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Substitute House Bill No. 5062

Public Act No. 02-44

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD MINORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 31-23 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(b) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a minor who has reached the age of fifteen may be employed or permitted to work in any mercantile establishment, from [June 19, 1992, to] September 30, 2002, to September 30, 2007, inclusive, as a bagger, cashier or stock clerk, provided such employment shall be (A) limited to periods of school vacation during which school is not in session for five consecutive days or more except that such minor employed in a retail food store [who] may work on any Saturday during the year; (B) for not more than forty hours in any week; (C) for not more than eight hours in any day; and (D) between the hours of seven o'clock in the morning and seven o'clock in the evening, except that from July first to the first Monday in September in any year, any such minor may be employed until nine o'clock in the evening. (2) Each person who employs a fifteen-year-old minor in any mercantile establishment pursuant to this subsection shall obtain a certificate stating that such minor is fifteen years of age or older, as provided in section 10-193. Such certificate shall be kept on file at the place of employment and shall be available at all times during business hours to the inspectors of the Labor Department. (3) The Labor Commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, as [he] the commissioner deems necessary to implement the provisions of this subsection.

Approved May 6, 2002