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2013 State Minimum Wage Legislation

2013 State Legislation on Minimum Wage

During the 2013 legislative session, 34 states, DC and Puerto Rico introduced legislation regarding minimum wage issues. Measures included providing for increases to the state minimum wage, addressing base wages for tipped employees, and restricting the authority of local units of government to enact or enforce a local minimum wage, among other provisions. Of those states with minimum wage legislation, bill in 23 states and D.C. proposed minimum wage increases.

The legislatures in four states, California, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, enacted bills which were signed into law, providing for minimum wage increases starting in 2014. In addition, the legislatures in Maine, New Jersey and New Mexico enacted increases but the measure were vetoed by each state's governor. New Jersey voters subsequently approved a Constitutional amendment in November 2013 to raise the minimum wage in 2014 and tie future increases to the cost of living.

Current state minimum wages and future scheduled increases are noted on our 2014 minimum wage chart.

2013 State Minimum Wage Bills

Arizona

AZ S 1368
Author: Griffin (R)
Title: Minimum Wage Definition
Summary: Relates to minimum wage; relates to employee; relates to definition.02/01/2013 Introduced.
02/04/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy.
02/04/2013 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
02/13/2013 From Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy: Do pass.
02/18/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules: Do pass proper for consideration.

Arkansas

AR H 1402
Author: Wilkins B (D)
Title: State Minimum Wage for Employees
Summary: Raises the Arkansas state minimum wage for employees other than part-time student employees.02/19/2013 Introduced.
02/19/2013 To House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
04/11/2013 Withdrawn by Author.

AR S 533
Author: Teague (D)
Title: Organized Camps and Religious Educational
Summary: Provides an exemption to minimum wage law for an individual employed by an establishment that is an organized camp or a religious or nonprofit educational conference center if, the camp or educational conference center does not operate for more than 7 months in a calendar year or during the preceding calendar year, the average receipts of the organized camp or a religious or nonprofit educational conference center for any 6 months of the preceding calendar year were not more than a specified amount.02/27/2013 Introduced.
02/27/2013 To Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/05/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/05/2013 Amended on Senate floor.
03/05/2013 To Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/06/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/06/2013 Amended on Senate floor.
03/06/2013 To Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/08/2013 From Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor: Do pass.
03/11/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
03/11/2013 To House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/14/2013 From House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor. Do pass.
03/19/2013 Passed House.
03/20/2013 To Governor.
03/21/2013 Signed by Governor.
03/21/2013 Act No. 457

AR S 183
Author: Johnson D (D)
Title: Labor and Industrial Relations
Summary: Makes technical corrections to Title 11 of the Arkansas Code concerning labor and industrial relations law; relates to the minimum wage and unemployment contributions.01/29/2013 Introduced.
01/29/2013 To Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
02/26/2013 From Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs: Do pass.
03/26/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
03/27/2013 To House Committee on Judiciary.
04/05/2013 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
04/09/2013 Passed House.
04/10/2013 To Governor.
04/11/2013 Signed by Governor.
04/11/2013 Act No. 1128

California

CA A 228
Author: Logue (R)
Title: Labor Commissioner: Employee Claims
Summary: Authorizes both the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations and the Labor Commissioner, or their deputies, to waive any penalties against an employer if the employer resolves a employee claim for wage and hour and occupational safety violations within 30 days of receiving a notice from the Commissioner. Provides these provisions would not apply to violations of minimum wage requirements.02/04/2013 Introduced.
02/21/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/11/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/11/2013 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/15/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/15/2013 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.

