Minimum wage; increases to $15.15 per hour. (HB1512)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $15.15 per hour effective July 1, 2015, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The $15.15 rate shall be adjusted annually thereafter to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measure also eliminates provisions that address determinations of the wages of tipped employees. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2015Committee
01/05/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100430D
01/05/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1512)
01/27/2015Tabled in Commerce and Labor

Comments

Bill writes:

let market wages prevail

Laura Dely writes:

Minimum wage workers never work "full-time" anymore - the most hours they can get is 30 hours, usually. Even at $10.10 an hour, the rate the President and many others support because it equals the 1968 minimum wage adjusted for inflation.

But now that workers don't work full-time, we need to pay them more to keep them on par with what we have agreed as part of our social contract, which is that if you work, you shouldn't have to live in poverty or on the taxpayers dime, via food stamps, or housing support.

So I support this bill. Also you know that this extra money will be spent in the community, supporting local businesses, and the overall economy. It just amkes sense.

With the decline of unions, workers are left to fend for themselves. Individuals are no match for market forces so we need to raise the floor together as a society, starting as a commonwealth.