Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hearing on September 23

Both sides agree that the state's Child Labor Law, under which the department issues the permits, needs to be revamped. In June, Murt introduced a bill to do just that, following a two-year, high-profile investigation by the department into a complaint about the children's welfare on the set of the show, which is shot in Wernersville, Berks County.

The Labor Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the bill Sept. 23, when amendments are expected to be introduced as well. Former child actors are expected to attend the hearing in support of the bill.