Minimum wage; increases to $10.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, etc. (SB251)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


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 $10.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $13 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2020, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 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 »


01/15/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102078D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB251)
01/15/2018Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB58-Edwards) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)