SB 175
Modifies provisions relating to youth employment
LR Number:
Last Action:
2/21/2023 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Education and Workforce Development Committee (0923S.04C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 175 - This act repeals various provisions relating to youth work certificates. Two new provisions are created to provide that no department, agency, entity, or political subdivision of the state may require, by rule or practice, that a child under 18 years of age be issued a work certificate of employment or entertainment work permit as a condition of employment. Additionally, an employer shall not be required to obtain such a certificate or permit from a child under 18 years of age as a condition of employment. However, employers are required to receive signed permission slips from the parent, legal custodian, guardian, or designated guardian, in formats prescribed by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, in order to employ a child between 14 and 16 years of age who is otherwise eligible to be employed.

This act shall not be construed to authorize a child to be absent from school in violation of the requirements of state law or regulations or policies of the State Board of Education, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or a local school board. Additionally, nothing in this act shall be construed to preclude the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations from issuing a work certificate as evidence of age upon the request of a child who represents to be under 18 years of age or an employer who wishes to employ a child who represents to be under 18 years of age.

Additional new provisions are created, substantially replicating current law, regulating the manner in which a child may be employed in the entertainment industry, as that term is defined in the act.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 809 (2022).



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