2011 Child Labor Legislation

Child labor legislation was introduced in 28 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico during the 2011 legislative session.  New laws on child labor issues were passed in 10 states and Puerto Rico.  Of particular note, Maine extended the number of hours minors can work when school during the school year and Idaho passed a law allowing children over the age of 12 to work as public school employees for up to 10 hours a week.  In addition, Oregon passed a law that would seek to prevent minors from working in adult entertainment establishments. 

Summary of 2011 Enacted Bills

California passed two laws during the 2011 legislative session.  One extends until 2017 a county exemption for the employment of minors in packing plants; the other provided for temporary work permits for minors in the entertainment industry.

Idaho passed a law allowing children over the age of 12 to be employed by public schools up to a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Louisiana enacted a law regulating employment of minors working in the entertainment industry, including addressing working hours and breaks.

Maine passed a law extending the number of hours minors can work when school is in session.

Michigan enacted two child labor related laws during the 2011 session.  The first provided for waiver of work permit requirements for minors serving as unpaid volunteers for agricultural fairs; the second revised the number of hours a minor could be employed.

New York passed a law extending the validity of work permits for minors in the entertainment industry from a period of six months to that of one year.

Oregon passed two child labor related laws in 2011.  The first would identify and stop underage women working in adult entertainment venues that serve alcohol or food, by using the Liquor Control staff to request proof of age when making inspections.  The second created the Oregon Youth Employment program to provide meaningful training and work experience to youth age 14 to 24.

Puerto Rico enacted the Cooperative Development Program For Youth Business act but it was vetoed by the Governor.

Texas passed two child labor laws.  The first amended the state’s nuisance law to include adult establishments employing minors or employment that is harmful to a child.  The second law established criminal penalties for employing minors in employment harmful to a child.

Utah adopted a resolution calling on Congress to pass a law protecting minors from employment related identity theft.

Virginia passed two laws that included provisions related to child labor.  The first temporarily exempted minor-aged caregivers from participation in the state’s work program for TANF beneficiaries.  The second provided for work programs for juvenile offenders.

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STATES
TITLE
Alabama

AL H 117 McClammy (D)
Title: Class 3 Municipalities
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to any Class 3 municipality organized under Act 618, 1973 Regular Session (Acts 1973, p; 879); provides an income tax credit for hiring certain persons under the age of 19 during school breaks, after school, or on weekends.
04/26/2011 From Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs: Reported favorably.

AL H 556 McMillan (R)
Title: Driving Privileges and School Attendance
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Amends Section 16-28-40, Code of Alabama 1975, conditioning driving privileges on school attendance; requires proof of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week if not enrolled in school; requires the Department of Public Safety to annually provide notice of the requirements for driving, and a form for notifying the department of the withdrawal of a student from school, to high school students through the local superintendent of education.
06/01/2011 Indefinitely postponed.

Alaska
 
Arizona

AZ H 2174 Yee (R)
Title: Wage Rates and Technical Correction
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to investigation of wage rates and employment practices; relates to a technical correction; provides that the commission, on the petition of twenty or more residents of the state engaged in any particular occupation, shall cause an investigation to be made of the wages being paid to minors in that occupation to ascertain whether any substantial number of minors in the occupation is receiving oppressive and unreasonable wages.
01/13/2011 Introduced.

AZ H 2499 Gowan (R)
Title: Cease and Desist Order Technical Correction
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to technical correction; relates to service of a cease and desist order; relates to youth employment.
02/14/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/14/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1016 Pearce (R)
Title: Investigation of Wage Rates
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to employment practices and investigation of wage rates; provides for a technical correction; relates to an investigation to be made of the wages being paid to minors in a certain occupation to ascertain whether any substantial number of minors in the occupation is receiving oppressive and unreasonable wages; provides for appointment of a wage board to report upon the establishment of minimum fair wage rates for minors in such occupation or occupations.
02/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Appropriations.

