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A02105
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1522
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ECKER, FARRY, SCHMITT, ROTHMAN, PICKETT,
BERNSTINE, PYLE, STAATS, DeLUCA, OWLETT, READSHAW, MOUL,
ZIMMERMAN, MIHALEK, JAMES AND CAUSER, MAY 29, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND INDUSTRY, MAY 29, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of October 24, 2012 (P.L.1209, No.151),
entitled, "An act regulating child labor; conferring powers
and duties on the Department of Labor and Industry and the
Department of Education; imposing penalties; and making a
repeal," further providing for minors serving in volunteer
emergency service organizations.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 7(a)(6) of the the act of October 24,
2012 (P.L.1209, No.151), known as the Child Labor Act, is
amended to read:
Section 7. Minors serving in volunteer emergency service
organizations.
(a) General rule.--An individual who is 14 years of age or
older who is a member of a volunteer emergency service
organization may participate in training and emergency service
activities except as follows:
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(6) A minor may not engage in firefighting activities
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unless all of the following apply:
(i) The minor is 16 years of age or older.
(ii) The minor has successfully completed a course
of training equal to the standards for basic firefighting
established by the State Fire Commissioner [and the
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources].
(iii) The minor is under the direct supervision and
control of the fire chief, an experienced line officer or
a designated forest fire warden.
(iv) In permissible forest fire operations, the
minor has successfully completed training established or
approved by the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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