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New York State Department of Labor

Notice of Third Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Child Performer Regulations

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Albany, NY (January 04, 2011) -

Due to the blizzard that struck New York City on December 26 and 27, 2010, the New York State Department of Labor hereby gives public notice that on Monday, January 31, 2011, it will hold an additional public hearing to receive testimony regarding a proposed amendment to 12 NYCRR adding Part 186, Child Performers. This Part will establish regulations regarding the employment of Child Performers.

The January 31 hearing is in addition to a hearing scheduled for January 10, 2011. Both the January 10 and January 31 hearings will be held in 75 Varick Street, Conference Room G, New York, New York, 10013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Individuals attending either hearing may enter written comments into the record and will also have an opportunity to present brief verbal comments on the proposed rule, if they wish. Oral presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each. To accommodate everyone wishing to give verbal comment, persons/groups who already gave verbal comments at a prior hearing may not also testify at a subsequent hearing.

It is not necessary to attend either of these public hearings to submit comments on the proposed rule. Written comments may be submitted through February 7, 2011 by mailing such comments to Jeffrey Shapiro, Esq., New York State Department of Labor, State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 509, Albany, New York 12240, Phone, (518) 457-4380; e-mail, jeffrey.shapiro@labor.ny.gov.

The hearing facilities meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. Persons planning to attend the hearing who are in need of reasonable accommodations such as interpreters, assistive listening devices, large-print or Braille materials, should so inform the Department at least one week prior to the hearing date.


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