CA A 10
Author: Alejo (D)
Title: Minimum Wage: Annual Adjustment
Summary: Increases the minimum wage, on and after specified dates, to specified amounts per hour.12/03/2012 Introduced.
01/14/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/24/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
05/01/2013 In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/24/2013 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass.
05/24/2013 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/30/2013 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/19/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations with author's amendments.
06/19/2013 In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/26/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
08/12/2013 In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/30/2013 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Do pass to Committee on Rules.
09/11/2013 In Senate. Senate Rule 29.3(b) suspended.
09/11/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules with author's amendments.
09/11/2013 In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Rules.
09/12/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Rules.
09/12/2013 In Senate. Ordered to third reading.
09/12/2013 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
09/12/2013 In Assembly. Assembly Rule 63 suspended.
09/12/2013 In Assembly. Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment.
09/17/2013 Enrolled.
09/19/2013 To Governor.
09/25/2013 Signed by Governor.
09/25/2013 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 351

CA AJR 12
Author: Gatto (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Calls upon the President of the United States to include raising foreign minimum wages in future treaties, trade agreements, and other international protocols. Calls upon the Senate of the United States to decline to ratify these agreements that fail to include these provisions.02/06/2013 Introduced.
04/04/2013 To Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy.
06/25/2013 In Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy: Not heard.
08/12/2013 From Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy: Be adopted as amended.
08/15/2013 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
08/19/2013 In Assembly. Read third time. Adopted by Assembly. To Senate.
08/19/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules.
08/22/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules: Ordered to third reading.
08/22/2013 In Senate. Ordered to third reading.
09/11/2013 Read third time. Adopted by Senate. To enrollment.
09/18/2013 Enrolled.
09/27/2013 Chaptered by Secretary of State.
09/27/2013 Resolution Chapter No. 152

CA A 442
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Employment: Wages
Summary: Amends existing law authorizing the Labor Commissioner to recover liquidated damages for an employee who brings a complaint alleging payment of less than the minimum wage fixed by an order of the commission or by statute. Expands the penalty and restitution provision for a citation to also subject the employer to payment of liquidated damages to the employee.02/19/2013 Introduced.
02/28/2013 To Assembly Committees on Labor and Employment and Judiciary.
04/10/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Judiciary.
04/16/2013 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
05/01/2013 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. To Consent Calendar.
05/06/2013 In Assembly. Read second time. To Consent Calendar.
05/09/2013 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/23/2013 To Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary.
06/12/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass to Committee on Judiciary.
06/25/2013 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
08/12/2013 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
08/13/2013 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
09/03/2013 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To enrollment.
09/07/2013 Enrolled.
09/09/2013 To Governor.
10/11/2013 Signed by Governor.
10/11/2013 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 735

Connecticut

CT S 56
Introducer: Looney (D)
Title: State Minimum Fair Wage Increase
Summary: Concerns an increase in the state minimum fair wage; provides a higher standard of living for Connecticut citizens earning minimum wage.01/09/2013 Introduced.
01/09/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/19/2013 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 5237
Introducer: Srinivasan (R)
Title: State Minimum Fair Wage
Summary: Concerns the state minimum fair wage; places a two-year moratorium on any increase to the state minimum wage.01/11/2013 Introduced.
01/11/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/19/2013 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT S 387
Introducer: Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees
Title: Minimum Fair Wage
Summary: Increases the minimum fair wage; raises the minimum wage and base future raises on the consumer price index; provides that whenever the highest federal minimum wage is increased, the minimum fair wage shall be increased to the amount of said federal minimum wage plus a percentage more than said federal rate.01/23/2013 Introduced.
01/23/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
01/23/2013 Public Hearing Rescheduled for 01/31.
02/28/2013 From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: Reported with substitute.
03/01/2013 Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/11/2013 Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
03/18/2013 Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/18/2013 Senate Calendar No. 108.
03/18/2013 Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 49
05/01/2013 To Joint Committee on Appropriations.
05/07/2013 From Joint Committee on Appropriations: Reported favorably.
05/07/2013 Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/07/2013 Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/23/2013 Senate adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 7780.
05/23/2013 Senate rejected Senate Amendment Schedule B 7794.
05/23/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
05/24/2013 House Calendar No. 645.
05/29/2013 House adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A.
05/29/2013 House rejected House Amendment Schedule A 8131.
05/29/2013 House rejected House Amendment Schedule B 8187.
05/29/2013 House rejected House Amendment Schedule C 8195.
05/29/2013 Passed House.
05/29/2013 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/03/2013 Enrolled Public Act No. 13-117.
06/04/2013 To Governor.
06/06/2013 Signed by Governor.
06/06/2013 Public Act No. 13-117

