 
IA SSB 3006
Sponsor: Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee
Summary: Makes various changes to child labor requirements administered by the Labor Commissioner; removes all specific references to migratory labor, which is defined to include any person who customarily and repeatedly travels from state to state for the purpose of obtaining seasonal employment; remains applicable to such activity; raises the age at which a child may engage in street occupations such as newspaper delivery.
01/10/2012 Filed as Draft: 5314.
 
KANSAS
KS HR 6010
Sponsor: Trimmer (D)
Summary: Relates to exemption from child labor laws for people under the age of 16 who perform farm related work.
02/09/2012 To House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
 
KENTUCKY
KY HR 60
Sponsor: Dossett (R)
Summary: Requests the members of the Kentucky Congressional delegation to oppose the U.S; Department of Labor's proposed changes to the current farm labor exemptions from child labor regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
01/11/2012 To House Committee on Agriculture and Small Business.
 
KY HR 62
Sponsor: Rand (D)
Summary: Urges the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its proposed rule relating to child farm labor.
01/27/2012 Passed House.
 
LOUISIANA
LA S 612
Sponsor: Johns (R)
Summary: Relates to employment of minors; provides for employment certificates; provides for exemptions for specified minors.
06/14/2012 Signed by Governor. Act No. 837
 
MAINE
ME LR 2784
Sponsor: Senator Rector
Summary: Streamlines the process for minors to obtain a work permit.
03/15/2012 Assigned Senate Paper number 668 and LD 1890
 
ME S 668
Sponsor: Rector (R)
Summary: Simplifies the process for minors to obtain work permits by creating a general work permit, which may be issued to a minor by a superintendent of schools of the school administrative unit in which the minor resides. The general work permit allows for summer and school-year employment. The bill also creates a master certificate for employers, which identifies those employers who provide jobs that are safe and age-appropriate for minors.
04/03/2012 Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
 
MARYLAND
MD H 215
Sponsor: Stukes (D)
Summary: Authorizes the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to establish an Investment in Our Youth Pilot Program to provides summer jobs for certain youths; provides that youths may be hired to work during the summer for the City of Baltimore; provides that the Program must be established as a qualified organization eligible to receive charitable contributions; provides for grants to certain nonprofit organizations.
05/22/2012 Signed by Governor. Chapter No. 655
 
MD H 291
Sponsor: House Economic Matters Committee
Summary: Alters the circumstances under which the Commissioner of Labor and Industry is required to issue a specified work permit for a minor; repeals a specified provision of law authorizing a county superintendent of schools or a superintendent's designee to issue a work permit; requires an employer to apply online to obtain a specified work permit and to make specified certifications.
02/27/2012 Withdrawn from further consideration.
 
MD S 882
Sponsor: Jones-Rodwell (D)
Summary: Authorizes a county to establish an Investment in Our Youth (IO-YOUth) Program; specifies that the purpose of a Program is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations to provide summer jobs for youths who are between 14 and 18 years of age; requires a county that establishes a Program to establish a special fund that is to be used to fund the Program; specifies that the Program is to be funded by specified funds and donations.
04/09/2012 Committee Report adopted on House floor.
 
MASSACHUSETTS
MA H 540
Sponsor: Sanchez (D)
Summary: Relates to making investments in youth employment and educational pathways to employment; promotes and supports activities and programs that will increase the education, skills and employment of Massachusetts's youth and their successful integration into the Massachusetts economy.
03/13/2012 To House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
MA H 544
Sponsor: Speliotis (D)
Summary: Relates to the reporting by physicians of certain information concerning child labor laws in the Commonwealth.
08/23/2012 From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied Study Order H 4408.
 
MA H 1396
Sponsor: Garry (D)
Summary: Relates to child labor law.
08/23/2012 From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied Study Order H 4408.
 
MA H 1964
Sponsor: Walz (D)
Summary: Reduces the dropout rate of students in the public schools; provides exemptions from compulsory attendance requirements for children who have been granted an employment permit when the welfare of such child will be better served through the granting of such permit; provides for exit interviews; implements policies to prevent dropouts.
05/31/2012 From Joint Committee on Education: Amended by sub. of New Draft. See H 4140.
 
MA H 2817
Sponsor: Ehrlich (D)
Summary: Provides legal protections for child performers and their families; provides for exemptions; provides that parents entering into certain types of contracts assume fiduciary relationships with children; provides for jurisdiction of probate and family courts; provides for payment of child support as a consideration in wage deposit.
07/31/2012 From Joint Committee on Judiciary: Accompanied Study Order H4364.
 
