Minimum wage, local alternative; establishes procedure by which wage may be imposed in any locality. (HB39)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


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 beginning July 1, 2019. In subsequent fiscal years, the maximum local alternative minimum wage shall be adjusted based on changes in the consumer price index. 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


11/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101018D
11/29/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB39)
02/06/2018Referred from Rules
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor


Taxpayers writes:

Maybe the Dillon rule is obsolete