Indiana Senator Is Backing Off Support For Change In Child Labor Laws

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — An Indiana legislator who wants to change some of the state’s child labor laws is backing off.

Republican Sen. Chip Perfect’s bill would have eliminated work permit requirements for minors and remove restrictions on hours that 16- and 17-year-olds can work.

The main reason for the change of heart is conflict of interest concerns that have been raised because hundreds of minors work at his family’s ski resort.

The Senate labor committee approved his request Wednesday to strip those provisions from the bill.