Minimum wage; increases to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2021, etc. (HB615)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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, 2021, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective January 1, 2022, 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. This bill was incorporated into HB 395. Read the Bill »

Status

01/30/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101615D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/26/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB615-Plum)
01/30/2020Incorporated by Labor and Commerce (HB395-Ward)

Comments

Derek S., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

While I do think that $15/hr in the state of Virginia is perhaps too much, I'll always vote to increase it.

A living wage in VA is actually around $12 last I checked. But in 5 years things could change to where $15 could be feasible.

We'll make it work one way or another.

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