Bipartisan bill allowing more teen labor on construction sites nears finish line

The bill cleared the Florida Senate on Friday with unanimous support.

By McKenna Schueler

A bill that would ease restrictions on the kind of work 16- and 17-year-olds can do on construction sites is nearly on its way to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis, after picking up bipartisan, bicameral support in the Republican-dominated Legislature. The controversial legislation, written by lobbyists for home builders and construction contractors, passed the Florida Senate unanimously on Friday, and passed the House earlier this week in a 84-30 vote with some bipartisan support...

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