Senate File 167 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to youth employment and making penalties
2applicable.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 92.3, Code 2023, is amended to read as
2follows:
   392.3  Under fourteen — work activities not permitted
4occupations.
   5No person under fourteen years of age shall be employed
6or permitted to work with or without compensation in any
7occupation, except in the street occupations or migratory
8labor occupations specified in section 92.1
 work activity.
9Any migratory laborer twelve to fourteen years of age may not
10work prior to or during the regular school hours of any day of
11any private or public school which teaches general education
12subjects and which is available to such child.

13   Sec. 2.  Section 92.4, Code 2023, is amended to read as
14follows:
   1592.4  Under sixteen — permitted occupations work activities.
   16No person under sixteen years of age shall be employed
17or permitted to work with or without compensation in any
18occupation work activity during regular school hours, except
 19the following work activities:
   201.  Those persons legally out of school, if such status
21is verified by the submission of written proof to the labor
22commissioner.
   232.  Those persons working in a supervised school-work
24program.
   253.  Those persons between the ages of fourteen and sixteen
26enrolled in school on a part-time basis and who are required to
27work as a part of their school training.
   284.  Fourteen- and fifteen-year-old migrant laborers during
29any hours when summer school is in session.
30   Sec. 3.  Section 92.5, Code 2023, is amended to read as
31follows:
   3292.5  Fourteen and fifteen — permitted occupations work
33activities
.
   34Persons fourteen and fifteen years of age may be employed or
35permitted to work in the following occupations work activities:
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   11.  Retail, food service, and gasoline service
2establishments.
   32.  Office and clerical work, including operation of office
4machines.
   53.  Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in
6advertising departments, window trimming, and comparative
7shopping.
   84.  Price marking and tagging by hand or by machine,
9assembling orders, packing, and shelving.
   105.  Bagging and carrying out customers’ orders.
   116.  Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and public
12transportation.
   137.  Cleanup work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and
14floor waxers, and maintenance of grounds.
   158.  Kitchen work and other work involved in preparing and
16serving food and beverages, including the cleaning using
17kitchen cleaning products with required personal protective
18equipment,
operation of machines and devices used in the
19performance of such work, including but not limited to
 20microwaves, dishwashers, toasters, dumb-waiters, popcorn
21poppers, milk shake blenders, and coffee grinders.
   229.  a.  Work in connection with motor vehicles and trucks if
23confined to the following:
   24(1)  Dispensing gasoline and oil.
   25(2)  Courtesy service.
   26(3)  Car cleaning, washing, and polishing.
   27b.  Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to include
28work involving the use of pits, racks, or lifting apparatus or
29involving the inflation of any tire mounted on a rim equipped
30with a removable retaining ring.
   3110.  Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping, sealing,
32labeling, weighing, pricing, and stocking goods when performed
33in areas physically separate from areas where meat is prepared,
34for sale and outside including work in freezers or and meat
35coolers.
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   111.  Loading onto motor vehicles and unloading from motor
2vehicles of the light, non-power-driven hand tools and personal
3protective equipment that the minor will use as part of their
4employment at the work site. Such light tools include but are
5not limited to rakes, hand-held clippers, shovels, and brooms.
6Such light tools do not include items such as trash, sales
7kits, promotion items or items for sale, lawn mowers, or other
8power-driven lawn maintenance equipment.

   912.  Laundering.
   1013.  Work in the production of seed, limited to removal of
11off-type plants and corn tassels and hand-pollinating from June
121 through Labor Day.
   1314.  Other work approved by the rules adopted pursuant to
14chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.
15   Sec. 4.  Section 92.6, Code 2023, is amended to read as
16follows:
   1792.6  Fourteen and fifteenoccupations work activities not
18permitted.
   191.  Persons fourteen and fifteen years of age may not be
20employed in:
   21a.  Any manufacturing occupation work activity.
   22b.  Any mining occupation work activity.
   23c.  Processing occupations work activities, except in a
24retail, food service, or gasoline service establishment in
25those specific occupations work activities expressly permitted
26under the provisions of section 92.5.
   27d.  Occupations Work activities requiring the performance
28of any duties in workrooms or work places where goods are
29manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed, except to the
30extent expressly permitted in retail, food service, or gasoline
31service establishments under the provisions of section 92.5.
   32e.  Public messenger service.
