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In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight

AN ACT eliminating work certificates for 16 and 17 year old youths.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

189:1 Youth Employment Certificates; 16 and 17 year olds Deleted. Amend RSA 276-A:4, II to read as follows:
II. No youth *under 16 year of age* shall be employed or permitted to work without a certificate except:
(a) For his or her parents, grandparents or guardian;
(b) At work defined in this chapter as casual; or
(c) As farm labor[(NOTE: in brackets is struck through to indicate deletion); or
(d) A youth 17 years of age who has graduated from high school or obtained a general equivalency diploma (NOTE: deletion ends here)].
189:2 New Paragraph; Parent or Guardian Signed Written Document; 16 and 17 year old Youths Amend RSA 276-A:4 by inserting after paragraph VII the following new paragraph:
VIII. No youth 16 or 17 years of age shall be employed by an employer unless the employer maintains on file a signed written document from the youth's parent or legal guardian permitting the youth's employment.
189:3 Exception Deleted. Amend RSA 276-A:5, II to read as follows:
II Certificates shall in all cases include a signature line for the parent or legal guardian of the youth and shall show proof of (1) age and (2) adequate health[(NOTE: in brackets is struck through to indicate deletion), except that the certificates of youths 16 year of age or older shall show proof of age only (NOTE: deletion ends here)].
189:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

(Enacted in accordance with Article 44, Pt. II of N.H. consitution, without signature of Governor, June 16, 1998.)
(Effective Date: August 15, 1998)

Document source: New Hampshire Department of Education, hardcopy.

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