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SF 2193

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/08/2019 09:01am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to youth employment; modifying requirements for 16 and 17 year olds
working in or around a construction or building project.

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

Section 1. new text beginTITLE.
new text end

new text begin This act shall be known as the "Paid Youth Trades Employment Opportunity Act."
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS PERMITTED TO WORK IN OR ABOUT
CONSTRUCTION OR BUILDING PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, 16 and 17 year olds may lawfully work
in or around a construction or building project.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of labor and industry must amend Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0910,
to remove the prohibition of employment of 16 and 17 year olds in or around a construction
or building project under Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0910, item F. The commissioner must
also amend Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0920, to clarify that employment of individuals
under age 16 in or around construction sites remains prohibited. The commissioner must
use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, to
amend Minnesota Rules, parts 5200.0910 and 5200.0920.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any existing law or rule regarding
work by 16 and 17 year olds other than the general prohibition under Minnesota Rules, part
5200.0910, item F. These existing rules include but are not limited to the remainder of
Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0910, and the Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, sections
570.50 to 570.68.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any 16 or 17 year old must, at a minimum, satisfactorily complete OSHA 10 training
before beginning employment in or around a construction or building project.
new text end