Bullock Statement on Labor Department Withdrawing its Child Farm Labor Age Limit Proposal
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock issued the following statement today in response to the Obama administration’s decision to withdraw proposed rules that would have prevented children from working in agricultural vocations. The proposed rules would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven equipment and would have prevented those younger than 18 from working in feed lots, grain bins and stockyards.
“I applaud the U.S. Department of Labor for re-evaluating a regulatory measure that would have harmed hard-working Montana farmers and their families. I understand the importance of maintaining our state’s rural identity and I have fought hard to protect it as attorney general.”