THE HARKIN DOMESTIC CHILD LABOR BILL

THE CHILDREN'S ACT FOR RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYMENT-THE CARE ACT OF 2001

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DISCUSSION DRAFT S.L.C.


sion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 1

201 et seq.). 2

SEC. 2. AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT. 3

Section 13(c) (29 U.S.C. 213(c)) is amended— 4

(1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 5

following: 6

"(1) The provisions of section 12 relating to child 7

labor shall not apply to any employee employed in agri- 8

culture outside of school hours in the school district where 9

such employee is living while he or she is so employed, 10

if such employee is employed by his or her parent, grand- 11

parent, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or legal guardian, on a 12

farm that is owned or operated by such parent, grand- 13

parent, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or legal guardian."; and 14

(2) by striking paragraphs (2) and (4). 15

SEC. 3. CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR CHILD 16

LABOR VIOLATIONS. 17

(a) CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES.-Section 16(e) (29 18

U.S.C. 216(e)) is amended in the first sentence- 19

(1) by striking "$10,000" and inserting 20

"$15,000"; 21

(2) by inserting after "subject to a civil penalty 22

of" the following: "not less than $500 and". 23

(b) PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN SE- 24

RIOUS BODILY INJURY, SERIOUS ILLNESS, OR DEATH.- 25

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