Delaware

DE S 6
Primary Sponsor: Marshall R (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases the minimum wage to not less than $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2013, and not less than $8.75 per hour effective July 1, 2014. If the federal minimum wage becomes higher than the Delaware minimum wage, the Delaware minimum wage would increase by $1.00 above the federal minimum wage. In addition, effective July 1, 2014, the minimum wage would increase by a percentage equal to the percentage of Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as determined periodically under the federal Social Security Act.01/15/2013 Introduced.
01/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
03/19/2013 Senate Amendment No. SA 1 placed with bill.
03/20/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Reported favorably.
03/21/2013 Senate Amendment SA 2 placed with bill.
03/21/2013 Senate Amendment No. SA 1 rejected on House floor.
03/21/2013 Senate Amendment No. SA 2 adopted on Senate floor.
03/21/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
03/28/2013 To House Committee on Economic Development, Banking/Insurance and Commerce.

District of Columbia

DC B 459
Sponsor: Orange (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Amendment
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Act Revision Act of 1992 to increase the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $12.50 an hour in four steps, to require the minimum wage during each successive year to increase in proportion to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, and to increase the tip wages for workers to 70 percent of the District's minimum wage.09/17/2013 Introduced.
09/17/2013 To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.

DC B 460
Sponsor: Wells (D)
Title: Living Wage for All
Summary: Amends The Minimum Wage Act Revision Act of 1992 to modernize the District's minimum wage law to provide a living wage for all workers; to amend Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to increase the standard deduction for District tax payers to keep more of the income they earn, and to establish a small business property tax credit to reduce costs to employers.09/17/2013 Introduced.
09/17/2013 To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.
09/17/2013 Additionally referred to Council Committee on Finance and Revenue.

DC B 463
Sponsor: Bowser (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Revision Commission Establishment
Summary: Amends the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2004 to establish the Minimum Wage Revision Commission with a purpose of reporting to the Council and the mayor recommendations for revising the minimum wage; to establish specific functions of the Commission, and to provide for the composition and authority of the Commission.09/17/2013 Introduced.
09/17/2013 To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.

DC B 438
Sponsor: Catania (I)
Title: Minimum Wage and Accrued Sick and Safe Leave
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Act Revision Act of 1992 to increase the minimum wage in the District of Columbia and amends the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 to include restaurant wait staff and bartenders who work for a combination of wages and tips.09/16/2013 Introduced.
09/16/2013 Retained on Council floor.
09/16/2013 To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.

DC R 431
Sponsor: Orange (D)
Title: Emergency Declaration Resolution
Summary: Declares the existence of an emergency with respect to the Council's support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 and to acknowledge the need for a fair and living wage for Americans.09/17/2013 Introduced.
09/17/2013 Retained on Council floor.
09/17/2013 Passed Council.
09/17/2013 Assigned Resolution Number 275

DC R 432
Sponsor: Orange (D)
Title: Emergency Approval Resolution
Summary: Declares the sense of the Council in support of the federal Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, recognizing that this measure will improve the lives of many Americans, including the residents of the District of Columbia, and that this is a much needed step towards supporting low wage workers across the country.09/17/2013 Introduced.
09/17/2013 Retained on Council floor.
09/17/2013 Passed Council.
09/17/2013 Assigned Resolution Number 276

