Minimum wage; increases to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019. (HB1850)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (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 $9 per hour effective July 1, 2019, to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2020, to $11 per hour effective January 1, 2021, to $13 per hour effective January 1, 2022, and to $15 per hour effective January 1, 2023, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For 2024 and thereafter, the annual minimum wage shall be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101190D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1850)
01/29/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor