House Bill #5130 (2021)

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

Gradually increases 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.

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  • 2021 – H 5130
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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. 2021
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Williams, Solomon, and Ranglin-Vassell
  • Introduced By: Representatives Bennett, Williams, Solomon, and Ranglin-Vassell and
  • Ranglin-Vassell
  • Date Introduced: January 25, 2021
  • 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)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,theminimumwageisthirteendollars($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) CommencingJanuary1, 2023,the minimumwage is thirteendollars($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
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  • 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. ======== LC000625 ========
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