House Subcommittee #1 on Commerce and Labor to consider
Employment of children on tobacco farms
Bill Numbers
HB947
Title
Child labor; employment of children on tobacco farms.
Find your Legislators
Action
Please call the members of this Commerce and Labor subcommittee, and tell them that you support this bill and request that they report this bill (that means get it out of subcommittee to a full committee hearing).
Comments
This bill prohibits minors under the age of 18 from working on tobacco farms (except for family farms), where they are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, extreme heat, and other dangers.

Human Rights Watch found that most children working in tobacco fields experienced symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, including nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Many children also reported either working in or near fields that were being sprayed with pesticides, or re-entering fields that had been sprayed very recently. A number of children reported immediate illness after coming into contact with pesticides. We must stop allowing children to work in our tobacco fields.
Patrons
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D49)
If your Senator is on the list below, call and say why you support these resolutions! Or email: districtXX@house.virginia.gov (fill in your district)
House Subcommittee #1 on Commerce and Labor
Member (Party/District)
Kathy Byron (R22)
Lee Ware (R65)
Benjamin Cline (R24)
Margaret Ransone (R99)
Michael Webert (R18)
Eileen Filler-Corn (D41)
Lamont Bagby (D74)
Michael Mullin (D93)
Capitol phone
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(804) 698-1065
(804) 698-1024
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(804) 698-1018
(804) 698-1041
(804) 698-1074
(804) 698-1093
District phone
(434) 582-1592
(804) 598-6696
(434) 946-9908
(804) 472-4181
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(571) 249-3453
(804) 698-1074
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