Minimum wage; increase from its current federally mandated level. (HB1654)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


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 $6.25 per hour effective July 1, 2007, and to $7.00 per hour effective July 1, 2008, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/01/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070142525
12/01/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1654)
02/06/2007Left in Commerce and Labor


Tim Hulsey writes:

Alas, just what I'd expect from my delegate: a pro-unemployment bill.

David Wright writes:

Yup. It's a bad bill that would give a bump to a few school kids in the first six months of their part-time job at the expense of the people who badly need the labor hours. Unfortunately its about to be made a moot point by an equally terrible federal bill that would extend the wage hike to everywhere in America...everywhere except American Samoa that is, where for some reason its been decided people aren't entitled to this government decreed "fair wage."