   33f.  Operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any
34power-driven machinery, other than office machines and machines
35in retail, food service, and gasoline service establishments
-3-1which are specified in section 92.5 as machines which that such
2minors may operate in such establishments.
   3g.  Occupations Work activities prohibited by rules adopted
4pursuant to chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.
   5h.  Occupations Work activities in connection with the
6following, except office or sales work in connection with these
7occupations work activities, not performed on transportation
8media or at the actual construction site:
   9(1)  Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway,
10air, on water, pipeline, or other means.
   11(2)  Warehousing and storage.
   12(3)  Communications and public utilities.
   13(4)  Construction, including repair.
   14i.  Any of the following occupations work activities in a
15retail, food service, or gasoline service establishment:
   16(1)  Work performed in or about boiler or engine rooms.
   17(2)  Work in connection with maintenance or repair of the
18establishment, machines, or equipment.
   19(3)  Outside window washing that involves working from
20window sills, and all work requiring the use of ladders,
21scaffolds, or their substitutes.
   22(4)  Cooking except at soda fountains, lunch counters, snack
23bars, or cafeteria serving counters, and baking.
   24(5)  Occupations which Work activities that involve
25operating, setting up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or
26repairing power-driven food slicers and grinders, food choppers
27and cutters, and bakery-type mixers.
   28(6)  Work in freezers and meat coolers and all work in
29preparation of meats for sale, except wrapping, sealing,
30labeling, weighing, pricing, and stocking when performed in
31other areas.
   32(7)    (6)  Loading and unloading goods to and from trucks,
33railroad cars, or conveyors, except as permitted by section
3492.5, subsection 11
.
   35(8)    (7)  All occupations work activities in warehouses
-4-1except office and clerical work.
   2j.  Laundering, except for the use of a washing machine
3which has a capacity of less than ten cubic feet and which is
4designed to reach an internal temperature which does not exceed
5212 degrees Fahrenheit.
   62.  Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting
7office, errand, or packaging work when done away from moving
8machinery.
9   Sec. 5.  NEW SECTION.  92.6A  Fifteen — permitted work
10activities.
   111.  Persons fifteen years of age may be employed or permitted
12to work in any of the work activities provided in section 92.5
13in addition to the following work activities:
   14a.  Loading and unloading non-power-driven equipment weighing
15up to thirty pounds into motor vehicles.
   16b.  Loading and unloading groceries and other retail items
17weighing up to thirty pounds into motor vehicles.
   18c.  Stocking shelves with items weighing up to thirty pounds.
   19d.  If properly licensed, work as a lifeguard or swim
20instructor at a traditional swimming pool or amusement park.
   212.  The commissioner may issue a waiver of any weight
22limitations provided in subsection 1 of up to fifty pounds
23depending on the strength and ability of the fifteen-year-old.
   243.  The commissioner may issue a waiver for a
25fifteen-year-old to be able to load and unload light
26power-driven lawn machines based on the ability of the minor if
27the minor is supervised, the machine is powered off, and the
28safety key is stored away from the machine.
   294.  The commissioner may issue a waiver for a
30fifteen-year-old to perform light assembly work as long
31as the assembly is not performed on machines or in an area with
32machines.
33   Sec. 6.  NEW SECTION.  92.6B  Fifteen — work activities not
34permitted.
   351.  Persons fifteen years of age may not be employed in:
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   1a.  Any manufacturing work activity.
   2b.  Any mining work activity.
   3c.  Processing work activities, except in a retail, food
4service, or gasoline service establishment in those specific
5work activities expressly permitted under the provisions of
6section 92.5.
   7d.  Work activities requiring the performance of any duties
8in workrooms or work places where goods are manufactured,
9mined, or otherwise processed, except to the extent expressly
10permitted in retail, food service, or gasoline service
11establishments under the provisions of section 92.5.
   12e.  Public messenger service.
   13f.  Operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any
14power-driven machinery, other than office machines and machines
15in retail, food service, and gasoline service establishments
16which are specified in section 92.5 as machines that such
17minors may operate in such establishments.
   18g.  Work activities prohibited by rules adopted pursuant to
19chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.
   20h.  Work activities in connection with the following,
21except office or sales work in connection with these work
22activities, not performed on transportation media or at the
23actual construction site:
   24(1)  Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway,
25air, on water, pipeline, or other means.
   26(2)  Warehousing and storage.