MA H 2871
Sponsor: Fox (D)
Summary: Relates to investment in programs to support youth employment and provide disadvantaged youth with job skills and training, as well as remedial education or placement in a GED program.
08/23/2012 From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied Study Order H 4409.
 
MA S 253
Sponsor: Tolman (D)
Summary: Relates to the YouthBuild program; establishes a grant program for YouthBuild and provides for applications.
09/25/2012 From Joint Committee on Education: Accompanied Study Order H 4432.
 
MA S 929
Sponsor: Hedlund (R)
Summary: Relates to youth sports referees; provides that child labor regulations shall not prohibit children of a certain age from participating in a youth sporting event as a referee, coach or other position necessary to the sporting event; provides exemptions.
04/26/2012 From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied Study Order S 2236.
 
MA S 1175
Sponsor: Timilty J (D)
Summary: Regulates tanning facilities; defines terms; prohibits operation of a tanning facility without a license and provides for licensing and inspection provisions; prohibits a tanning facility from employing a minor as an operator or permit him to operate a tanning device; provides other operating requirements; prohibits children under a certain age from using a tanning device and requires certain parental consent.
04/09/2012 From Joint Committee on Public Health: Amended by substitution of New Draft. See S 2211.
 
MINNESOTA
MN H 2046
Sponsor: Woodard (R)
Summary: Relates to public safety; permits law enforcement access to Department of Human Services electronic civil commitment data for a background check on an applicant for a permit to possess explosives; allows minors to be employed in retail stores in nonhazardous occupations; provides an exception for minors employed in retail stores that are nonseasonal and are of a nontransient nature and which sell or offer for sale explosives or pyrotechnics.
05/02/2012 Signed by Governor. Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 266
 
MN H 2479
Sponsor: Johnson S (DFL)
Summary: Relates to workforce development; appropriates money for a youth job corps program.
02/23/2012 To House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
 
MISSISSIPPI
MS S 2250
Sponsor: Clarke E (R)
Summary: Excludes from the term employment, under the Mississippi Employment Security law, certain services performed by an individual in the delivery or distribution of newspapers or shopping news regardless of the individual's age.
04/11/2012 Died on calendar.
 
MISSOURI
MO H 1886
Sponsor: Grisamore (R)
Summary: Requires Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to establish a work group to assess available resources needed for effective work experiences for youth with disabilities.
03/26/2012 Public Hearing completed.
 
MO HCR 59
Sponsor: Schatz (R)
Summary: Opposes the proposed United States Department of Labor regulations which would prohibit certain youth agricultural labor and employment.
05/18/2012 To House Committee on General Laws.
 
NEW JERSEY
NJ A 1079
Sponsor: Quijano (D)
Summary: Amends FY2011 annual appropriations act to authorize use of $2,000,000 of federal funds available from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund for establishment of Statewide Youth Employment Initiative.
01/10/2012 To Assembly Committee on Budget.
 
NEW YORK
NY S 510
Sponsor: Maziarz (R)
Summary: Permits minors to be employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event.
01/18/2012 From Senate Committee on Labor.
 
NY S 767
Sponsor: Young (R)
Summary: Authorizes minors who are members of a religious community to engage or assist in employment which minors are otherwise prohibited from performing.
06/12/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
 
NY S 1722
Sponsor: Montgomery (D)
Summary: Creates a youth employment and career development program in New York city high schools administered by New York city board of education to encourage the development of part and full-time jobs for high school students and graduates, provide students with job training, placement services and career counseling and assist high school faculty in developing and implementing a curriculum to provide students with work-competency training.
03/12/2012 To Senate Committee on Rules.
 
NY S 4116
Sponsor: Savino (D)
Summary: Relates to the treatment of the earned income of a child under the age of 18 when determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy.
02/24/2012 Amended in Senate Committee on Children and Families.
 
NY S 4337
Sponsor: Smith M (D)
Summary: Establishes the summer employment program for youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one to be administered by the labor department; provides local community-based organizations and government entities shall be eligible to receive funds under this program; positions to be from the public and non-profit sectors.
01/19/2012 Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.
 
