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AB-267 Employment of infants: entertainment industry.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 1286 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1286.
 As used in this chapter:
(a) “Director” means the Director of Industrial Relations or the director’s designee.
(b) “Department” means the Department of Industrial Relations.
(c) “Minor” means any person under the age of 18 years who is required to attend school under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 48200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code and any person under the age of six years. A person under the age of 18 years who is not required to attend school under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 48200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code solely because that person is a nonresident of California shall still be considered a minor.
(d) “Labor Commissioner” means the Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, or the chief’s deputies or agents, who shall have the authority to conduct informal hearings and determine the amount of civil penalties in accordance with this chapter.
(e) “Door-to-door sales” has the same meaning as “home solicitation contract or offer,” as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1689.5 of the Civil Code, except that “door-to-door sales” is not subject to the minimum monetary limitation set forth in that subdivision.
(f) “Entertainment industry” means motion pictures of any type, including, but not limited to, film or videotape, using any format, including, but not limited to, theatrical film, commercial, documentary, or television program, by any medium, including, but not limited to, theater, television, or videocassette; photography; recording; modeling; theatrical productions; publicity; rodeos; circuses; musical performances; advertising; and any other performances where a minor performs to entertain the public.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1308.8 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1308.8.
 (a) No infant under the age of one month may be employed in the entertainment industry unless a licensed physician and surgeon who is board certified  board-certified  in either pediatrics or family medicine  pediatrics  provides written certification that the infant is at least 15 days old and, in their medical opinion, the infant was carried to full term, was of normal birth weight, is physically capable of handling the stress of working in the entertainment industry, and the infant’s lungs, eyes, heart, and immune system are sufficiently developed to withstand the potential risks.
(b) Any parent, guardian, or employer of a minor, and any officer or agent of an employer of a minor, who directly or indirectly violates subdivision (a), or who causes or suffers a violation of subdivision (a), with respect to that minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 2.5.

 Section 1308.8 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1308.8.
 (a) No infant under the age of one month may be employed in the entertainment industry unless a licensed physician and surgeon who is board certified in either pediatrics or family medicine provides written certification that the infant is at least 15 days old and, in their medical opinion, the infant was carried to full term, was of normal birth weight, is physically capable of handling the stress of working in the entertainment industry, and the infant’s lungs, eyes, heart, and immune system are sufficiently developed to withstand the potential risks.
(b) Any parent, guardian, or employer of a minor, and any officer or agent of an employer of a minor, who directly or indirectly violates subdivision (a), or who causes or suffers a violation of subdivision (a), with respect to that minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
SEC. 3.
 Section 2.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 1308.8 of the Labor Code proposed by both this bill and Assembly Bill 1622. That section shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2020, (2) each bill amends Section 1308.8 of the Labor Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Assembly Bill 1622, in which case Section 2 of this bill shall not become operative.
SEC. 4.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.