Florida

FL H 655
Author: Precourt (R)
Title: Political Subdivisions
Summary: Prohibits political subdivisions from requiring employers to provide certain employment benefits or set a minimum wage above the state or federal minimum wage; defines employee benefits as anything of value that an employee may receive from an employer in addition to wages and salary; prohibits political subdivisions from requiring, or awarding preference for, wages or employment benefits when contracting; relates to state minimum wage; provides an exception for sexual abuse and domestic violence ordinances; creates the Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force.02/07/2013 Prefiled.
02/12/2013 To House Committee on Local and Federal Affairs.
02/12/2013 Referred to House Committee on State Affairs.
02/20/2013 From House Committee on Local and Federal Affairs: Reported favorably.
02/21/2013 To House Committee on State Affairs.
03/05/2013 Introduced.
03/05/2013 To House Committee on Local and Federal Affairs.
03/05/2013 Referred to House Committee on State Affairs.
03/05/2013 From House Committee on Local and Federal Affairs: Reported favorably.
03/05/2013 To House Committee on State Affairs.
03/07/2013 From House Committee on State Affairs: Reported favorably with substitute.
03/11/2013 In House. Pending review of Committee Substitute under Rule 7.19(c).
03/12/2013 In House. Placed on Calendar.
03/29/2013 In House. Placed on Special Order Calendar.
04/02/2013 In House. Read second time.
04/02/2013 In House. Placed on Third Reading.
04/04/2013 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/11/2013 In Senate. In Messages.
04/12/2013 To Senate Committee on Community Affairs.
04/12/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Health Policy.
04/12/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/12/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
04/25/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Community Affairs.
04/25/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Health Policy.
04/25/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Appropriations.
04/25/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar.
04/25/2013 In Senate. Substituted on Senate floor for S726
04/25/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
04/25/2013 In Senate. Amendment(s) adopted on Senate floor.
04/25/2013 In Senate. Placed on Third Reading.
04/26/2013 In Senate. Read third time.
04/26/2013 In Senate. Reconsidered.
04/26/2013 In Senate. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
04/29/2013 In House. In Returning Messages.
05/02/2013 In House. Amendment(s) failed on House floor.
05/02/2013 In House. House refuses to concur in Senate amendments, requests Senate to recede from amendments.
05/02/2013 In Senate. In Returning Messages.
05/02/2013 In Senate. Senate refuses to recede from amendments. Requests House to concur.  To House.
05/02/2013 In House. House concurred in Senate amendments.
05/02/2013 In House. Passed House.
05/02/2013 In House. Ordered engrossed, then enrolled.
06/10/2013 To Governor.
06/14/2013 Signed by Governor.
06/17/2013 Filed as Chapter No. 2013-200

Georgia

GA H 97
Author: Brooks (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to minimum wage, so as to provide for a substantive and comprehensive reform of provisions regarding the minimum wage law. A bill to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to minimum wage, so as to provide for a substantive and comprehensive reform of provisions regarding the minimum wage law; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for an increase in the minimum wage; to provide for annual minimum wage increases to match the rising cost of living; to provide a credit toward the minimum wage for employers of tipped workers; to eliminate various eligibility exemptions from the minimum wage; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.01/17/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Insurance.
01/29/2013 In House: Read 2nd time.

GA H 681
Author: Smith M (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law Changes
Summary: Relates to minimum wage; provides changes to the minimum wage law; provides a credit toward the minimum wage for employers of tipped workers; provides for related matters; provides an effective date; repeals conflicting laws. 03/26/2013 Introduced.
03/28/2013 To House Committee on Industry and Labor.

