Minimum wage; increases wage from its current federally mandated level. (SB58)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (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 $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $10.10 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. Amends § 40.1-2.1, § 40.1-28.10, § 40.1-28.9, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 11/29/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101590D
  • 11/29/2017 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/15/2018 Impact statement from DPB (SB58)
  • 01/15/2018 Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105242D-S1
  • 01/15/2018 Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N)
  • 01/15/2018 Incorporates SB240 (Marsden)
  • 01/15/2018 Incorporates SB251 (Dance)
  • 01/18/2018 Impact statement from DPB (SB58S1)


Rosemary Lawler writes:

It is very important that Virginia set a minimum wage that begins to meet the cost of living demands in the state. In many counties and areas Walmart is the top private sector employer. Although their recent decision to pay bonuses is nice, what their employees and employees in any other industry really need and deserve is a living wage.

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