Rep. Laura Faver Dias

Filed: 4/21/2023





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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 Act.
6    Section 5. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to provide a
7framework to expose minors who are 16 or 17 years of age to
8manufacturing occupations in this State through temporary
9employment with an employer.
10    Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
11    "Employer" means a person who employs an individual in a
12manufacturing occupation.
13    "Manufacturing occupation" means employment that consists
14of the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of
15materials, substances, or components into new products for



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1sale, including the assembling of component parts into a
2finished product.
3    Section 15. Manufacturing mentorship.
4    (a) An employer may employ a minor who is 16 or 17 years of
5age in a manufacturing occupation on a temporary basis. An
6employer employing a minor under this Act shall do all of the
8        (1) determine the duration of the minor's employment;
9        (2) assign the minor a mentor to provide direct and
10    close supervision while the minor is engaged in any
11    workplace activity;
12        (3) provide the minor with the training described in
13    subsection (b);
14        (4) encourage the minor to participate in a career and
15    technical education program approved by the State Board of
16    Education if the minor is not participating in a career
17    and technical education program when the minor begins
18    employment; and
19        (5) comply with all applicable State and federal laws
20    and regulations relating to the employment of minors.
21    (b) An employer employing a minor who is 16 or 17 years of
22age in a manufacturing occupation under this Act shall provide
23the minor with training that includes all of the following:
24        (1) a 10-hour course in general industry safety and
25    health hazard recognition and prevention approved by the



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1    Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the
2    United States Department of Labor;
3        (2) instructions on how to operate the specific tools
4    the minor will use during the minor's employment;
5        (3) the general safety and health hazards to which the
6    minor may be exposed at the minor's workplace;
7        (4) the value of commitment to safety and safety
8    management; and
9        (5) information on the employer's drug testing policy.
10    (c) For purposes of this Section, a minor may participate
11in a 30-hour course in general industry safety and health
12hazard recognition and prevention approved by the Occupational
13Safety and Health Administration of the United States
14Department of Labor if the minor has already successfully
15completed a 10-hour course.
16    (d) The employer shall pay any costs associated with
17providing the training required by paragraph (1) of subsection
18(b) or permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
19    (e) An employer is not required to provide the training
20described in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (b) if the
21minor presents proof of completing the training during the
226-month period immediately before beginning employment with
23the employer.
24    (f) Employers of a minor who is 16 or 17 years of age and
25who is employed under this Act shall not allow such minor to
26operate tools that are not exempt from federal child labor



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