Minimum wage; increases wage from its current federally mandated level. (SB590)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.25 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and to $9.25 per hour effective July 1, 2015, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103748D
01/13/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB590)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB590)
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB590)
02/10/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (10-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/11/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Read first time
02/11/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB590E
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014Pending question ordered (30-Y 10-N)
02/11/2014Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N)
02/11/2014Chair votes yes
02/11/2014Printed as engrossed 14103748D-E
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB590E)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/13/2014Read first time
02/13/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2014Tabled in Commerce and Labor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 57 minutes.


Bill writes:

The least business friendly states have the highest min wages.This scares job creators way. RI,IL,CA are all employment disaster zones.

Laura Dely writes:

Today Feb 11 is crossover, so all bills yet to be voted on (and that means voted first out of committee to the floor), die. SB 590 is trapped in the Sen. Finance committee with no action planned for today, I think.
We have reward those who go to work and try to earn a decent living with a decent wage. Decent is above the poverty line, decent is with a few paid sick days, and decent has health insurance. Owners have to take a bit from their riches and give it back to those that made them rich. Stop subsidizing businesses with food stamps, housing grants, and Medicaid. Make business share it's profits with its employees and stop expecting taxpayers to help their employees survive. Fair pay for fair work - that's all raising the minimum wage is about.