Conform State Law to Federal Law While Promoting Safe Working Environments for Minors
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Senator Brian Langley, Senate 28 - Cumberland County|
|Bill #:||LD 1564|
UPDATE: This bill has been passed into law. As an emergency measure, it takes effect immediately upon passage.
UPDATE: This bill has passed the House and Senate. It awaits action by Governor LePage.
UPDATE: This bill is working its way through the House and Senate with an emergency preamble. It looks poised for passage.
This bill amends laws relating to minors 14 and 15 years of age to allow them to work in bowling alleys and movie theaters and to clarify their employment in bakeries, hotels and rooming houses. It updates a provision regarding work permits for minors by deleting language dealing with triplicate permits and a master permit system and allowing for use of electronic permit submission and approval. It moves the occupational restrictions for minors 16 and 17 years of age to the section with occupational restrictions for minors 14 and 15 years of age. It also clarifies that graduates of vocational programs who are under 18 years of age can work in the occupations for which they were trained.