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Substitute Senate Bill No. 366

Public Act No. 08-75

AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO CHILD LABOR LAWS.

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

Section 1. Section 31-69a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) In addition to the penalties provided in this chapter and chapter 568, any employer, officer, agent or other person who violates any provision of this chapter, or chapter 557 or subsection (g) of section 31-288 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, shall be liable to the Labor Department for a civil penalty of three hundred dollars for each violation of said chapters and for each violation of subsection (g) of section 31-288 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, except that any person who violates (1) a stop work order issued pursuant to subsection (c) of section 31-76a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, shall be liable to the Labor Department for a civil penalty of one thousand dollars and each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense, [. ]

[(b) In addition to the penalties provided in this chapter and chapter 557, any employer, officer, agent or other person who violates] and (2) any provision of section 31-12 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 31-13 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or 31-14, subsection (a) of section 31-15 or section 31-18, 31-23 or 31-24 shall be liable to the Labor Department for a civil penalty of six hundred dollars for each violation of said sections.

[(c)] (b) The Attorney General, upon complaint of the Labor Commissioner, shall institute civil actions to recover the penalties provided for under [subsections (a) and (b)] subsection (a) of this section. Any amount recovered shall be deposited in the General Fund and credited to a separate nonlapsing appropriation to the Labor Department, for other current expenses, and may be used by the Labor Department to enforce the provisions of chapter 557, this chapter and subsection (g) of section 31-288 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and to implement the provisions of section 31-4.

Approved May 27, 2008