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1    AN ACT concerning employment.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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.
16    (a) There is hereby created the Manufacturing Mentorship
17Program for the purpose of exposing minors who are 16 or 17
18years of age to manufacturing occupations in this State
19through temporary employment with an employer. An employer
20employing a minor under the program shall do all of the
22        (1) determine the duration of the minor's employment;



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1        (2) assign the minor a mentor to provide direct and
2    close supervision while the minor is engaged in any
3    workplace activity;
4        (3) provide the minor with the training described in
5    subsection (b);
6        (4) encourage the minor to participate in a career and
7    technical education program approved by the State Board of
8    Education if the minor is not participating in a career
9    and technical education program when the minor begins
10    employment; and
11        (5) comply with all applicable State and federal laws
12    and regulations relating to the employment of minors.
13    (b) An employer employing a minor who is 16 or 17 years of
14age in a manufacturing occupation under the program shall
15provide the minor with training that includes all of the
17        (1) a 10-hour course in general industry safety and
18    health hazard recognition and prevention approved by the
19    Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the
20    United States Department of Labor;
21        (2) instructions on how to operate the specific tools
22    the minor will use during the minor's employment;
23        (3) the general safety and health hazards to which the
24    minor may be exposed at the minor's workplace;
25        (4) the value of commitment to safety and safety
26    management; and



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1        (5) information on the employer's drug testing policy.
2    (c) For purposes of this Section, a minor may participate
3in a 30-hour course in general industry safety and health
4hazard recognition and prevention approved by the Occupational
5Safety and Health Administration of the United States
6Department of Labor if the minor has already successfully
7completed a 10-hour course.
8    (d) The employer shall pay any costs associated with
9providing the training required by paragraph (1) of subsection
10(b) or permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
11    (e) An employer is not required to provide the training
12described in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (b) if the
13minor presents proof of completing the training during the
146-month period immediately before beginning employment with
15the employer.
16    (f) Employers of a minor who is 16 or 17 years of age and
17who is employed under the program shall not allow such minor to
18operate tools that are not exempt from federal child labor
19laws during the minor's employment in a manufacturing
20occupation. No employer shall allow minors to use any tools
21that are prohibited by the manual issued by the Wage and Hour
22Division of the United States Department of Labor titled
23"Field Operations Handbook" or its successor. Nothing in this
24Act shall prevent the use of a tool if orders issued pursuant
25to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 specifically permit
26minors of that age to operate the tool.



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,