AZ S 1063 Schapira (D)
Title: Compulsory School Attendance
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to compulsory school attendance; relates to a child who has obtained a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma or the child has graduated from a home school program; amends dates for definition of a truant child and employment of children between six and eighteen years of age; relates to powers of school attendance officers.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Education.
01/11/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1127 Klein (R)
Title: Technical Correction and the Wage Board
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to technical correction; relates to the wage board; relates to minimum wages for minors.
01/18/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1607 Smith S (R)
Title: Schools and Residency Requirements
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to school attendance and residency requirements; provides that school districts and charter schools shall require and maintain verifiable documentation of residency in this state for pupil who enroll; relates to children over fourteen who are employed.
02/17/2011 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Education.
02/17/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Education.
02/17/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
02/17/2011 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Arkansas
 
California

CA A 394 Silva (R)
Title: Employment Regulation: Volunteers
Status: Pending - Carryover
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. Defines the term volunteer for these purposes.
03/16/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/16/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.

CA A 552 Morrell (R)
Title: Employment: Minors.
Status: Pending - Carryover
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.
03/03/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.

CA A 1398 Chesbro (D)
Title: Employment of Minors: Agricultural Packing Plants
Status: Enacted 10/06/2011
Summary: Relates to employment of minors in agricultural packing plants. Provides an exemption for Lake County. Extends the operation of the exceptions pertaining to the employment of minors in Lake County. Changes reporting requirements of affected employers to require a written payroll report to be filed annually on or before a specified date. Changes the requirements of the Labor Commission to issue a single written report on the working conditions of minors employed in the packing plant industry.
10/05/2011 Signed by Governor.
10/06/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 489

CA A 1401 Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee
Title: Employment: Minors
Status: Enacted 10/07/2011
Summary: Establishes a program that enables a minor's parent or guardian, prior to the first employment of a minor performer, to obtain a temporary permit for the employment of a minor. Creates the Entertainment Work Permit Fund into which would be deposited an application fee that would be required for the issuance of a temporary permit. Authorizes the Labor Commissioner to borrow funds from the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund to the Entertainment Work Permit Fund to pay for startup costs.
10/07/2011 Signed by Governor.
10/07/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 557.

Colorado
 
Connecticut

CT H 5112 Morin (D)
Title: Minor Can Work in Retail Establishments
Status: Failed
Summary: Concerns the hours a minor can work in retail establishments; allows minors ages sixteen to eighteen, inclusive, to be able to work until eleven o'clock p.m in retail establishments.
03/15/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 5291 Kirkley-Bey (D)
Title: Summer Youth Employment
Status: Failed
Summary: Concerns funding for summer youth employment; helps Connecticut youths become employed.
04/26/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT S 363 Fasano (R)
Title: Work in Family Businesses
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Allows minors to work in family businesses; allows minors to work in family businesses provided they have the consent of their parents.
03/17/2011 Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/17/2011 Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 71
03/17/2011 Senate Calendar No. 95.

Delaware
 
District of Columbia
DC R 323 Brown K (D)
Title: Council Period 19 Rules Amendment
Status: Adopted 07/12/2011
Summary: Amends the Rules of Organization and Procedure for the Council of the District of Columbia, Council Period 19, to permit contracts to be transmitted from July 15 through August 6, 2011, to permit reprogramming requests and budget modification grant requests to be transmitted and the time period to run from July 15 through August 6, 2011, and to authorize specified hearings, including a hearing related to summer youth employment programs during the recess.
07/12/2011 Passed Council.
07/12/2011 Assigned Resolution Number 187.
Florida

FL H 543 Thompson G (D)
Title: Employment of Children in Entertainment Industry
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to employment of children in entertainment industry; provides requirements for employment of children in entertainment industry; provides responsibilities of employers and parents or legal guardians of such children; requires preauthorization certificate for each child; provides duties of Division of Regulation within DBPR; provides limitations on working hours of child performers; provides certification requirements and duties of teachers and trainers of child performers.
05/07/2011 In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In House. Died in committee.

FL S 278 Joyner (D)
Title: Employment of Children By the Entertainment Industry
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to employment of children by the entertainment industry; 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 preauthorization certificate for each child; provides duties of the Division of Regulation within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Died in committee.

FL H 237 Thompson G (D)
Title: Employment of Children by the Entertainment Industry
Status: Pending
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.
10/17/2011 To House Committee on Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
10/17/2011 Referred to House Committee on Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee.
10/17/2011 Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.