   27(3)  Communications and public utilities.
   28(4)  Construction, including repair.
   29i.  Any of the following work activities in a retail, food
30service, or gasoline service establishment:
   31(1)  Work performed in or about boiler or engine rooms.
   32(2)  Work in connection with maintenance or repair of the
33establishment, machines, or equipment.
   34(3)  Outside window washing that involves working from
35window sills, and all work requiring the use of ladders,
-6-1scaffolds, or their substitutes.
   2(4)  Cooking except at soda fountains, lunch counters, snack
3bars, or cafeteria serving counters, and baking.
   4(5)  Work activities that involve operating, setting
5up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or repairing power-driven
6food slicers and grinders, food choppers and cutters, and
7bakery-type mixers.
   8(6)  Loading and unloading goods to and from trucks, railroad
9cars, or conveyors, except as permitted by section 92.5,
10subsection 11, and section 92.6A.
   11(7)  All work activities in warehouses except office and
12clerical work.
   132.  Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting
14office, errand, or packaging work when done away from moving
15machinery.
16   Sec. 7.  Section 92.7, Code 2023, is amended to read as
17follows:
   1892.7  Under sixteen — hours permitted.
   19A person under sixteen years of age shall not be employed
20with or without compensation, except as provided in sections
2192.2 92.5 and 92.3 92.6A, before the hour of 7:00 a.m.or after
227:00 9:00 p.m., except during the period from June 1 through
23Labor Day when the hours may be extended to 9:00 11:00 p.m.
24If such person is employed for a period of five hours or more
25each day, an intermission of not less than thirty minutes shall
26be given. Such a person shall not be employed for more than
27eight hours in one day, exclusive of intermission, and shall
28not be employed for more than forty hours in one week. The
29hours of work of persons under sixteen years of age employed
30outside school hours shall not exceed four six in one day or
31twenty-eight in one week while school is in session.
32   Sec. 8.  NEW SECTION.  92.7A  Seventeen — hours permitted.
   33A person who is seventeen years of age may work the same
34hours as a person who is eighteen years of age.
35   Sec. 9.  Section 92.8, Code 2023, is amended to read as
-7-1follows:
   292.8  Under eighteen — prohibited occupations work
3activities
.
   4No person under eighteen years of age shall be employed
5or permitted to work with or without compensation at any
6of the following occupations work activities or business
7establishments:
   81.  Occupations Work activities in or about plants or
9establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles
10containing explosive components, except performing light
11assembly work as long as the assembly is not performed on
12machines or in an area with machines
.
   132.  Occupations of motor vehicle driver and helper.
   143.    2.  Logging occupations Logging and occupations in
15 the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or
16cooperage-stock mill.
   174.    3.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation of
18power-driven woodworking machines.
   195.    4.  Occupations Work activities involving exposure to
20radioactive substances and to ionizing radiations.
   216.    5.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation of
22elevators and other power-driven hoisting apparatus.
   237.    6.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation of
24power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machines.
   258.    7.  Occupations in connection with Coal mining.
   269.    8.  Occupations Work activities in or about slaughtering
27and meat packing establishments and rendering plants, provided
28that work activities in office, shipping, and assembly areas
29shall not be prohibited by this chapter
.
   3010.    9.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation
31 of certain power-driven bakery machines. Except as otherwise
32provided in this subsection, this subsection does not apply to
33the operation of pizza dough rollers that are a type of dough
34sheeter that have been constructed with safeguards contained in
35the basic design so as to prevent fingers, hands, or clothing
-8-1from being caught in the in-running point of the rollers,
2that have gears that are completely enclosed, and that have
3microswitches that disengage the machinery if the backs or
4sides of the rollers are removed, only when all the safeguards
5detailed in this subsection are present on the machinery, are
6operational, and have not been overridden. However, this
7subsection does apply to the setting up, adjusting, repairing,
8oiling, or cleaning of pizza dough rollers as described in this
9subsection.
   1011.    10.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation of
11certain power-driven paper products machines, except bailers if
12the machine is powered off and the key is stored in a separate
13area from the machine
.
   1412.    11.  Occupations involved in the manufacture
15
 Manufacturing of brick, tile, and related products.
   1613.    12.  Occupations involved in the operation Operation of
17circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears.
   1814.    13.  Occupations involved in wrecking Wrecking,
19demolition, and shipbreaking operations.