Hawaii

HI H 53
Author: Takumi (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.25 starting 7/1/13 and $8.75 starting 7/1/14 and ending 6/30/15; adjusts the minimum hourly wage thereafter in accord with the consumer price index.01/16/2013 Introduced.
01/18/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/18/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/07/2013 Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 512
Author: Jordan (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum hourly wage rate to $7.75 per hour beginning July 1, 2013, and recalculates minimum hourly wage rate in accordance with consumer price index, effective each January 1 thereafter.01/18/2013 Introduced.
01/22/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/22/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/07/2013 Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 1215
Author: Yamashita (D)
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Increases the hourly minimum wage to $8 on 1/1/14; increases the hourly minimum wage to $8.25 on 1/1/15; increases the hourly minimum wage to $8.75 on 1/1/17.01/23/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/07/2013 Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1147
Author: Kim (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: (Governor Package Bill) Increases the minimum hourly wage to $8.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2014; adjusts the minimum hourly wage thereafter in accordance with the consumer price index; increases the tip credit to thirty cents.01/23/2013 Introduced.
01/24/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/24/2013 Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/07/2013 Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 916
Author: Souki (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: (Governor Package Bill) Increases the minimum hourly wage to $8.75 per hour; begins January 1, 2014; adjusts the minimum hourly wage thereafter in accordance with the consumer price index; increases the tip credit to thirty cents.01/22/2013 Introduced.
01/24/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/24/2013 Additionally referred to House Committee on Economic Development and Business.
01/24/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/29/2013 In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/01/2013 In House Committee on Economic Development and Business: Voted do pass.
02/01/2013 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass.
02/05/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass.
02/05/2013 From House Committee on Economic Development and Business: Do pass.
02/05/2013 In House. Read second time.
02/05/2013 To House Committee on Finance.
03/07/2013 Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 1028
State ID HD2
Author: Yamashita (D)
Title: Employment Security
Summary: Extends the maximum weekly benefit amount at 75% of the average weekly wage from 12/31/2012, to 12/31/2013; sets, for calendar year 2013, the employer contribution rate at schedule F. Increases the hourly minimum wage to $8 on 01/01/14, $8.25 on 01/01/15, and $8.75 on 01/01/17; applies retroactively to 01/01/13.01/22/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/29/2013 In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/01/2013 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/07/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/07/2013 In House. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/07/2013 To House Committee on Finance.
02/20/2013 In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/22/2013 In House Committee on Finance: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/01/2013 From House Committee on Finance: Do pass as amended (HD2).
03/01/2013 Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/05/2013 In House. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. House Draft 2.
03/05/2013 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
03/07/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/07/2013 Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

HI S 331
State ID HD1
Author: Hee (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.25 starting 7/1/13 and $8.75 starting 7/1/14 and ending 6/30/15; adjusts the minimum hourly wage thereafter in accord with the consumer price index.01/18/2013 Introduced.
01/22/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/22/2013 Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/04/2013 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/07/2013 In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/11/2013 In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/13/2013 In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/15/2013 From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/15/2013 In Senate. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. Senate Draft 1.
02/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/22/2013 In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/26/2013 In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/27/2013 In Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/01/2013 From Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass as amended (SD2).
03/01/2013 Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/05/2013 In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 2.
03/05/2013 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/07/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
03/07/2013 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/08/2013 In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/12/2013 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/18/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended (HD1).
03/19/2013 In House. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
03/19/2013 To House Committee on Finance.
03/25/2013 In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/27/2013 In House Committee on Finance: Voted do pass.
04/04/2013 From House Committee on Finance: Do pass.
04/04/2013 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
04/11/2013 In Senate. Senate disagreed to House amendments.
04/15/2013 To Conference Committee.
04/23/2013 In Conference Committee: Meeting scheduled.
04/24/2013 In Conference Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.
04/25/2013 In Conference Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.
04/26/2013 In Conference Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.

Idaho

ID H 56
Author: King (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends existing law relating to minimum wage law to revise provisions relating to wages of a tipped employee.01/25/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Commerce and Human Resources.

ID H 57
Author: King (D)
Title: Minimum Wages and Tipped Employees
Summary: Amends existing law relating to minimum wage law to revise provisions relating to minimum wages; removes provisions relating to tipped employees.01/25/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Commerce and Human Resources.