FL S 308 Joyner (D)
Title: Employment of Children By the Entertainment Industry
Status: Pending
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.
10/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Regulated Industries.
10/04/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
10/04/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Education Pre-K - 12.
10/04/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Budget.

Georgia
 
Guam
 
Hawaii
 
Idaho
ID S 1147 Senate State Affairs Committee
Title: Employment of Children
Status: Enacted 04/06/2011
Summary: Revises provisions relating to restrictions on employment of certain children; provides that a student may be employed by the public schools of the district in which the child resides for a maximum of ten hours per week provided such employment is voluntary and with the consent of the student's legal guardian.
04/05/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/06/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 199.
Illinois

IL H 3203 Golar (D)
Title: Economic Opportunity
Status: Pending
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.
02/28/2011 To House Committee on Appropriations-General Services.

IL S 375 Cullerton (D)
Title: State Prohibition of Goods From Child Labor Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the State Prohibition of Goods from Child Labor Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
07/23/2011 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1154 Cullerton (D)
Title: Child Labor Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Child Labor Law; makes a technical change in a section concerning the short title.
07/23/2011 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1155 Cullerton (D)
Title: Child Labor Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Child Labor Law; makes a technical change in a section concerning the short title.
07/23/2011 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1565 Lightford (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Status: Pending
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.
04/08/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

Indiana
 
Iowa
 
Kansas
 
Kentucky
 
Louisiana
LA H 303 Ponti (R)
Title: Employment of Minors
Status: Enacted 06/27/2011
Summary: Relates to the employment of minors; provides for limitations in the employment of minors as well as technical changes and alterations to update terms and bring employment law in line with federal laws as it relates to minors; relates to minors employed in the performing arts, including theatrical arts and motion picture or television productions, proof of age, delivery of employment certificates to employers, meal breaks, documentation of such breaks, and allowable hours when school is in session.
06/24/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/27/2011 Act No. 177.
Maine

ME H 987 Burns D R (R)
Title: Workplace and Minors
Status: Failed
Summary: Amends the laws governing employment practices in the following ways: 1. It establishes a training wage for trainees or secondary students under 20 years of age at $5.25 per hour for their first 180 days of employment; 2. It eliminates the maximum number of hours a minor 16 years of age or older can work during school days; 3. It allows a minor under 16 years of age to work up to 4 hours on a school day during hours when school is not in session.
05/11/2011 House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
05/11/2011 Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME LR 1001 Senator Burns DC
Title: Minor Workplace Access
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Enhances access to the workplace for minors.
03/28/2011 Assigned House Paper number 987 and LD 1346

ME LR 1089 Senator Plowman
Title: Employment Practices and Minors
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Amends Maine Law to conform with Federal Law regarding employment practices for certain minors.
02/11/2011 Assigned Senate Paper number 149 and LD 516

ME S 149 Plowman (R)
Title: Minors and Employment Practices
Status: Enacted 05/31/2011
Summary: Extends the hours a student may work when school is in session; removes language pertaining to authorized school closures and hours of employment; changes the hour to which a student may work on a day preceding a scheduled school day.
05/12/2011 In Senate. Senate Amendment C to Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/12/2011 In Senate. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A as amended by Senate Amendment C.
05/19/2011 In House. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A as amended by Senate Amendment C.
05/31/2011 Public Law No. 2011-174.

Maryland
 
Massachusetts

MA H 540 Sanchez (D)
Title: Youth Pathways to Employment
Status: Pending
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.
10/27/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 544 Speliotis (D)
Title: Information Concerning Child Labor Laws
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to the reporting by physicians of certain information concerning child labor Laws in the Commonwealth.
11/03/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1396 Garry (D)
Title: Child Labor Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to child labor law.
11/03/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1964 Walz (D)
Title: Dropout Rate Public Schools
Status: Pending
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.
09/27/2011 In Joint Committee on Education: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2817 Ehrlich (D)
Title: Legal Protections for Child Performers
Status: Pending
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.
05/18/2011 In Joint Committee on Judiciary: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2871 Fox (D)
Title: Youth Employment Programs
Status: Pending
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.
10/27/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA HD 346 Speliotis (D)
Title: Child Labor Laws
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to child labor laws.
01/14/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 544

