Persons permitted to work in mines; age requirements. (SB258)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Persons permitted to work in mines; age requirements. Removes the provision prohibiting persons under 18 years of age from working around any mine and requires the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conform its regulations to federal law with respect to such age requirements. The bill does not affect the existing provision prohibiting persons under 18 years of age from working in any mine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103072D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB258)
01/14/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/25/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Amendments by Delegate Levine agreed to
03/02/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2020Passed House with amendments (98-Y 2-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB258ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB258ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/07/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 804 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)