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S04295 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4295
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 8, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
        AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to permitting the employment
          of minors as referees, umpires or officials at youth sporting events
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  2  of  the  labor law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 17 to read as follows:
     3    17. "Youth sporting event" means organized participation in a  compet-
     4  itive  physical  activity aimed at using, maintaining or improving phys-
     5  ical ability and skills of minors.
     6    § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 130 of  the  labor  law  is  amended  by
     7  adding a new paragraph i to read as follows:
     8    i.  A  minor  twelve  or thirteen years of age as a referee, umpire or
     9  official at a youth sporting event for minors predominately ten years of
    10  age or less when attendance upon instruction  is  not  required  by  the
    11  education  law,  provided  the employing organization receives and main-
    12  tains both the written consent of the minor's parent or guardian  and  a
    13  certificate which shall be provided to the employing organization at the
    14  end of each marking period by the minor's school which shall assert that
    15  such  minor is in satisfactory academic standing according to the stand-
    16  ards in such school district. A minor eligible to work pursuant to  this
    17  paragraph  shall only serve as a referee, umpire or official at most one
    18  youth sporting event per week.
    19    § 3. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 131 of the labor  law  is
    20  amended by adding a new subparagraph 7 to read as follows:
    21    (7) Service as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event
    22  for minors predominately twelve years of age or less.
    23    §  4.  Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 132 of the labor law is
    24  amended by adding a new subparagraph 7 to read as follows:
    25    (7) Service as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event
    26  for minors predominately fifteen years of age or less.
    27    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01579-01-7
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