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Pennsylvania Bill Would Change Child Labor Law

June 04, 2010

There may soon be a new reality for film crews working in Pennsylvania.

And while one show with a Berks County backdrop wasn't mentioned specifically, relatives of Jon and Kate Gosselin were front row when the proposed legislation was unveiled.

Whether children are signing autographs or appearing at a mall or a car dealership opening, that's work time, said Pa. Rep. Tom Murt, (R) Montgomery/Philadelphia. Those children are working.  Under Murt's bill, even in a reality show showing time at home, if cameras are rolling on kids, it would be considered work.

The bill amends the Commonwealth's current child labor law to include limits on work hours for any child involved in the entertainment industry, and that includes reality TV.  Read More