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Section 144. The manufacture of or work upon any of the following by industrial homework shall be unlawful, and no permit issued under section one hundred and forty-seven or certificate issued under section one hundred and forty-seven A shall be deemed to authorize such manufacture or work upon or the delivery of materials for such manufacture: tobacco; drugs and poisons; bandages and other sanitary goods; explosives, fireworks and articles of like character; outergarments and undergarments of men, women, boys, girls, children and infants, except hosiery and women’s millinery; articles, the manufacture of or work upon which by industrial homework is determined by the commissioner, after investigation and hearing in the manner provided by sections one hundred and forty-five and one hundred and forty-six to be injurious to the health or welfare of the industrial homeworkers within the industry or to render unduly difficult the maintenance of existing labor standards or the enforcement of labor standards established by law or regulation for workers in the industry.

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