Senate Bill #1 (2021)

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

Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.

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  • 2021 – S 0001
  • 2021 – S 0001 AS AMENDED
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • 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. 2021
  • ____________
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Senators Quezada, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Miller, Gallo,
  • Goldin, Valverde, and Seveney
  • Date Introduced: January 11, 2021
  • 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)CommencingJanuary1,2016,theminimumwageisninedollarsandsixtycents($9.60) per hour.
  • (i) Commencing January 1, 2018, the minimum wage is ten dollars and ten cents ($10.10) per hour.
  • 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)CommencingJanuary1,2016,theminimumwageisninedollarsandsixtycents($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 October 1, 2020, the minimum wage is eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.
  • (l) Commencing October 1, 2021, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per hour.
  • (m)CommencingOctober1,2022,theminimumwageisthirteen dollars($13.00)per hour.
  • (n)CommencingOctober1,2023,theminimumwageisfourteendollars($14.00)per hour.
  • (o) Commencing October 1, 2024, the minimum wage is fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
  • (l) Commencing January 1, 2022, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per hour.
  • (m) Commencing January1, 2023,the minimumwage is thirteen dollars($13.00) per hour.
  • (n) CommencingJanuary1,2024,the minimumwage is fourteendollars($14.00) per hour.
  • (o) Commencing January 1, 2025, the minimum wage is fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES
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  • This act would gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over a four (4) year period.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000548 ========

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

February 10, 2021 at 6:52pm
Yeas: 22 / Nays: 12 / Not voting: 4 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta NV
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Anderson N
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell N
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin N
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiMario N
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin N
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman N
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi N
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack N
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes N
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Murray N
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde N

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

February 10, 2021 at 6:55pm
Yeas: 27 / Nays: 7 / Not voting: 4 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta NV
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Anderson N
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell N
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin N
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiMario Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin N
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack N
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes N
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde N

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

February 10, 2021 at 6:58pm
Yeas: 28 / Nays: 7 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta N
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Anderson N
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell N
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin N
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiMario Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin N
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack N
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes N
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

February 10, 2021 at 7:17pm
Yeas: 30 / Nays: 6 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta Y
Sen. Algiere N
Sen. Anderson Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz N
Sen. DiMario Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi N
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Paolino N
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Rogers N
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y