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HF 127

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/11/2021 03:59pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/14/2021

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; authorizing rulemaking.

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.
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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.
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 may
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