Senate Bill #174 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES

Increases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.

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  • 2019 – S 0174
  • 2019 – S 0174 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Senators Lynch Prata, Goodwin, Metts, McKenney, and Conley
  • Date Introduced: January 24, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Labor
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 28-12-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-12 entitled "Minimum Wages" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 28-12-3. Minimum wages.
  • (a) Every employer shall pay to each of his or her employees: commencing July 1, 1999, at least the minimum wage of five dollars and sixty-five cents ($5.65) per hour. Commencing September 1, 2000, the minimum wage is six dollars and fifteen cents ($6.15) per hour.
  • (b) Commencing January 1, 2004, the minimum wage is six dollars and seventy-five cents ($6.75) per hour.
  • (c) Commencing March 1, 2006, the minimum wage is seven dollars and ten cents ($7.10) per hour.
  • (d) Commencing January 1, 2007, the minimum wage is seven dollars and forty cents ($7.40) per hour.
  • (e) Commencing January 1, 2013, the minimum wage is seven dollars and seventy-five cents ($7.75) per hour.
  • (f) Commencing January 1, 2014, the minimum wage is eight dollars ($8.00) per hour.
  • (g) Commencing January 1, 2015, the minimum wage is nine dollars ($9.00) per hour.
  • (h) Commencing January 1, 2016, the minimum wage is nine dollars and sixty cents ($9.60) per hour.
  • (i) Commencing January 1, 2018, the minimum wage is ten dollars and ten cents ($10.10) per hour.
  • (j) Commencing January 1, 2019, the minimum wage is ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) per hour.
  • (k) Commencing January 1, 2020, the minimum wage is eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.
  • (l) Commencing January 1, 2021, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000816 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000816/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
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  • This act would increase the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000816 ========
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  • This act would increase the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000816/SUB A ========

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