MA HD 797 Sanchez (D)
Title: Investments in Youth Employment and Education
Status: Pending
Summary: Makes investments in youth employment and educational pathways.
01/19/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 540

MA HD 1456 Garry (D)
Title: Child Labor Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to child labor law.
01/20/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 1396

MA HD 3136 Ehrlich (D)
Title: Child Performers and Families
Status: Pending
Summary: Protects child performers and families.
01/21/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 2817

MA S 253 Tolman (D)
Title: Youthbuild Program
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to the YouthBuild program; establishes a grant program for YouthBuild and provides for applications.
11/01/2011 In Joint Committee on Education: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 929 Hedlund (R)
Title: Youth Sports Referees
Status: Pending
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.
11/03/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1175 Timilty J (D)
Title: Tanning Facilities
Status: Pending
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.
05/10/2011 In Joint Committee on Public Health: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA SD 2002 Baddour (D)
Title: Minors and Work
Status: Pending
Summary: Relates to minors and work.
06/24/2011 Reported from Joint Committee on Rules.
06/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Michigan

MI H 4727 Goike (R)
Title: Waiver of Work Permit
Status: Enacted 07/12/2011
Summary: Provides for waiver of work permit for minor performing work as unpaid volunteer for an agricultural fair or exhibition managed or held by an agricultural or horticultural society.
07/12/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/12/2011 Public Act No. 80

MI H 4732 Stamas J (R)
Title: Youth Employment Standards
Status: Enacted 10/18/2011
Summary: Amends the Youth Employment Standards Act; revises the provisions governing the number of hours an employer can employ a minor 16 years of age or older.
10/17/2011 Signed by Governor.
10/18/2011 Public Act No. 197

MI HR 145 Cotter (R)
Title: Department of Labor
Status: Pending
Summary: Urges the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor to amend proposed work regulations that would limit youth employment on farms.
10/20/2011 Introduced.
10/20/2011 To House Committee on Agriculture.

MI S 431 Meekhof (R)
Title: Minor Work Hours
Status: Pending
Summary: Revises maximum number of hours a minor may work.
06/14/2011 Introduced.
06/14/2011 To Senate Committee on Economic Development.

MI SR 94 Emmons (R)
Title: Department of Labor
Status: Adopted 11/09/2011
Summary: Memorializes Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor to halt the implementation of proposed restrictions regarding youth employment on farms.
11/09/2011 In Senate. Passed Senate.

Minnesota
MN H 1307 Mullery (DFL)
Title: Jobs
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Relates to jobs; awards grants for the summer youth employment program; appropriates money to the city of Minneapolis.
03/28/2011 Introduced.
03/28/2011 To House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
Mississippi
MS S 2407 Clarke E (R)
Title: Employment Security
Status: Failed
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.
03/11/2011 Died on calendar.
Missouri

MO H 56 Brown M (D)
Title: Employer Tax Credit
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Authorizes a tax credit for employers who hire certain high school students for summer jobs.
01/20/2011 To House Committee on Economic Development.

MO H 63 Curls S (D)
Title: Tobacco Products Sales Age Requirement
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Prohibits any employee of a seller of cigarettes or tobacco products who is younger than 18 years of age from selling cigarettes or tobacco products in the course of his or her employment.
03/16/2011 Public Hearing scheduled: Bill not heard.

MO S 102 Green (D)
Title: Work Certificates
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to work certificates that permit minors to work.
03/01/2011 In Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment: Voted do pass as substituted.

MO S 222 Cunningham J (R)
Title: Child Labor
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to child labor.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committee on General Laws.