Illinois

IL H 925
Sponsor: Madigan (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage law; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the posting of a summary of the minimum wage law.01/24/2013 Introduced.
01/25/2013 To House Committee on Rules.
02/25/2013 To House Committee on Executive.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/06/2013 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/19/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 940
Sponsor: Madigan (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage law; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.01/24/2013 Introduced.
01/25/2013 To House Committee on Rules.
02/25/2013 To House Committee on Executive.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/06/2013 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/19/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 1121
Sponsor: Cullerton J (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage law; makes a technical change in a section concerning the short title.01/24/2013 Introduced.
01/24/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/20/2013 From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/20/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/12/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
04/12/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/16/2013 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 1480
Sponsor: Harris (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage law; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.02/07/2013 Introduced.
02/07/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 1611
Sponsor: Silverstein (D)
Title: Human Rights Act
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that the employment discrimination Article of the Act applies to domestic workers; amends the minimum wage Law; provides that the overtime provisions of the Law apply to domestic workers; amends the One Day Rest In Seven Act; provides that every person employed as a domestic worker shall be allowed at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every calendar week; provides that a domestic worker may voluntarily agree to work on the day of rest, provided that the worker.02/13/2013 Introduced.
02/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL H 1796
Sponsor: Cross (R)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Law; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.02/14/2013 Introduced.
02/14/2013 To House Committee on Rules.
02/25/2013 To House Committee on Executive.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/06/2013 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/19/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 1708
Sponsor: Silverstein (D)
Title: Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act
Summary: Creates the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act; requires employers to make specific disclosures to domestic workers regarding terms of employment; requires written contracts; relates to duration of shifts, meal breaks, sleep and rest periods, paid time off, and other matters; provides for enforcement by the Department of Labor; authorizes civil actions; amends the Human Rights Act, the minimum wage Law, the Wages of Women and Minors Act, and the One Day Rest In Seven Act; relates to home care services.02/15/2013 Introduced.
02/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
02/27/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/13/2013 In Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce: Postponed in committee.
03/15/2013 Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/19/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Cmte on Labor & Commerce: Amend 1.
03/20/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
03/20/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/10/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
04/10/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/15/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Assignments.
04/16/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Cmte on Labor & Commerce: Amend 2.
04/17/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 2. Postponed in committee.
04/23/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 3 filed. Referred to Assignments.
04/23/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Committee on Executive: Amendment 3.
04/24/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 2. Postponed in committee.
04/24/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Committee on Assignments: Amendment 1
04/24/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Approved for consideration-Amendment No. 3.
04/24/2013 In Senate. Fiscal Note filed.
04/24/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 4 filed. Referred to Assignments.
04/29/2013 In Senate. Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2013.
04/30/2013 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Cmte. on Labor & Commerce: Amend 4.
05/01/2013 In Senate. Amendment No. 4. Postponed in committee.
05/02/2013 In Senate. Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013.
07/01/2013 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1913
Sponsor: Mulroe (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Law and the Wage Payment and Collection Act; provides that it is unlawful for an employer to interfere with an employee in the exercise of his or her rights under those Acts.02/15/2013 Introduced.
02/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/05/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2013 In Senate Committee on Judiciary: Postponed in committee.
03/19/2013 In Senate Committee on Judiciary: Postponed in committee.
03/22/2013 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 2133
Sponsor: Radogno (R)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Law; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.02/15/2013 Introduced.
02/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/20/2013 From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/20/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/12/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
04/12/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/16/2013 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL H 3718
Sponsor: Turner (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Law; increases the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour on October 1, 2014, $10 per hour on July 1, 2015, and $10.65 per hour on July 1, 2016.10/22/2013 Introduced.
10/22/2013 To House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3732
Sponsor: Flowers (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Amends the minimum wage Law; increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2014.11/04/2013 Introduced.
11/04/2013 To House Committee on Rules.

