HB-4727, As Passed Senate, June 30, 2011















June 9, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Goike, Outman, Denby, LaFontaine, Shaughnessy, Shirkey, Callton, Cotter, Tyler, Huuki, Daley, Poleski, Pettalia, Franz, Genetski, Agema, Glardon, Foster, Kurtz, O'Brien, Lyons, Price, Zorn, Rendon, Jacobsen, MacGregor, Horn, Johnson, Hughes, Gilbert, Wayne Schmidt, Bumstead, Potvin, Hooker, Pscholka, Haveman, Townsend, Irwin, Ouimet, Dillon, Melton, Rutledge, Liss, Santana, Switalski, Meadows, Lindberg, Hovey-Wright, Tlaib, McMillin and Damrow and referred to the Committee on Commerce.


     A bill to amend 1978 PA 90, entitled


"Youth employment standards act,"


by amending section 4 (MCL 409.104), as amended by 2010 PA 221.




     Sec. 4. (1) Except as provided in subsection (3), a minor


shall not be employed in an occupation regulated by this act until


the person proposing to employ the minor procures from the minor


and keeps on file at the place of employment a copy of the work


permit or a temporary permit. The work permit shall be issued by


the issuing officer of the school district, intermediate school


district, public school academy, or nonpublic school at which the


minor is enrolled, and a copy of the work permit shall be placed in


the minor's permanent school file for as long as the minor is


employed. A temporary permit is valid for 10 days from the date of


issue. A work permit may be issued by the school district in which


the minor's place of employment is located, or by the public school


academy or nonpublic school nearest that place of employment. An


issuing officer may administer oaths in relation to work permits.


     (2) Immediately after the termination of the minor's


employment, the employer shall return the permit to the issuing




     (3) The work permit requirement of subsection (1) does not


apply to any of the following:


     (a) A minor 13 years of age or older who is employed in


farming operations involving detasseling, roguing, hoeing, or any


similar act involved in the production of seed. This exception


applies only when a minor is employed during school vacation


periods or when the minor is not regularly enrolled in school. An


employer shall keep on file at the place of employment evidence of


the age of any minor employed under this work permit exception.


Evidence of the age of the minor shall be established as provided


in section 5(b).


     (b) A minor who is performing work as an unpaid volunteer for


an organization that is recognized as tax-exempt under, or whose


purposes, structure, or activities are exclusively those that are


described in, section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, 26


USC 501(c)(3).


     (c) A minor who is performing work as an unpaid volunteer for


a fair or exhibition operated and managed under 1929 PA 11, MCL


46.151 to 46.153, or held by an agricultural or horticultural


society under 1855 PA 80, MCL 453.231 to 453.240.


     (4) A work permit exception in subsection (3) does not provide


an exemption from any other provision of this act.