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SJR 13 - Increases the Minimum Wage - Key Vote

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Failed (House) (33-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that increases the minimum wage.

Highlights:
  • Increases the minimum wage annually to the nearest multiple of $0.05 to account for increases in the cost of living, but not to exceed 4 percent in 1 year, beginning July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the cost of living increase is measured by the annual percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers based on the United States city average for all items as published by the United States Department of Labor (Sec. 1)
  • Prohibits the minimum wage from being lowered to adjust for decreases in cost of living (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an employer to pay an employee at least 30 percent of the minimum wage if the employee’s combined tips and wages is equal to or greater than the minimum wage (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a local government to set a minimum wage rate higher than the state minimum wage rate (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES MAJORITY APPROVAL BY ALL ELECTED MEMBERS VOTING SEPARATELY IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. PRESENTLY A MAJORITY OF ALL ELECTED MEMBERS IS 36 IN THE HOUSE AND 22 IN THE SENATE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (24-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that increases the minimum wage.

Highlights:
  • Increases the minimum wage annually to the nearest multiple of $0.05 to account for increases in the cost of living, but not to exceed 4 percent in 1 year, beginning July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the cost of living increase is measured by the annual percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers based on the United States city average for all items as published by the United States Department of Labor (Sec. 1)
  • Prohibits the minimum wage from being lowered to adjust for decreases in cost of living (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an employer to pay an employee at least 30 percent of the minimum wage if the employee’s combined tips and wages is equal to or greater than the minimum wage (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a local government to set a minimum wage rate higher than the state minimum wage rate (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES MAJORITY APPROVAL BY ALL ELECTED MEMBERS VOTING SEPARATELY IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. PRESENTLY A MAJORITY OF ALL ELECTED MEMBERS IS 36 IN THE HOUSE AND 22 IN THE SENATE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

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