Child Labor - As enacted, specifies that no public funds of this state or any political subdivision thereof shall be allocated to the regulation or enforcement of any change made to certain rules regarding the employment of children in an agricultural setting. - Amends TCA Title 43; Title 50, Chapter 3 and Title 50, Chapter 5.
Companion bill has been assigned Public Chapter Number 757 by the Secretary of State.
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  • Actions For SB2565Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 75704/19/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/29/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - SA0877)03/29/2012
    Comp. HB Subst (sends SB to dead bill file)03/29/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 3/29/201203/27/2012
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 003/20/2012
    Placed on S. C,L&A Comm. cal. for 3/20/201203/14/2012
    Action Def. in S. C,L&A Comm. to 3/20/201203/13/2012
    Placed on S. C,L&A Comm. cal. for 3/13/201203/09/2012
    P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.01/23/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/19/2012
    Filed for intro.01/18/2012
    Actions For HB2669Date
    Pub. Ch. 757 04/19/2012
    Effective date(s) 04/16/1204/19/2012
    Signed by Governor.04/16/2012
    Transmitted to Governor for his action.04/04/2012
    Signed by S. Speaker04/04/2012
    Signed by H. Speaker04/02/2012
    Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.03/29/2012
    Passed S., Ayes 28, Nays 003/29/2012
    S. Subst. HB for comp. SB.03/29/2012
    Rcvd. from H., P1C.03/29/2012
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.03/26/2012
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 70, Nays 24, PNV 1 03/26/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/26/2012
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 3/26/201203/19/2012
    Reset on Next Available cal.03/19/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/19/2012
    H. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - HA0848)03/19/2012
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 3/19/201203/15/2012
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/15/201203/14/2012
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee03/13/2012
    Placed on cal. Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee for 3/13/201203/07/2012
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee 03/07/2012
    Placed on s/c cal C&EA Subcommittee for 3/7/201202/29/2012
    Action Def. in s/c C&EA Subcommittee to 3/7/201202/29/2012
    Placed on s/c cal C&EA Subcommittee for 2/29/201202/22/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/02/2012
    Assigned to s/c C&EA Subcommittee01/25/2012
    P2C, ref. to Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee01/23/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/19/2012
    Filed for intro.01/18/2012
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    SA0877Amendment 1-1 to SB2565 
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    HA0848Amendment 1-1 to HB2669 

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    Bill Summary

    This bill provides that on or after the effective date of this bill, no public funds of this state or any political subdivision of this state may be allocated to the regulation or enforcement of any change made after December 1, 2011, to the United States department of labor's Hazardous Occupations Orders for Agricultural Employment relating to children.

    The following information regarding the proposed rule changes is found on the web site for the U.S. Department of Labor:

    On September 2, 2011, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the child labor regulations to strengthen the safety requirements for young workers employed in agriculture. The current child labor agricultural hazardous occupations orders have not been updated since they were promulgated in 1970. The department is proposing a dramatic updating of these regulations based on the enforcement experience of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and a commitment to bring parity between the rules for agricultural employment and the more stringent rules that apply to the employment of children in nonagricultural workplaces. The proposed regulations would not apply to children working on farms owned by their parents.

    The proposed updates include:

    Strengthening current child labor prohibitions regarding agricultural work with animals in timber operations, manure pits, storage bins and pesticide handling.
    Prohibiting hired farm workers under the age of 16 from employment in the cultivation, harvesting and curing of tobacco.
    Prohibiting youth in both agricultural and nonagricultural employment from using electronic devices, including communication devices, while operating power-driven equipment.
    Prohibiting hired farm workers under the age of 16 from operating almost all power-driven equipment. A similar prohibition has existed as part of the nonagricultural child labor provisions for more than 50 years. A limited exemption would permit some student-learners to operate certain farm implements and tractors (when equipped with proper rollover protection structures and seat belts) under specified conditions.
    Preventing children under 18 years of age from being employed in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm-product raw materials. Prohibited places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.

    On October 31, 2011, the Department published a notice to extend the comment period to December 1, 2011, because of requests received to extend the period for filing public comments and the Department's desire to obtain as much information about its proposals as possible. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the proposed rule at www.regulations.gov.

    On February 1, 2012, the Department announced that it will re-propose the portion of its regulation on child labor in agriculture interpreting the "parental exemption." The parental exemption allows children of any age who are employed by their parent, or a person standing in the place of a parent, to perform any job on a farm owned or operated by their parent or such person standing in the place of a parent. The re-proposal process will seek comments and inputs as to how the department can comply with statutory requirements to protect children, while respecting rural traditions. The re-proposed portion of the rule is expected to be published for public comment by early summer. The department will continue to review the comments received regarding the remaining portions of the proposed rule for inclusion in a final rule.

    ON MARCH 19, 2012, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND RESET HOUSE BILL 2669, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 corrects a typographical error.

    ON MARCH 26, 2012, THE HOUSE FURTHER CONSIDERED HOUSE BILL 2669, AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 2669, AS AMENDED.

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  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    HB2669 by Faison - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 3/26/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................70
              Noes...............................................24

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Niceley, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shaw, Shepard, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tidwell, Todd, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 70.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Brown, Camper, DeBerry L, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Hardaway, Jones S, Kernell, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Pruitt, Richardson, Sontany, Stewart, Tindell, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 24.

              HB2669 by Faison - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 3/15/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB2669 by Faison - HOUSE CONSUMER AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 3/13/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Hardaway, Moore, Turner J requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB2669 by Faison - HOUSE CONSUMER AND HUMAN RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Consumer & Employee Affairs Committee 3/7/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Hardaway, Moore requested to be recorded as voting No

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Senate moved to substitute and conform to HB2669

    HB2669 by Faison - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION 3/29/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................28
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Berke, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Haynes, Herron, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Stewart, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 28.

    SB2565 by Ketron - SENATE COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 3/20/2012
    Passed
              Ayes................................................9
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Burks, Faulk, Gresham, Johnson, Southerland, Stewart, Tate, Tracy -- 9.