   2015.    14.  Occupations involved in roofing Roofing
21 operations.
   2216.    15.  Excavation occupations.
   2317.    16.  In Work activities in or about foundries; provided
24that office, shipping, and assembly area employment shall not
25be prohibited by this chapter.
   2618.    17.  Occupations involving the operation Operation of
27dry cleaning or dyeing machinery.
   2819.    18.  Occupations Work activities involving exposure to
29lead fumes or its compounds, or to dangerous or poisonous dyes
30or chemicals.
   3120.    19.  Occupations involving the transmission
32
 Transmission, distribution, or delivery of goods or messages
33between the hours of 10:00 p.m.and 5:00 a.m.
   3421.    20.  Occupations Work activities prohibited by rules
35adopted pursuant to chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.
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1   Sec. 10.  NEW SECTION.  92.8A  Approved career and technical
2education, work-based learning, internships, registered
3apprenticeship programs, and student learners.
   41.  The director of the department of workforce development
5or department of education may grant an exception from any
6provision of section 92.6, 92.6B, or 92.7 for minors fourteen
7to seventeen years of age participating in work-based learning
8or a school or employer-administered, work-related program
9approved by the department of workforce development or the
10department of education if all of the following apply:
   11a.  The requestor demonstrates the activity will be performed
12under adequate supervision and training.
   13b.  The training includes adequate safety precautions.
   14c.  The terms and conditions of the proposed employment will
15not interfere with the health, well-being, or schooling of the
16minor enrolled in the approved program.
   172.  Section 92.8 shall not apply to a student in an approved
18work-based learning program, registered apprenticeship, career
19and technical education program, or student learner program
20provided the student is employed under all of the following
21conditions:
   22a.  The student is employed in a craft recognized as an
23apprenticeable trade or the student is employed under a written
24employment agreement.
   25b.  The work of the apprentice or student employee in the
26work activities declared particularly hazardous is incidental
27to the apprentice’s training.
   28c.  The work is intermittent and for short periods of time
29and is under the direct and close supervision of a qualified
30and experienced person.
   31d.  Adequate on-the-job training and safety instructions are
32in place.
33   Sec. 11.  Section 92.17, subsections 2 and 4, Code 2023, are
34amended by striking the subsections.
35   Sec. 12.  Section 92.17, subsection 3, Code 2023, is amended
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   23.  A child from working in any occupation work activity or
3business operated by the child’s parents. For the purposes
4of this subsection, “child” and “parents” include a foster
5child and the child’s foster parents who are licensed by the
6department of health and human services.
7   Sec. 13.  Section 92.19, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2023, are
8amended by striking the subsections.
9   Sec. 14.  Section 92.20, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended
10by striking the subsection.
11   Sec. 15.  Section 92.21, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended
12to read as follows:
   131.  The labor commissioner may adopt rules pursuant to
14chapter 17A to more specifically define the occupations work
15activities
and equipment permitted or prohibited in this
16chapter, to determine occupations for which work permits are
17required,
and to issue general and special orders prohibiting
18or allowing the employment of persons under eighteen years
19of age in any place of employment defined in this chapter as
20hazardous to the health, safety, and welfare of the persons.
21   Sec. 16.  Section 92.22, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended
22to read as follows:
   231.  The labor commissioner shall enforce this chapter.
24An employer who violates this chapter or the rules adopted
25pursuant to this chapter is subject to a civil penalty of
26not more than ten thousand dollars for each violation. The
27commissioner may waive or reduce a civil penalty based on
28evidence the commissioner may obtain. The commissioner shall
29provide a fifteen-day grace period before imposing a civil
30penalty.

31   Sec. 17.  Section 92.23, Code 2023, is amended to read as
32follows:
   3392.23  Group insurance.
   34Anyone under the age of eighteen and subject to this chapter
35employed in the street occupations who sells or delivers work
-11-1activities of selling or delivering
the product or service
2of another and who is designated in such capacity as an
3independent contractor shall be provided participation, if the
4person under the age of eighteen desires it at group rate cost,
5in group insurance for medical, hospital, nursing, and doctor
6expenses incurred as a result of injuries sustained arising out
7of and in the course of selling or delivering such product or
8service by the person, firm, or corporation whose product or
9service is so delivered.
10   Sec. 18.  NEW SECTION.  92.24  Employer liability in
11work-based learning.
