2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 20, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Novak, E. Brooks, Edming,
Felzkowski, Jacque, Kulp, Mursau, Petersen, Petryk, Rohrkaste, Tauchen
and Tusler, cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Kapenga, Craig,
Harsdorf, Olsen and Stroebel. Referred to Committee on Children and
1An Act to create
103.70 (2) (d) of the statutes; relating to: child labor permits.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Subject to certain exceptions, current law prohibits a minor from being
employed or permitted to work at any employment unless the minor's employer
obtains a written permit authorizing the employment of the minor. Such permits are
issued by the Department of Workforce Development or by certain other permit
officers designated by DWD.
This bill allows a minor to be employed without a child labor permit by a family
business, as defined in the bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
103.70 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 1. In this paragraph, “family business” means a privately owned 4
business that is owned, in whole or in part, by one or more of the minor's parents, 5
guardians, or grandparents.
2. A minor may be employed without a permit by a family business.