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Measure Details

Constitutional Amendment to Set a State Minimum Wage with Annual Cost of Living Increases

New Jersey Ballot Measure - Public Question 2

Election: Nov. 5, 2013 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Employment and Affirmative Action

Yes
1,052,287
(61.26%)

Argument For

No
665,380
(38.74%)

Summary

Amends Constitution to set minimum wage at $8.25 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation.

Measure Text

Do you approve amending the State Constitution to set a State minimum wage rate of at least $8.25 per hour? The amendment also requires annual increases in that rate if there are annual increases in the cost of living.

YES
NO

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT
This amendment to the State Constitution sets the State minimum wage at the level in effect under current law, or $8.25 per hour, whichever is more. Cost of living increases would be added each year. Also, if the federal minimum wage rate is raised above the State rate, the State rate would be raised to match the federal rate. Future cost of living increases then would be added to that raised rate.

MODIFICACIÓN CONSTITUCIONAL PARA ESTABLECER UN SALARIO MÍNIMO ESTATAL CON AUMENTOS ANUALES POR EL COSTO DE LA VIDA
¿Aprueba usted modificar la Constitución Estatal para establecer un salario mínimo de al menos $8.25 por hora? La modificación también exige aumentos anuales de este salario si hay aumentos anuales en el costo de la vida.


NO

DECLARACIÓN INTERPRETATIVA
Esta modificación a la Constitución Estatal establece el salario mínimo estatal en el nivel vigente conforme a la ley actual, o $8.25 por hora, lo que sea mayor. Los aumentos del costo de la vida se sumarían cada año. Asimismo, si aumenta el salario mínimo federal sobre el nivel estatal, se aumentaría el salario estatal para igualar el federal. Los aumentos futuros del costo de la vida se

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