senate Bill S510

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits minors to be employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.40
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 13, 2011 1st report cal.395
Jan 05, 2011 referred to labor

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Jan 18, 2012 - Labor committee Vote

S510
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committee
13
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

Apr 13, 2011 - Labor committee Vote

S510
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: Apr 13, 2011

nay (2)
aye wr (1)
excused (2)

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S510 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7484
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง130, 131, 132, 142, & 143, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6652

S510 - Bill Texts

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Permits certain minors to be employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event.

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BILL NUMBER:S510

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to permitting the employment of
minors as referees, umpires or officials at
youth sporting events

PURPOSE:
This bill amends the labor law to include an exception to allow a
minor twelve or
thirteen years of age as a referee, umpire or official at a youth
sporting event when attendance upon instruction is not
required by
educational law, and allows youth ages fourteen through seventeen
to be employed as a referee umpire or official; without certificate
of employment or permit, in order to allow more young people to get
paid to perform this work, as many leagues are trying to cope with
a significant shortage of youth referees.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new paragraph to Subdivision 2
of section 130 of the labor law to include an exception to allow a
minor twelve or thirteen years of age as a referee, umpire or
official at a youth sporting event when attendance upon instruction
is not required by the education law. Likewise Section 2 amends
paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 131 of the labor law adding
an exception to work without a certificate or permit for fourteen and
fifteen year olds, and Section 3 adds a similar exception for sixteen
and seventeen year olds, amending subdivision 3 of section 132 of the
labor law, allowing them to work without an employment certificate or
permit. Section 4 amends subdivision 4 of section 142 of the labor
law to add an exemption from the statute for fourteen and fifteen
year olds employed as a referee, umpire or official at a youth
sporting event. Furthermore, Section 5 amends subdivision 4 of
section 143 of the labor law to include an exemption from statute
application for sixteen and seventeen year olds who are working as a
referee, umpire or official at a youth sporting event.

JUSTIFICATION:
The labor laws of New York state that no minor under
the age of fourteen shall be employed in or in connection with any
trade, business or service. Since its inception, however, numerous
exceptions have been created to this to allow a minor of a specified
age to be able to work before the age of fourteen. Exceptions have
been allowed for a child performer and a model to be allotted work
under the age of fourteen. Furthermore, exceptions have been added
for a minor twelve to thirteen to be permitted to work on a family
farm, family market stand, or as a bridge caddie, as well as even
adding an exception for a minor eleven years of age to be permitted
to be a newspaper carrier. All of these exceptions are allotted as
long as they comply with either the arts and cultural affairs law or
the education law work requirements for minors.

When exceptions have allowed children under the age of fourteen to be
permitted to work in a certain field, the amendment has also provided


provisions allowing youth ages fourteen through seventeen to be
employed in that same field without certificate of employment or
permit.
Similar to that of the exclusion for a bridge caddie, this exception
allowing twelve and thirteen year olds to be employed as a referee,
umpire or official at a youth sporting event, accompany provisions
allowing those ages fourteen through seventeen to do so without an
employment certificate or permit.

Currently, many youth sport leagues are experiencing shortages in
referees or umpires. For example, many youth hockey leagues are
trying to cope with a significant shortage of youth referees. This
legislation would allow more young people to enjoy earning money.

BILL HISTORY:
S.6652 of 2009-2010; Referred to Labor

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   510

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, JOHNSON -- 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:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 130 of the labor law is amended by
adding a new paragraph i to read as follows:
  I. A MINOR TWELVE OR THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE AS  A  REFEREE,  UMPIRE  OR
OFFICIAL  AT  A YOUTH SPORTING EVENT WHEN ATTENDANCE UPON INSTRUCTION IS
NOT REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2.  Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 131 of the labor law  is
amended by adding a new subparagraph 7 to read as follows:
  (7)  SERVICE  AS  A  REFEREE,  UMPIRE  OR OFFICIAL AT A YOUTH SPORTING
EVENT.
  S 3. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 132 of the labor  law  is
amended by adding a new subparagraph 7 to read as follows:
  (7)  SERVICE  AS  A  REFEREE,  UMPIRE  OR OFFICIAL AT A YOUTH SPORTING
EVENT.
  S 4. Subdivision 4 of section 142 of the  labor  law,  as  amended  by
chapter 35 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  This  section shall not apply to a newspaper carrier as defined in
section thirty-two hundred twenty-eight of the education law whose hours
of work are governed by such section, a farm laborer, a child  performer
whose  employment  is governed by section 35.01 of the arts and cultural
affairs law and article four-A of this  chapter,  a  child  model  whose
employment is governed by section 35.05 of the arts and cultural affairs
law,  a bridge caddie at a bridge tournament, A REFEREE, UMPIRE OR OFFI-
CIAL AT A YOUTH SPORTING EVENT or a baby sitter as  defined  in  section
one hundred thirty-one of this [chapter] ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01182-01-1

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  S  5.    Subdivision  4 of section 143 of the labor law, as amended by
chapter 35 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  This  section shall not apply to a newspaper carrier as defined in
section thirty-two hundred twenty-eight of the education law whose hours
of work are governed by such section, a farm laborer, a child  performer
whose  employment  is governed by section 35.01 of the arts and cultural
affairs law and article four-A of this  chapter,  a  child  model  whose
employment is governed by section 35.05 of the arts and cultural affairs
law,  a bridge caddie at a bridge tournament, A REFEREE, UMPIRE OR OFFI-
CIAL AT A YOUTH SPORTING EVENT or a baby sitter as  defined  in  section
one hundred thirty-one of this [chapter] ARTICLE or a seventeen year old
minor employed as a counselor, junior counselor or counselor-in-training
at a camp for children during the months of June, July and August.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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