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SF 3358

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 08:59am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; providing for the minimum age for safe amusement ride
operation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 181A.04, subdivision 5;
184B.021.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 181A.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Hazardous occupations.

new text begin(a) new text endNo minor under the age of 18 shall be permitted
to work in any occupation which the commissioner shall find to be particularly hazardous
for the employment of children under 18 years of age or detrimental to their well-being. A
list of such occupations shall be established and promulgated by rule pursuant to section
181A.09.

new text begin (b)new text end Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, this subdivision does not apply tonew text begin
the following:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end minors employed in retail stores that are nonseasonal and are of a nontransient nature
and which sell or offer for sale explosives or pyrotechnicsnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) minors, at least 16 years of age, employed in a fixed site amusement park in the
loading or unloading of passengers on rides or in the operation of amusement rides, as
defined in section 184B.01
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 184B.021, is amended to read:


184B.021 RIDE OPERATOR REQUIREMENTSnew text begin; TRAININGnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Minimum age of ride operators. new text end

new text begin Ride operators must be at least 16
years of age.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Training of ride operators. new text end

new text begin(a) new text endThe owner of an amusement ride must have a
documented training policy for the operation of an amusement ride. new text beginTraining shall at a
minimum include, as applicable:
new text end

new text begin (1) instruction on ride operating procedures;
new text end

new text begin (2) instruction on general safety and emergency procedures;
new text end

new text begin (3) demonstration of the physical ride operation; and
new text end

new text begin (4) other instruction deemed necessary by the owner.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endThe ride owner must maintain a written certification for each person controlling the
physical operation of an amusement ride that the person has received the training for the
ride that is required by the documented training policy.

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end