Sen. Mary Edly-Allen

Filed: 3/24/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1996 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be referred to as the
5Manufacturing Mentorship Program Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Employer" means a person who employs an individual in a
8manufacturing occupation.
9    "Manufacturing occupation" means employment that consists
10of the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of
11materials, substances, or components into new products for
12sale, including the assembling of component parts into a
13finished product.
14    "Program" means the Manufacturing Mentorship Program.
15    Section 10. Manufacturing Mentorship Program.



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1    (a) There is hereby created the Manufacturing Mentorship
2Program for the purpose of exposing minors who are 16 or 17
3years of age to manufacturing occupations in this State
4through temporary employment with an employer. An employer
5employing a minor under the program shall do all of the
7        (1) determine the duration of the minor's employment;
8        (2) assign the minor a mentor to provide direct and
9    close supervision while the minor is engaged in any
10    workplace activity;
11        (3) provide the minor with the training described in
12    subsection (b);
13        (4) encourage the minor to participate in a career and
14    technical education program approved by the State Board of
15    Education if the minor is not participating in a career
16    and technical education program when the minor begins
17    employment; and
18        (5) comply with all applicable State and federal laws
19    and regulations relating to the employment of minors.
20    (b) An employer employing a minor who is 16 or 17 years of
21age in a manufacturing occupation under the program shall
22provide the minor with training that includes all of the
24        (1) a 10-hour course in general industry safety and
25    health hazard recognition and prevention approved by the
26    Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the



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1    United States Department of Labor;
2        (2) instructions on how to operate the specific tools
3    the minor will use during the minor's employment;
4        (3) the general safety and health hazards to which the
5    minor may be exposed at the minor's workplace;
6        (4) the value of commitment to safety and safety
7    management; and
8        (5) information on the employer's drug testing policy.
9    (c) For purposes of this Section, a minor may participate
10in a 30-hour course in general industry safety and health
11hazard recognition and prevention approved by the Occupational
12Safety and Health Administration of the United States
13Department of Labor if the minor has already successfully
14completed a 10-hour course.
15    (d) The employer shall pay any costs associated with
16providing the training required by paragraph (1) of subsection
17(b) or permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
18    (e) An employer is not required to provide the training
19described in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (b) if the
20minor presents proof of completing the training during the
216-month period immediately before beginning employment with
22the employer.
23    (f) Employers of a minor who is 16 or 17 years of age and
24who is employed under the program shall not allow such minor to
25operate tools that are not exempt from federal child labor
26laws during the minor's employment in a manufacturing



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1occupation. No employer shall allow minors to use any tools
2that are prohibited by the manual issued by the Wage and Hour
3Division of the United States Department of Labor titled
4"Field Operations Handbook" or its successor. Nothing in this
5Act shall prevent the use of a tool if orders issued pursuant
6to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 specifically permit
7minors of that age to operate the tool.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,