Title: EACH CHILD MUST HAVE A PERMIT
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Parents

Here is the information from Steven Dalton at the VA Labor .

YOU MUST HAVE THE FORM NOTARIZED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GET THIS DONE BEFORE I CAN SEND IT TO STEVE

I can help you fill in production company names etc

EACH JOB MUST HAVE A NEW APPLICATION,

I would advise even if it is an auditon, go ahead fill out the form, and fax it into them as a just in case IT IS FREE

I also downloaded one to my harddrive if you need a copy of one

 

I am contacting you regarding the recent information you sent regarding Virginia's child labor laws and the requirement for a "Theatrical Permit."  We appreciate your attempt to educate the public about Virginia's child labor laws.

Please advise individuals of the following:

Virginia law requires all theaters and production companies to obtain a Theatrical Permit; it does not require a child to obtain a "work permit" if they are performing or acting.  The Code of Virginia §§40.1-101 and 102 requires all theaters and production companies to obtain a Theatrical Permit for every minor under the age of 16-years old that will be performing or appearing in the production of any "drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment" in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Application forms may be obtained from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry at www.doli.virginia.gov.  Theatrical Permit Applications are specific to each minor and each production and must be submitted five days prior to the start of the production.  If a production will begin in less than five days, the production company should contact the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry immediately to discuss the Theatrical Permit requirements.  Any person with questions or concerns about the Theatrical Permit requirements is encouraged to contact the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry at (804) 786-2386.

For your convenience, I am supplying you with additional information about Code of Virginia §§40.1-101 and 102.

When a theater or production company is conducting a production in the Commonwealth of Virginia, they must obtain a Theatrical Permit for each minor under the age of 16-years old that will be performing or appearing in the production.  This requirement is set forth in Code of Virginia §40.1-101:

§ 40.1-101. Qualifications as to theaters.

Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 40.1-100 and 40.1-100.1, a child under sixteen years of age, whether a resident or nonresident of the Commonwealth, may be employed, permitted or suffered to participate in the presentation of a drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment, provided the management of the theater or other public place where such performance is to be held in the Commonwealth shall secure a permit from the Commissioner; provided, that no such permit shall be required for any nonprofit dance or music recital, nor for any television or radio broadcast in which the children participating are selected by the television or radio broadcasting station for sustaining noncommercial programs.

(Code 1950, § 40-110; 1960, c. 434; 1970, c. 321; 1973, c. 13; 1979, c. 348; 1991, c. 511.)

The required Theatrical Permits are minor and production specific , meaning "blanket" permits cannot be issued that would permit a minor to be involved in various unknown productions.  Code of Virginia §40.1-102 states that, "Applications for permits and every permit granted shall specify the name, age and sex of each child, together with such other facts as may be necessary for the proper identification of each child and the dates when, and the theaters or other places of amusement in which such drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment is to be produced and shall specify the name of the drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment in which each child is permitted to participate." (Bold added for emphasis).  Below is the entire language for Code of Virginia §40.1-102:

§ 40.1-102. Issuance of theatrical permit.

No permit shall be issued unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the environment in which the drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment is to be produced is a proper environment for the child and that the conditions of such employment are not detrimental to the health or morals of such child and that the child's education will not be neglected or hampered by its participation in such drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment. Applications for permits and every permit granted shall specify the name, age and sex of each child, together with such other facts as may be necessary for the proper identification of each child and the dates when, and the theaters or other places of amusement in which such drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment is to be produced and shall specify the name of the drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment in which each child is permitted to participate. Such application shall be filed with the Commissioner not less than five days before the date of such drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment. A permit shall be revocable by the Commissioner should it be found that the environment in which the drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment is being produced is not a proper environment for the child and that the conditions of such employment are detrimental to the health or morals of such child. The Commissioner shall prescribe and supply the forms required for carrying out the provisions of this section.

(Code 1950, § 40-111; 1960, c. 434; 1970, c. 321.)

Please update the information on your website to display the accurate information regarding Virginia's child labor laws.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me immediately.

 

Website: www.doli.virginia.gov

SAMPLE OF FORM ON DOLI WEBSITE THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD

Theatrical Permit Application

In accordance with Code of Virginia § 40.1-102

 

This application must be filed at least five days before the date of any performance to which it pertains.  Please plan accordingly.

 

Name of Minor:

Date of Birth:

MM/DD/YYYY

Street                                                                     City                                                          State             Zip

Age: years old

Name of School Attending:

Sex: Male     Female

Parent/

Guardian:

Mother

Street                                City                          State       Zip

Phone

Father

Street                                City                          State       Zip

Phone

Name of Performance:

Dates of Program: to 

MM/DD/YYYY                            MM/DD/YYYY

Production Time: AM/PM

to  AM/PM

Specific Location of Production:

Location Name                       Street Address                                  City                                     State       Zip

*If production is to occur at multiple locations, please include an attachment listing the physical address of each location.

Please provide a brief description of (1) the production, (2) the Minor's involvement, and (3) how the Minor's educational requirements will be fulfilled.  If additional space is needed, please note so in this section and attach a separate sheet detailing the above information.

Note: Section 40.1-102 of the Code of Virginia requires that the production not be detrimental to the health or morals of the child and that the child's education not be neglected or hampered by his or her participation in such drama, play, performance, concert or entertainment.

Name of Production Company:

Production Company Address:

Street Address                                                  City                                                           State                Zip

Name of Production Manager:

Phone                                         Fax                                                 Email

Production Manager's Signature: (Seal) Date:

Person Responsible for Minor During Production:

Phone                                                    Email

Person Responsible's Signature: (Seal) Date:

Name of Broadcaster:

Broadcast Dates: to 

Potential for Syndication: Yes     No

Projected Lifespan of Production: years

For Use by Notary Public

 

City/County of in the Commonwealth of Virginia

On , appeared before me and signed this

(Date)                                             (Name of Parent)

Theatrical Permit Application granting the named minor permission to participate in the named production.

 

Notary: Commission Expires:

 

Parent's Signature:

For Office Use Only:

Granted     Denied

Signature:

Date:

Mail Form to:

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

13 South Thirteenth Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Fax Form to: (804) 371-2324

Questions: (804) 786-2386

 

Rev. 08/2010

 


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