Montana
MT D 1804 Gibson (R)
Title: Youth Summer Employment Program
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Concerns the providing for a Montana youth summer employment program; relates to social services; relates to labor and employment.
01/13/2011 Draft on Hold.
Nebraska
 
Nevada
NV A 64 Assembly Education Committee
Title: Education
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to high school diplomas and the high school proficiency examination; relates to habitual truants and habitual disciplinary problems; authorizes counties to increase the filing fees in certain civil actions; authorizes a juvenile court to impose certain penalties against a parent or legal guardian of a child who is adjudicated in need of supervision because the child is a habitual truant; revises provisions governing the issuance of drivers' licenses to minors and employment of minors.
04/16/2011 Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.
New Hampshire
NH LSR 572 Rosenwald (D)
Title: Minimum Wage and High School and Postsecondary Students
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Relates to minimum wage and high school and postsecondary students.
01/06/2011 Assigned Bill Number: H 401.
New Jersey

NJ A 3131 Quijano (D)
Title: State Wide Youth Employment Initiative
Status: Pending
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.
07/01/2010 Introduced.
07/01/2010 To Assembly Committee on Budget.

NJ S 2162 Lesniak (D)
Title: Youth Employment Initiative
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the FY2011 annual appropriations act to authorize the use of $2,000,000 of federal funds available from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund for establishment of a Statewide Youth Employment Initiative.
06/28/2010 Introduced.
06/28/2010 To Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens.

New Mexico
 
New York

NY A 1733 Brennan (D)
Title: Youth Employment and Career Development Program
Status: Pending
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.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Assembly Committee on Education.

NY A 5136 Ceretto (R)
Title: Sixteen as the Minimum Age for Assisting in Bingo Games
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes age sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in the conduct of any game of bingo.
02/14/2011 Introduced.
02/14/2011 To Assembly Committee on Racing and Wagering.

NY A 5399 Bronson (D)
Title: Earned Income Tax Credit to Youth Workers
Status: Pending
Summary: Provides an earned income tax credit to youth workers, increases the standard deduction for individuals eighteen to twenty-four years of age, and provides for the deduction of student loan interest, and provides for the expiration of such provisions.
02/18/2011 Introduced.
02/18/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY A 6082 Goodell (R)
Title: Minors Who Are Members of a Religious Community
Status: Pending
Summary: Authorizes minors who are 14 or older and are active members of a religious community to engage or assist in employment which such minors are otherwise prohibited from performing; requires such minors to be supervised by an adult member of such religious community.
03/04/2011 Introduced.
03/04/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 6873 Lancman (D)
Title: Non Exploitive Procurement Practices Act
Status: Pending
Summary: Enacts the "non-exploitive procurement practices act"; defines terms; provides that before any contracting entity enters into a contract with a bidder, the contracting agency shall certify that the bidder has demonstrated that it maintains satisfactory compliance with workplace safety, compensation, child labor, workplace organizing and anti-discrimination policies which are at least as stringent as those afforded New York workers under New York law; makes related provisions.
04/05/2011 Introduced.
04/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 7484 Gibson (D)
Title: Certain Minors to Be Employed As a Referee
Status: Pending
Summary: Permits certain minors to be employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event.
05/06/2011 Introduced.
05/06/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 7630 Wright (D)
Title: Validity of Child Performer Work Permits
Status: Enacted 07/20/2011
Summary: Extends the validity of child performer work permits from six months to one year.
07/20/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/20/2011 Chapter No. 172

NY S 170 Maziarz (R)
Title: Minimum Age for Assisting in Game of Bingo
Status: Pending
Summary: Establishes age sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in the conduct of any game of bingo.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering.

NY S 510 Maziarz (R)
Title: Minors Employed as Referees
Status: Pending
Summary: Permits minors to be employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event.
06/13/2011 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
06/13/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 767 Young (R)
Title: Members of a Religious Community
Status: Pending
Summary: Authorizes minors who are members of a religious community to engage or assist in employment which minors are otherwise prohibited from performing.
05/03/2011 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
05/03/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 1722 Montgomery (D)
Title: Youth Employment and Career Development Program
Status: Pending
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.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Finance.

NY S 2256 Kruger (D)
Title: Age for Obscene Material Exposure
Status: Pending
Summary: Increases the age at which young persons may be legally exposed to obscene materials by raising the legal age at which young persons may be legally exposed to obscene materials from eighteen to twenty-one years of age; prohibits retailers from employing persons under twenty-one years of age to participate in the sale of obscene materials; imposes a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars per violation.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To Senate Committee on Codes.

NY S 3965 Robach (R)
Title: Validity of Child Performer Work Permits
Status: Pending
Summary: Extends the validity of child performer work permits to one year.
06/16/2011 Transferred to Senate Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 Substituted by A 7630.

