Minimum wage; increase per hour. (SB480)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $5.15 per hour to $6.15 per hour effective July 1, 2006; to $7.15 per hour effective July 1, 2007; and to $8.15 per hour effective July 1, 2008. For subsequent years, the minimum wage will be adjusted annually on July 1 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for the preceding calendar year, as determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067011716
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2006Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 10-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB539.