Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 120

S.P. 260 - L.D. 685

An Act To Clarify the Minimum Wage Exemption for Summer Camp Counselors Working at Day Camps

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, it is necessary that this legislation be enacted for the upcoming summer camp season in order to avoid undue financial and administrative hardships for seasonal camps and nonprofit recreation programs; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 663, sub-3, F, as repealed and replaced by PL 1975, c. 92, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

F. Those employees who are counselors or junior counselors or counselors-in-training at organized camps licensed under Title 22, section 2495 and those employees of organized camps and similar seasonal recreation programs not requiring such licensure that are operated as or by nonprofit organizations who are under 18 years of age;

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

Effective May 11, 2009.

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