NY S 4116 Savino (D)
Title: Treatment of the Earned Income of a Child
Status: Pending
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.
03/18/2011 Introduced.
03/18/2011 To Senate Committee on Children and Families.

NY S 4322 Kruger (D)
Title: Frequency of Reporting Requirements
Status: Pending
Summary: Consolidates and reduces the frequency of reporting requirements by various departments, agencies and public authorities; establishes a Youth Education, Employment and Training Program; also provides for copies of public documents to be sent to the legislative library; eliminates certain reports by departments from being done.
03/29/2011 To Senate Committee on Finance.

NY S 4337 Smith M (D)
Title: Summer Employment Program for Youths
Status: Pending
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.
03/29/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

North Carolina
NC H 838 Jordan (R)
Title: Agricultural Establishments and Child Injury
Status: Pending
Summary: Protects children from injury and death at agricultural establishments and to preserve the traditional role of employment on the family farm.
04/07/2011 Introduced.
04/07/2011 To House Committee on Agriculture.
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Ohio
 
Oklahoma
 
Oregon

OR D 2643 Senate Committee on Commerce and Workforce Development
Title: Workforce Training
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Creates Oregon On-the-Job Training Program, Oregon Employer Workforce Training Program and Oregon Youth Employment Program in Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; requires department to adopt rules for programs; charges local workforce development boards with local management of programs created; establishes Oregon On-the-Job Training Fund, Oregon Employer Workforce Training Fund and Oregon Youth Employment Fund; continuously appropriates moneys in funds to department.
01/09/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 175

OR H 3279 Berger (R)
Title: Youth Employment
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Authorizes employers to pay employees under 18 years of age hourly wage consistent with federal minimum wage for period of 90 days from date employee begins work.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR S 175 Courtney (D)
Title: Workforce Training
Status: Enacted 08/02/2011
Summary: Creates the State Employer Workforce Training Program and the State Youth Employment Program in the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; requires the department to adopt rules for the programs; charges local workforce investment boards with local management of the programs created; establishes the State Employer Workforce Training Fund and the State Youth Employment Fund; continuously appropriates moneys in funds to the department for purposes of the programs.
08/02/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 702

OR S 898 Starr B (R)
Title: Proof of Employee Age
Status: Enacted 05/19/2011
Summary: Allows Oregon Health Authority or local public health authority to request proof that person performing work at restaurant meets applicable minimum age requirements; allows health authority to order person to immediately cease activity that is subject to minimum age requirement if requested proof of age not supplied; provides that failure of restaurant licensee or manager to provide proof of age for person performing work at restaurant is prima facie evidence.
05/19/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 92

OR SJM 17 Prozanski (D)
Title: Youth Employment in Forestry Jobs
Status: Adopted 05/09/2011
Summary: Urges Wage and Hour Division of United States Department of Labor to lessen restrictions on youth employment in forestry-related jobs.
04/18/2011 From Senate Committee on Business, Transportation and Economic Development: Do pass.
04/19/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
04/22/2011 To House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
05/05/2011 From House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources: Do pass.
05/09/2011 Passed House.

Pennsylvania

PA H 81 Thomas (D)
Title: Workforce Development Amendment
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the act of December 18, 2001 (P.L.949, No.114), known as the Workforce Development Act, in local workforce investment areas and boards, providing for youth councils.
01/19/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 927 Delozier (R)
Title: Child Labor
Status: Pending
Summary: Regulates child labor; confers powers and duties on the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Education; imposes penalties; Makes a repeal.
03/04/2011 Introduced.
03/04/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1482 Denlinger (R)
Title: Youth Employment Incentive Tax Credit
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971; provides for the Youth Employment Incentive Tax Credit.
05/09/2011 Introduced.
05/09/2011 To House Committee on Finance.

