Minimum wage; increases to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2019, etc. (HB715)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


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 $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2019, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective January 1, 2021, the minimum wage shall be adjusted biennially to reflect annual increases in the consumer price index over the two most recent calendar years. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA and to persons employed by the Commonwealth, its agencies or political subdivisions, or a public body. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102325D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB715)
02/06/2018Referred from Rules
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor