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Albany Pushes Labor Department on Child Performer Rules

February 10, 2011

Albany is beginning to take aim at the New York State Department of Labor's controversial proposal for new regulations governing child performers. In a letter sent yesterday to the Labor Department, freshman state Sen. David Carlucci expressed concern that the new rules would place child performers in danger and stifle New York's film and TV production industries.

"The film, production, and theater businesses are responsible for thousands of jobs in New York state," Carlucci wrote. "If we were to impede these businesses with undue or burdensome regulations, they may seek to do business in another state or country. This would cause serious economic consequences for New York and damage its reputation for being a premier film and television mecca." Read More