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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1943

 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to permit certain youth 
  to perform certain work with wood products, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 1, 2003

  Mr. Pitts introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to permit certain youth 
  to perform certain work with wood products, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. EXEMPTION.

    Section 13(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
213(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(7)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), in the administration and 
enforcement of the child labor provisions of this Act, it shall not be 
considered oppressive child labor for an individual who--
            ``(i) is at least 14 but under the age of 18, and
            ``(ii) is a member of a religious sect or division thereof 
        whose established teachings do not permit formal education 
        beyond the eighth grade,
to be employed inside or outside places of business where machinery is 
used to process wood products.
    ``(B) The employment of an individual under subparagraph (A) shall 
be permitted--
            ``(i) if the individual is supervised by an adult relative 
        of the individual or is supervised by an adult member of the 
        same religious sect or division as the individual;
            ``(ii) if the individual does not operate or assist in the 
        operation of power-driven woodworking machines;
            ``(iii) if the individual is protected from wood particles 
        or other flying debris within the workplace by a barrier 
        appropriate to the potential hazard of such wood particles or 
        flying debris or by maintaining a sufficient distance from 
        machinery in operation; and
            ``(iv) if the individual is required to use personal 
        protective equipment to prevent exposure to excessive levels of 
        noise and saw dust.''.
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