Minimum wage; increases wage from federally mandated level to $8.50 per hour. (HB1258)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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 $8.50 per hour effective July 1, 2016, to $10.00 per hour effective July 1, 2017, and to $11.84 per hour effective July 1, 2018, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective July 1, 2019, and for years thereafter, the $11.84 rate shall be adjusted to reflect annual increases in the consumer price index. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104222D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1258)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Commerce and Labor