CHAPTER NO. 781

HOUSE BILL NO. 2482

By Representative Stulce

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2521

By Senator Fowler

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 50, Chapter 5, Part 1, relative to the Child Labor Act of 1976.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-5-105, is amended by adding the following language as a new subsection (c), redesignating the present subsection (c) as subsection (d):

(c) With respect to a student enrolled with a church-related school as defined in 49-50-801 or who is homeschooled in accordance with the provisions of 49-6-3050 and has the consent of the parent conducting the homeschool, the provisions of subsection (b)(1) shall not apply. However, to work during the hours identified in subsection (b)(1), such student shall also present to his employer a letter signed by the superintendent, as defined in 50-5-102(12), confirming the student's enrollment and his authorization to work. The superintendent of the church related school shall send a copy of such letter to the superintendent of the Local Education Agency of the school district in which the child resides.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-5-102(12), is amended by adding the following language at the end of the subdivision:

Provided, however, with respect to a home school as defined in 49-6-3050, the superintendent of schools means the superintendent of the LEA where the child who has been registered as a home schooled child would otherwise attend; and with respect to a home school which teaches kindergarten (K) through grade twelve (12) where the parents are associated with an organization that conducts church related schools as defined in 49-50-801, the superintendent of schools means the superintendent of such church related school.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare

requiring it.

PASSED:

April 9, 1998

APPROVED this 22nd day of April 1998