Bill Signed That Helps Lake County Pear growers and Packers

Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to to support Lake County pear growers and packers has been signed by the Governor. The bill allows pear packing plants in rural Lake County to employ 16- and 17-year-olds for up to 10 hours per day during the short peak harvest season. The bill extends the exemption for Lake County until January 2022, and maintains all the existing requirements for employers to receive the exemption.