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SF 4072

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 09:23am

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; requiring rulemaking.

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

Section 1. new text beginTITLE.
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new text begin This act shall be known as the "Paid Youth Trades Employment Opportunity Act."
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Sec. 2. new text begin16- AND 17-YEAR-OLDS PERMITTED TO WORK IN OR AROUND
CONSTRUCTION OR BUILDING PROJECTS.
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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.
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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 years 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.
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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.
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new text begin (d) A 16- or 17-year-old must:
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new text begin (1) at a minimum, satisfactorily complete OSHA 10 training before beginning
employment in or around a construction or building project; and
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new text begin (2) wear personal protective equipment, including but not limited to a hard hat, safety
glasses, hearing protection, and work boots, as necessary at all times when working in or
around a construction or building project.
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new text begin (e) A 16- or 17-year-old working in or around a construction or building project is
prohibited from conducting the following work in or around a construction or building
project:
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new text begin (1) scaffold erection or dismantling;
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new text begin (2) trench work, where a confined space permit is required;
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new text begin (3) roof work;
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new text begin (4) structural steel erection or dismantling;
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new text begin (5) heavy demolition;
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new text begin (6) work on scaffolding above 20 feet high;
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new text begin (7) heavy equipment operation; and
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new text begin (8) work where a personal fall protection safety harness is required by OSHA standards.
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new text begin (f) An employer that employs a 16- or 17-year-old working in or around a construction
or building project must:
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new text begin (1) have an experience modification rating of 1.00 or under;
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new text begin (2) certify that a supervisor of a 16- or 17-year-old working in or around a construction
or building project has completed OSHA 30 training; and
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new text begin (3) provide a maximum worker ratio of one 16- or 17-year-old employee to ten crew
employees.
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