The House has passed a bill by State Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) to reform the state’s laws regulating children in entertainment.
“This is a major victory for the state’s children,” Murt said. “The House has stated emphatically that those employed in film and television are indeed working and must have rights and protections.”
The bill was modeled after California chld labor laws and was passed unanymously. It will now move to the Senate for consideration and if passed could be effective as early as October 2011. Read more about it here.