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SF 1805

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 09:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to youth employment; allowing 16 and 17 year olds to be employed to
operate certain lawn care equipment; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 181A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [181A.116] OPERATION OF LAWN CARE EQUIPMENT.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding section 181A.04, subdivision 5, minors of at least 16 years of age
may be employed to operate lawn care equipment. For the purposes of this section, "lawn
care equipment" means lawn trimmers, weed cutters, and machines designed to cut grass
and weeds that meet safety specifications of the American National Standards
Institute/Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (ANSI/OPEI) B71.1 2017 definition of
pedestrian-controlled mowers and ride-on mowers.
new text end

new text begin (b) A 16 or 17 year old employed under this section must:
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new text begin (1) prior to operating lawn care equipment, be trained in the safe operation of each type
of lawn care equipment listed in paragraph (a) to be operated by the 16 or 17 year old; and
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new text begin (2) wear personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, safety glasses,
hearing protection, gloves, safety vest, and work boots, as necessary, at all times when
operating the lawn care equipment listed in paragraph (a).
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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