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From the ECS State Policy Database
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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILAdopted 03/2012P-12Urging Passage of Pathways Back to Work Legislation
S.R. 596
Urges President Obama and Congress to pass the $5 billion Pathways Back to Work legislation as soon as possible to create an employment program throughout the year, with a particular emphasis on the creation of summer employment for 500,000 youth and adults, b...

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NVVetoed 06/2011P-12High School Diploma
A.B. 456
Bill provides that a pupil who has failed to pass the same subject area of the high school proficiency examination each time the pupil took the examination, including the final administration of the examination to the pupil before the date on which he or she i...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Job Training
H.B. 509
Amend Employment Security Law to allow the director of the department of labor to develop and
implement youth employment and job training programs. Chapter 276
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2010/H0509.htm...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Student Work Permits
A.B. 66
Authorizes the principal of a public or private school, subject to specified requirements and conditions, to issue, or designate another administrator in the school to issue, work permits to pupils who attend the school. Requires that the hour limitations that...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Student Work Permits
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Permits a caregiver with whom a minor pupil resides, other than the pupil's parent, guardian, foster parent, or residential shelter services provider, to file a written request for a work permit. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2525_bill...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Employment of Minors
H.B. 691
Bars minor age 16 who has not graduated from high school from working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. before a school day, and minor age 17 from working between midnight and 5 a.m. before a school day. Clarifies language regarding the working hours of minors under...

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MESigned into law 04/2003P-12Number of Hours per Week/Day That Minors May Work
H.P. 13
Concerns child labor laws; provides that a minor shall not be employed more than 60 hours in any week, and from 10 to 12 hours in any day, when school is not in session. Increases from 20 to 40 the number of hours per week, and from 4 to 8 the number of hours ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2002P-12Employment of 15-Year-Olds
H.B. 5062
Extends to 2007 the expiration date of the law allowing fifteen-year-old minors to work in mercantile establishments such as supermarkets and department stores as store baggers, cashiers and stock clerks; establishes limits on hours of work. http://www.cga.sta...

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