- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would allow 15-year-olds to work as lifeguards, a move sought by the state’s tourism industry.

The measure’s supporters say the change will increase the number of potential lifeguards for pools and waterparks, particularly at tourist destinations in Wisconsin Dells.

Current state law prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from working as lifeguards. The bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday requires the state Department of Workforce Development to allow 15-year-olds to become lifeguards.

The American Red Cross as well as the Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions and the Wisconsin Alliances of YMCAs all have registered in support.

The Assembly passed the bill in November. The Senate passed it on a xx-xx vote.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide