OLR Bill Analysis

SB 383

AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING INTERNSHIPS.

SUMMARY:

The bill expands the exceptions to the prohibition against minors working in hazardous duty jobs to include minors participating in a manufacturing internship in any manufacturing establishment.

By law, with certain exceptions, no minor can work in any occupation deemed a health hazard by the Department of Public Health or otherwise hazardous by the labor department (DOL). The law exempts from this prohibition:

1. 16- and 17- year olds in bona fide apprenticeship courses in manufacturing or mechanical establishments, vocational schools, or public schools;

2. minors who have graduated from a public or private secondary or vocational school and are employed in manufacturing or mechanical establishments;

3. minors enrolled in cooperative work-study programs approved by the State Department of Education and DOL; and

4. participants in a Connecticut career certificate program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/20/2012)