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HB 295 - Increases the Minimum Wage - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (87-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that increases the minimum wage.

Highlights:
  • Increases the state hourly minimum wage of $7.25 to the following amounts (Sec. 1):
    • $8.00 beginning January 1, 2015;
    • $8.25 beginning July 1, 2015;
    • $8.75 beginning July 1, 2016; 
    • $9.25 beginning July 1, 2017; and
    • $10.10 beginning July 1, 2018.
  • Authorizes an employer to pay an employee 85 percent of the state minimum wage for the first 6 months of employment, provided the employee is under 20 years of age (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an amusement park or recreational establishment to pay an employee the greater of 85 percent of the state minimum wage or $7.25 under the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The park or establishment operates no more than 7 months in a calendar year; or
    • The average receipts of the park or establishment for the any 6 months of the preceding calendar year do not exceed one-third of the average receipts for the other 6 months.
  • Specifies that the minimum wage for an employee who regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips may not exceed 50 percent of the minimum wage under this bill minus $3.63 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (34-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the minimum wage.

Highlights:
  • Increases the state hourly minimum wage of $7.25 to the following amounts (Sec. 1):
    • $8.00 beginning January 1, 2015;
    • $8.25 beginning July 1, 2015;
    • $8.75 beginning July 1, 2016; 
    • $9.25 beginning July 1, 2017; and
    • $10.10 beginning July 1, 2018.
  • Authorizes an employer to pay an employee 85 percent of the state minimum wage for the first 6 months of employment, provided the employee is under 20 years of age (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an amusement park or recreational establishment to pay an employee the greater of 85 percent of the state minimum wage or $7.25 under the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The park or establishment operates no more than 7 months in a calendar year; or
    • The average receipts of the park or establishment for the any 6 months of the preceding calendar year do not exceed one-third of the average receipts for the other 6 months.
  • Specifies that the minimum wage for an employee who regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips may not exceed 50 percent of the minimum wage under this bill minus $3.63 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the minimum wage, effective January 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Increases the state minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.20 per hour, effective January 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the state minimum wage from $8.20 per hour to $9.15 per hour, effective January 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the state minimum wage from $9.15 per hour to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2017 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that an amusement or recreational establishment, including a swimming pool, is subject to the provisions of this bill only if the following criteria is met (Sec. 1):
    • The employer operates for no more than 7 months in a calendar year; 
    • The employer has average receipts for any 6 months during the preceding calendar year that do not exceed one-third of the average receipts for the other 6 months;
    • The employee is not subject to federal minimum wage requirements.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases the Minimum Wage

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A BILL PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR AND/OR AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND THEREFORE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, MINORITY LEADER, OR COMMITTEE CHAIR ARE LISTED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR, BUT IT IS NOT A PROPOSAL OFFERED BY THOSE OFFICIALS.

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