House Bill #7157 (2020)

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES

Raises the minimum wage to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) as of October 1, 2020.

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  • 2020 – H 7157
  • 2020 – H 7157 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC003138
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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. 2020
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Lima, Canario, Jackson, and Blazejewski
  • Date Introduced: January 16, 2020
  • Referred To: House 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 on July 1, 2020, the minimum wage is increased to eleven dollars and twenty-five cents ($11.25) per hour.
  • (l) Commencing on July 1, 2021, the minimum wage is increased to twelve dollars ($12.00) per hour.
  • (m) Commencing on July 1, 2022, the minimum wage is increased to thirteen dollars ($13.00) per hour.
  • (n) Commencing on July 1, 2023, the minimum wage is increased to fourteen dollars ($14.00) per hour.
  • (o) Commencing on July 1, 2024, the minimum wage is increased to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • (k) Commencing on October 1, 2020, the minimum wage is increased to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC003138/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES
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  • This act would increase the minimum wage starting on July 1, 2020, from the present amount of ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) each year until July 1, 2024, when it will reach fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003138 ========
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  • This act would increase the minimum wage starting on October 1, 2020, to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003138/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 Passage In Concurrence

March 04, 2020 at 5:03pm
Yeas: 30 / Nays: 6 / Not voting: 2 / 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 NV
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 NV
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