NY S 6909
Sponsor: Farley (R)
Summary: Relates to off-premises beer and wine products; allows an individual with an on-premises consumption license to follow the same rules as a food or drug store when employing underage persons to stock shelves, and, in regard to beer and wine coolers sold for off-premises consumption only, to act as a cashier under direct supervision; provides that an individual with an on-premises, restaurant, license may follow the same hours as food stores in regard to the sale of beer for off-premises consumption.
06/21/2012 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
 
NY S 7162
Sponsor: Lanza (R)
Summary: Provides that students may be employed for up to five hours on any day preceding a school day as a qualified lifeguard or aquatic supervisory staff, provided that the employer receives and maintains both the written consent of the minor's parent or guardian and a certificate which shall be provided to the employer at the end of each marking period by the minor's school which shall assert that such minor is in satisfactory academic standing.
05/01/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.
 
OHIO
OH H 402
Sponsor: Barnes (D)
Summary: Requires the Director of Development to establish a youth summer jobs pledging initiative to increase access to summer employment opportunities for high school and college youth.
01/19/2012 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.
 
PENNSYLVANIA
PA H 81
Sponsor: Thomas (D)
Summary: Amends the Workforce Development Act, in local workforce investment areas and boards, providing for youth councils.
09/24/2012 In House. Laid on table.
 
PA H 1548
Sponsor: Murt (R)
Summary: Amends the Child Labor Law; regulates employment of children at establishments where alcoholic beverages or malt liquor is sold; provides for educational requirements and work hours; provides for transfers to minor child performer trust accounts; provides for revocation of an entertainment permit in certain circumstances; relates to minors serving in volunteer emergency service organizations; regulates participation at sports events, recreational establishments, camp counselors and hazardous occupations.
10/24/2012 Signed by Governor. Act No. 2012-151
 
PA S 1365
Sponsor: Kitchen (D)
Summary: Establishes the Youth Job Program; provides for job training and career experience to unemployed youths.
01/09/2012 To Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy.
 
RHODE ISLAND
RI S 2903
Sponsor: Maher (R)
Summary: (Resolution) Requests that the United States Labor Secretary withdraw the proposal to modify student learner exemptions in agriculture under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
04/26/2012 Resolution No. 2012-221
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
SD S 55
Sponsor: Senate Transportation Committee
Summary: Updates certain provisions pertaining to motor carrier safety and transportation of hazardous materials; provides for age of driver, interstate and intrastate transportation of hazardous materials; relates to violations of the hazardous materials regulations pertaining to packaging, prohibited shipments, loading and unloading, segregation and separation, retesting and inspection of cargo.
02/13/2012 Signed by Governor. Session Law. Chapter No. 229
 
TENNESSEE
TN H 2669
Sponsor: Faison (R)
Summary: Relates to child labor; specifies that no public funds of this state or any political subdivision thereof shall be allocated to the regulation or enforcement of any change made to the department of labor's Hazardous Occupations Orders for Agricultural Employment regarding the employment of children in an agricultural setting.
04/16/2012 Signed by Governor. Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 757
 
TN S 2565
Sponsor: Ketron (R)
Summary: Relates to child labor; specifies that no public funds of this state or any political subdivision thereof shall be allocated to the regulation or enforcement of any change made to certain rules regarding the employment of children in an agricultural setting.
03/29/2012 In Senate. Amendment withdrawn from Senate floor. No. 1
 
UTAH
UT H 222
Sponsor: Ray (R)
Summary: Requires a licensed escort service to renew the license annually and prohibits a municipality or a county from issuing a license to an escort service that employs a person younger than 21 years of age.
03/08/2012 Enacting clause struck.
 
UT H 391
Sponsor: Wright (R)
Summary: Relates to child labor amendments.
02/04/2012 Introduced.
 
VIRGINIA
VA H 167
Sponsor: Cosgrove (R)
Summary: Relates to child labor; relates to exemption for children employed in a family business; exempts children from certain provisions of the child labor laws if they are employed by their parent or a person standing in place of their parent or an employer that is a business entity primarily owned by a family member or members and the parent or person standing in place of the parent consents.
01/17/2012 Left in committee.
 
VA H 641
Sponsor: Stolle (R)
Summary: Relates to employment certificates for children; increases the age at which children are required to have a work-training certificate or part-time employment certificate from 16 to 18, provided that any individual who has obtained a standard diploma, advanced studies diploma, or general achievement diploma shall not be required to have an employment certificate.
02/14/2012 Left in committee.
 
WISCONSIN
WI A 445
Sponsor: Grigsby (D)
Summary: Relates to the hours that a minor may work.
03/23/2012 Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.
 
WI S 355
Sponsor: Lassa (D)
Summary: Relates to the hours that a minor may work.
03/23/2012 Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1.
 
Source: StateNet bill tracking database, year-end search, Nov. 25, 2012.