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 ========

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