Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lawmakers Seek to Allow Kids to Perform in Bars

Republican Lawmakers Dan Knodl, Scott Gunderson, Neal Kedzie, and Dale Schultz have joined forces with Democratic Senator Lena Taylor to propose legislation (SB- 295) that would permit minor children to present musical entertainment or perform in a theatrical performance in a roadhouse, night club, tavern or other venues up to 9pm on school nights and 10pm when there is no school the next day.  Present law generally prohibits “the employment or appearance of any minor in a roadhouse, cabaret, dance hall, night club, tavern, or other similar place.”  This legislation would change that and allow kids to perform in bars.
You can read SB-295 using the following link:

A public hearing on SB-295 is being held Wednesday, March 31st at 10:10am in Room 411 South in the State Capitol.  This Bill is in the Committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development.  This Committee will vote on SB-295 following the Public Hearing.  You may have your voice heard by contacting the following Committee Members:

Sen. Robert Jauch, Chair – 1-800-469-6562
Sen. Julie Lassa – 1-800-925-7491
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout – 1-877-763-6636
Sen. Neal Kedzie – 1-800-578-1457
Sen. Randy Hopper – 1-888-736-8720

You may also contact your own Legislators using the Legislative Hotline at 1-800- 362-9472.