Bill S510-2011

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

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

Details

Actions

  • 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 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LABOR
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to labor
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 3, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 2, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 13, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.395
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO LABOR

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Labor - Apr 13, 2011
Ayes (11): Robach, DeFrancisco, Grisanti, Johnson, Marcellino, McDonald, Martins, Addabbo, Dilan, Perkins, Smith
Ayes W/R (1): Gianaris
Nays (2): Peralta, Rivera
Excused (2): Alesi, Gallivan
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Labor - Jan 18, 2012
Ayes (13): Robach, Alesi, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Grisanti, Johnson, Marcellino, McDonald, Martins, Dilan, Gianaris, Perkins, Smith
Ayes W/R (1): Addabbo
Nays (2): Peralta, Rivera

Memo

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.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 510 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (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.
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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