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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:46 PM

A GOP lawmaker wants to repeal child labor laws in his state. He employs hundreds of minors.


Indiana Sen. Chip Perfect is the author of a bill that would roll back child labor laws in his state.

Under Indiana’s child labor laws, minors can work for a limited number of hours: 18 hours a week for those ages 14 and 15 and 30 hours a week for 16- and 17-year-olds. Working more than that and into late-night hours requires parental consent. A six-hour work day must include 30-minute breaks.

A new bill would scrap these rules, a move that opponents fear would enable bad actors who expose minors to excessively long working hours. But there’s another factor that has raised concerns: The bill’s author, Republican state Sen. Chip Perfect, owns a ski resort — and he employs hundreds of minors — which has led to questions about his motivations.

“My concern is: Does their business interest undermine their ability to fulfill their responsibility to their constituents?” said Abe Schwab, an ethics expert and philosophy professor at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Ind. “Their judgment isn’t supposed to be one that represents themselves. . . . If they sponsor legislation that clearly favors themselves, then there’s reason to worry that their judgment has been compromised.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-gop-lawmaker-wants-to-repeal-child-labor-laws-in-his-state-he-employs-hundreds-of-minors/ar-BBSWPtC?ocid=spartandhp

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Reply A GOP lawmaker wants to repeal child labor laws in his state. He employs hundreds of minors. (Original post)
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. The guy should crawl back under his rock

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. Ha ha haaa haahahaaaa hahahaaa

The state’s ethics rules don’t prohibit legislators from sponsoring or voting on bills that would personally or financially benefit them. Instead, they give legislators discretion in deciding whether their stake in a bill amounts to a conflict of interest.

It’s really just a system of self-policing”


A GOPer “self-policing”??!?!??

Hahahaaahahahahahaaa yeah sure

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:37 PM

3. Can work houses be left behind?

Go to Indiana and set your watch back 150 years.

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