   121.  For purposes of this section, unless the context
13otherwise requires:
   14a.  “Business” means any city, county, or township, including
15but not limited to a fire department or law enforcement
16office or department, public university, municipal university,
17community college, technical college or not-for-profit
18private postsecondary educational institution, corporation,
19association, partnership, proprietorship, limited liability
20company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership,
21organization or other legal entity, whether for-profit or
22not-for-profit, that does all of the following:
   23(1)  Enters into an agreement with a school district for a
24work-based learning program.
   25(2)  Directly supervises a student who is participating in
26the work-based learning program, either on the premises of the
27business or at another location.
   28b.  “Work-based learning program” means a learning program to
29which all of the following apply:
   30(1)  The program includes but is not limited to work-related,
31on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships, clinicals,
32practicums, registered apprenticeships, co-ops, supervised
33agricultural experiences, and industry-led service-learning
34projects.
   35(2)  The program is incorporated into secondary coursework
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   2(3)  The program integrates knowledge and theory learned
3in the classroom or other school-approved setting with
4the practical application and development of skills and
5proficiencies in a professional work setting.
   62.  A business that accepts a secondary student in a
7work-based learning program shall not be subject to civil
8liability for any claim arising from the student’s negligent
9act or omission during the student’s participation in the
10work-based learning program at the business or worksite.
   113.  A business that accepts a secondary student in a
12work-based learning program shall not be subject to civil
13liability for any claim for bodily injury to the student or
14sickness or death by accident of the student arising from
15the student’s driving to or from the business or worksite to
16participate in the work-based learning program.
   174.  A business that accepts a secondary student in a
18work-based learning program shall not be subject to civil
19liability for any claim for bodily injury to the student or
20sickness or death by accident of the student arising from the
21business’s negligent act or omission during the student’s
22participation in the work-based learning program at the
23business or worksite.
   245.  This section shall not be construed to provide immunity
25for a student or business for civil liability arising from
26gross negligence or willful misconduct.
27   Sec. 19.  Section 123.49, subsection 2, paragraph f, Code
282023, is amended to read as follows:
   29f.  Employ a person under eighteen years of age in the
30sale or serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption on
31the premises where sold. This paragraph shall not apply if
32the employer has on file written permission from the parent,
33guardian, or legal custodian of a person sixteen or seventeen
34years of age for the person to sell or serve alcoholic
35beverages for consumption on the premises where sold. The
-13-1employer shall keep a copy of the written permission on file
2until the person is either eighteen years of age or no longer
3engaged in the sale of or serving alcoholic beverages for
4consumption on the premises where sold.

5   Sec. 20.  Section 321.194, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code
62023, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph:
7   NEW SUBPARAGRAPH.  (04)  If the licensee is employed, the
8licensee may operate a motor vehicle during the hours of 5:00
9a.m.to 10:00 p.m.over the most direct and accessible route
10between the licensee’s residence or school of enrollment and
11the licensee’s place of employment, provided the driving
12distance between the licensee’s place of employment and the
13nearest point on the route on which the licensee is authorized
14to travel under subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (a), or
15subparagraph (2), subparagraph division (a), is no more than
16fifty miles.
17   Sec. 21.  Section 321.194, subsection 2, paragraph a,
18subparagraph (4), Code 2023, is amended to read as follows:
   19(4)  To a service station for the purpose of refueling, so
20long as the service station is the station closest to the route
21on which the licensee is traveling under subparagraph (1), (2),
22or (3), or (04).
23   Sec. 22.  Section 321.194, subsection 3, paragraphs a and b,
24Code 2023, are amended to read as follows:
   25a.  Each application shall be accompanied by a statement
26from the applicant’s school of enrollment or employer. The
27statement shall be upon a form provided by the department and
28shall certify that a need exists for the license and that the
29person signing the statement is not responsible for actions of
30the applicant which pertain to the use of the driver’s license.
   31(1)  If the applicant attends a public school, the
32certification shall be made by the school board, superintendent
33of the applicant’s school, or principal, if authorized by the
34superintendent.
   35(2)  If the applicant attends an accredited nonpublic
-14-1school, the certification shall be made by the authorities in
2charge of the accredited nonpublic school or a duly authorized
3representative of the authorities.
   4(3)  If the applicant is employed, the certification shall
5be in the form of an affidavit for minor license signed by the
6employer and the student.