PA H 1548 Murt (R)
Title: Child Labor Law
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends the Child Labor Law; provides for definitions, regulated employment, and employment of children at establishments where alcoholic beverages or malt liquor is sold and for permits; imposes duties on the department; further provides for educational requirements and for prohibitions regarding work hours; provides for transfers to minor child performer trust accounts; further provides for employment certificate; provides exemptions; provides for revocation of a special permit in certain circumstances.
06/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1576 Gibbons (D)
Title: Child Labor
Status: Pending
Summary: Regulates child labor; confers powers and duties on the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Education; imposes penalties; makes a repeal.
05/23/2011 Introduced.
05/23/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

Puerto Rico

PR H 489 Marquez Garcia (PNP)
Title: Cooperative Development Program For Youth Business
Status: Vetoed 02/25/2011
Summary: Creates the Cooperative Development Program for Youth Business attached to the Investment and Cooperative Development Fund.
02/25/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

PR H 1839 Torres Ramirez (PPD)
Title: Employment of Children
Status: Pending
Summary: Amends Act No. 230 of 1942 to temper the penalties imposed in the statute concerning the employment of children as established in the New Penal Code of Puerto Rico.
01/24/2011 Passed House. To Senate.

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South Carolina
 
South Dakota
 
Tennessee
TN S 2054 Ford O (D)
Title: Professions and Occupations
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Requires each person employed to work at an adult-oriented establishment or adult cabaret to be at least 21 years of age.
02/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Agriculture.
Texas

TX H 289 Jackson J (R)
Title: Common Nuisance Activity Crimes
Status: Enacted 08/10/2011
Summary: Relates to common nuisance activity crimes; relates to employing a minor at a sexually oriented business, the trafficking of persons, sexual conduct or sexual performance by a child, and employment harmful to a child.
08/10/2011 Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 687

TX H 290 Jackson J (R)
Title: Children and Harmful Employment
Status: Enacted 09/06/2011
Summary: Relates to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children; provides for a state jail felony if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted one time of an offense under this section and a felony of the third degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted two or more times of an offense under this section.
09/06/2011 Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 938

TX S 194 Nelson (R)
Title: Employment Harmful to Children
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Relates to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children.
01/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.

Utah
UT HCR 1 Duckworth S (D)
Title: Employment Related Child Identity Theft
Status: Enacted 03/21/2011
Summary: Urges Congress to implement policies and programs to protect American children from employment related identity by requiring federal agencies to report the misuse of Social Security Numbers to the victims, the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security, to assist victims of child identity theft in recovering their identities, including issuing new Social Security numbers, and to stop issuing such number to persons when those number are already being used lawfully.
03/21/2011 Signed by Governor.
Vermont
VT H 49 Gilbert (D)
Title: Income Sensitivity
Status: Pending - Carryover
Summary: Proposes to exempt up to $25,000.00 in income earned by a child under the age of 26 from the calculation of household income for purposes of income sensitivity.
01/14/2011 To House Committee on Ways and Means.
Virginia

VA S 281 Quayle (R)
Title: Child Labor
Status: Failed
Summary: Relates to child labor; authorizes the participation by children of any age in all activities of any nonprofit entity organized to provide for the care and welfare of animals.
02/15/2010 Withdrawn from further consideration.

VA S 866 Martin (R)
Title: Initiative for Employment not Welfare
Status: Enacted 03/24/2011
Summary: Provides that a TANF parent or caretaker-relative of a child under 12 months of age may be exempt from mandatory participation in the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) for up to 12 months; provides that months during which a parent or caretaker-relative is exempt from mandatory participation may be consecutive or nonconsecutive; includes caretakers under 16 years of age who is enrolled full-time in elementary or secondary school, including career and technical education programs.
03/24/2011 Acts of Assembly. Chapter No.

VA S 954 Miller Y (D)
Title: Juvenile Work Programs
Status: Enacted 03/25/2011
Summary: Relates to juvenile work programs; adds additional members to the committee that reviews agreements with a public or private entity for the operation of a work program for juveniles committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice; requires the committee to develop and submit to the Department a plan for the establishment of a network of businesses willing to employ juveniles released from the Department's commitment.
03/25/2011 Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 551.

Washington
 
West Virginia
WV H 2654 Armstead (R)
Title: Lottery Advertising
Status: Failed - Adjourned
Summary: Prohibits lottery from using minors in advertising during school hours.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
Wisconsin
 
Wyoming
 

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