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Employment of children by the entertainment industry; rules; procedures.
Section 450.132, Florida Statutes 2006

450.132  Employment of children by the entertainment industry; rules; procedures.--

(1)  Children within the protection of our child labor statutes may, notwithstanding such statutes, be employed by the entertainment industry in the production of motion pictures, legitimate plays, television shows, still photography, recording, publicity, musical and live performances, circuses, and rodeos, in any work not determined by the department to be hazardous, or detrimental to their health, morals, education, or welfare.

(2)  The department shall, as soon as convenient, and after such investigation as to the department may seem necessary or advisable, determine what work in connection with the entertainment industry is not hazardous or detrimental to the health, morals, education, or welfare of minors within the purview and protection of our child labor laws. When so adopted, such rules shall have the force and effect of law in this state.

(3)  Entertainment industry employers or agents wishing to qualify for the employment of minors in work not hazardous or detrimental to their health, morals, or education shall make application to the department for a permit qualifying them to employ minors in the entertainment industry. The form and contents thereof shall be prescribed by the department.

(4)  Any duly qualified entertainment industry employer may employ any minor. However, if any entertainment industry employer employing a minor causes, permits, or suffers such minor to be placed under conditions which are dangerous to the life or limb or injurious or detrimental to the health or morals or education of the minor, the right of that entertainment industry employer and its representatives and agents to employ minors as provided herein shall stand revoked, unless otherwise ordered by the department, and the person responsible for such unlawful employment is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083

(5)  Any entertainment industry employer and its agents employing minors hereunder are required to notify the department, showing the date of the commencement of work, the number of days worked, the location of the work, and the date of termination.

(6)  The time spent by minors in rehearsals and in learning or practicing any of the arts, such as singing and dancing, for or under the direction of an entertainment industry employer, shall be counted as work time when such learning or practicing is connected with or is in contemplation of particular pictures or shows.

History.--s. 1, ch. 65-486; ss. 17, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 379, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 73-283; s. 1, ch. 77-174; ss. 38, 39, ch. 83-174; s. 14, ch. 91-147; s. 28, ch. 95-345; s. 140, ch. 2000-165.