Minimum wage; increases from its current federally mandated level to $8.00 per hour. (SB706)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2015, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The measure also provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage, and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to be paid to a tipped employee and the minimum wage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101238D
12/02/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2015Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)