Minimum wage; increases to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019. (SB1017)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 (i) $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019; (ii) $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020; (iii) $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and (iv) $11.25 per hour effective July 1, 2022, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The measure also provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee shall not be less than 50 percent of the minimum wage and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the cash wage required to be paid to a tipped employee and the minimum wage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/20/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100314D
08/20/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1017)
01/21/2019Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)


JoAnne Norton writes:

This is long overdue. Citizens of Virginia cannot live on minimum wage now. This will raise it to an adequate level without causing undue harm to businesses.