IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 12, 2017
Mr. Durbin (for himself, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Reed, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Markey, and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Children Don't Belong on Tobacco Farms Act.
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—
in the first sentence—
in any occupation, or (2) and inserting
in any occupation, (2); and
by inserting before the semicolon the following:
, or (3) any employee under the age of eighteen years has direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves; and
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,.