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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  • LC000816
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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 ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

June 18, 2019 at 5:48pm
Yeas: 9 / Nays: 29 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell N
Sen. Cano N
Sen. Ciccone N
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne N
Sen. Crowley N
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma N
Sen. Euer N
Sen. Felag N
Sen. Gallo N
Sen. Goldin N
Sen. Goodwin N
Sen. Lawson N
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo N
Sen. Lynch Prata N
Sen. McCaffrey N
Sen. McKenney N
Sen. Metts N
Sen. Miller N
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray N
Sen. Nesselbush N
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson N
Sen. Picard N
Sen. Quezada N
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio N
Sen. Satchell N
Sen. Seveney N
Sen. Sheehan N
Sen. Sosnowski N
Sen. Valverde N

Floor vote for Passage

June 18, 2019 at 5:49pm
Yeas: 32 / Nays: 6 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere N
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz N
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino N
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis N
Sen. Rogers N
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y