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S. 974 (114th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 974

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 16, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor.

1.

Tobacco-related agriculture employment of children

Section 3(l) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203(l)) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence—

(A)

by striking in any occupation, or (2) and inserting in any occupation, (2); and

(B)

by inserting before the semicolon the following: , or (3) any employee under the age of eighteen years that has direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves; and

(2)

in the second sentence, by striking other than manufacturing and mining and inserting , other than manufacturing, mining, and tobacco-related agriculture as described in paragraph (3) of the first sentence of this subsection,.