   7b.  Upon receipt of a statement of necessity or signed
8affidavit
, the department shall issue the driver’s license
9provided the applicant is otherwise eligible for issuance of
10the license. The fact that the applicant resides at a distance
11less than one mile from the applicant’s school of enrollment
12is prima facie evidence of the nonexistence of necessity for
13the issuance of a license. However, the
distance between the
14applicant’s residence and school of enrollment shall not be
15considered if the applicant resides on a farm or is employed
16for compensation on a farm.
17   Sec. 23.  REPEAL.  Sections 92.1, 92.2, 92.9, 92.10, 92.11,
1892.12, 92.13, 92.14, 92.15, 92.16, and 92.18, Code 2023, are
19repealed.
20EXPLANATION
21The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
22the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   23This bill relates to youth employment.
   24CHILD LABOR. The bill includes various amendments to
25Code chapter 92, relating to child labor. The bill strikes
26provisions providing for child labor permits and migrant
27child labor permits. The bill strikes provisions allowing
28certain children under 14 years of age to engage in street
29occupations. The bill modifies permitted and prohibited
30work that can be performed by minors 14 to 17 years of age,
31as well as hours in which work can be performed. The bill
32strikes penalties for certain actions taken in violation
33of Code chapter 92 to procure employment for oneself or
34of another person; other penalties for violations of Code
35chapter 92 are retained. Under current law, a violation
-15-1of Code chapter 92 is generally a serious misdemeanor. A
2serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more
3than one year and a fine of at least $430 but not more than
4$2,560. The bill allows the labor commissioner to waive or
5reduce a civil penalty under Code chapter 92 based on evidence
6the commissioner may obtain and requires the commissioner to
7provide a 15-day grace period before imposing a civil penalty.
8Under current law, an employer violating Code chapter 92 is
9subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000. The bill changes
10terminology referring to “occupations” to instead refer to
11“work activities”.
   12The bill allows the director of the department of workforce
13development or department of education to grant an exception
14from specified provisions of Code chapter 92 relating to
15prohibited work activities and work hours for minors 14 to 17
16years of age participating in work-based learning or a school
17or employer-administered, work-related program approved by
18the department of workforce development or the department of
19education if specified conditions apply. The bill provides
20that specified prohibitions on work activities are inapplicable
21to a student in an approved work-based learning program,
22registered apprenticeship, career and technical education
23program, or student learner program provided the student is
24employed under specified conditions.
   25The bill provides that a business that accepts a secondary
26student in a work-based learning program shall not be subject
27to civil liability for specified claims relating to the
28student’s work in the program. This provision shall not be
29construed to provide immunity for a student or business for
30civil liability arising from gross negligence or willful
31misconduct.
   32ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. The bill allows a person 16 to 17
33years of age to be employed in the sale or serving of alcoholic
34beverages for on-premises consumption under Code section 123.49
35if the employer has on file written permission from the parent,
-16-1guardian, or legal custodian of the person. The employer shall
2keep a copy of the written permission on file until the person
3is either 18 years of age or no longer engaged in the sale of
4or serving alcoholic beverages.
   5A violation of Code section 123.49 is a simple misdemeanor.
6A simple misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more
7than 30 days and a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855.
   8MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION. The bill provides that a person
9holding a special minor’s license under Code section 321.194
10who is employed may operate a motor vehicle during the hours
11of 5:00 a.m.to 10:00 p.m.over the most direct and accessible
12route between the licensee’s residence or school of enrollment
13and the licensee’s place of employment, provided the driving
14distance between the licensee’s place of employment and
15the nearest point on the route on which the licensee is
16authorized to operate a motor vehicle for purposes of school
17transportation under current law is no more than 50 miles.
18The person’s application for a special minor’s license must
19include an affidavit for minor license signed by the employer
20and the person, using a form provided by the department. Other
21requirements to obtain a special minor’s license under current
22law are applicable to such a person.
   23Under current law, the fact that an applicant for a special
24minor’s license resides at a distance less than one mile from
25the applicant’s school of enrollment is prima facie evidence of
26the nonexistence of necessity for the issuance of the license.
27The bill strikes this provision. The bill provides that
28the distance between an applicant’s residence and school of
29enrollment shall not be considered if the applicant is employed
30for compensation.
   31A violation of Code section 321.194 is punishable by a
32scheduled fine of $70.
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