Minimum wage; establishes a procedure by which a local alternative wage may be imposed. (HB995)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local alternative minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which a local alternative minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. If imposed by ordinance of the local governing body, the alternative minimum wage requirement shall become effective on the July 1 that follows delivery of a certified copy of the ordinance to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry. A local alternative minimum wage requires every employer to pay to each of his employees, for work performed by them within the locality, wages at a rate to be determined by local ordinance up to and including $10 per hour beginning July 1, 2016; thereafter, the maximum local alternative minimum wage shall be adjusted based on the CPI. If the federal minimum wage exceeds the levels specified in an alternative local minimum wage requirement, the federal minimum wage will prevail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103902D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB995)
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/16/2016Left in Commerce and Labor