Iowa

IA H 39
Author: Hunter (D)
Title: State Minimum Hourly Wage
Summary: Increases the state minimum hourly wage to $7.75 as of January 1, 2014, $8.25 as of July 1, 2014, and $9.00 as of January 1, 2015; increases the state minimum hourly wage for employees employed for less than 90 days to $6.85 as of January 1, 2014, $7.35 as of July 1, 2014, and $8.10 as of January 1, 2015; also increases the state minimum hourly wage, including the minimum hourly wage established for employees employed for less than 90 days, annually on July 1, beginning July 1, 2015.01/16/2013 Introduced.
01/16/2013 To House Committee on Labor.
01/22/2013 In House Committee on Labor.

IA S 334
Author: Courtney (D)
Title: State Minimum Hourly Wage
Summary: Increases the state minimum hourly wage; increases the state minimum hourly wage for employees employed for less than 90 days to $7.20 as of January 1, 2014, and $8.10 as of January 1, 2015.03/05/2013 Introduced.
03/05/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations.

Kansas

KS H 2323
Author: Winn (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Indexing
Summary: Relates to indexing the minimum wage to the consumer price index starting in January 2014.  02/13/2013 Introduced.
02/14/2013 To House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development.

Maine

ME H 665
Author: Bear (NP)
Title: Wabanaki Tribal Members Wages
Summary: Raises the state minimum wage to $10.00 per hour for members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Penobscot Nation and Aroostook Band of Micmacs. LD 95203/08/2013 Introduced.
03/08/2013 filed as LR 990.
03/12/2013 House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
03/12/2013 Senate refer to Joint Cmte. on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
04/09/2013 From Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Econ. Development: with divided report.
04/23/2013 House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
04/24/2013 Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
04/24/2013 In Senate. Placed in Legislative File (Dead).

ME H 762
Author: DeChant (D)
Title: State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates
Summary: Allows flexibility in the minimum hourly wage and benefit rates for workers employed in the construction of public works by the state or persons contracting with the state; allows any allocation between hourly wage and benefit rates, as long as the sum of the hourly wage and benefit rates equals the sum of the appropriate hourly wage and benefit rates determined by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards. LD 106903/18/2013 Introduced.
03/18/2013 Filed as LR 1734.
03/20/2013 House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
03/20/2013 Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
05/06/2013 From Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development: with divided report.
06/06/2013 In House. Passed to be enacted.
06/07/2013 Placed on Special Appropriations Table.
06/27/2013 Removed from Special Appropriations Table.
06/27/2013 In Senate. Passed to be enacted.
07/08/2013 Vetoed by Governor.

ME H 430
Author: Hamann (D)
Title: Maine's Minimum Wage
Summary: This amendment raises the minimum wage to $8.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2014, $8.50 per hour beginning July 1, 2015 and $9.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2017, the minimum wage will be automatically adjusted for inflation on July 1st of each year. LD 61102/21/2013 Introduced.
02/21/2013 Filed as LR 60.
02/21/2013 House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
02/21/2013 Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
03/26/2013 From Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development: with divided report.
03/27/2013 House accepts Committee Report.
03/27/2013 In House. Committee Amendment A adopted.
03/28/2013 In House. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A.
04/03/2013 In Senate. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A.
04/09/2013 In House. Passed to be enacted.
04/10/2013 Placed on Special Appropriations Table.
04/23/2013 Removed from Special Appropriations Table.
06/27/2013 In Senate. Passed to be enacted in concurrence.
06/27/2013 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
07/08/2013 Vetoed by Governor.

Maryland

MD S 683
Author: Garagiola (D)
Title: Labor and Employment
Summary: Relates to labor and employment; relates to the Maryland wage and hour law; relates to payment of wages.02/01/2013 Introduced.
02/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Finance.
03/22/2013 From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported unfavorably.

MD H 1204
Author: Braveboy (D)
Title: Payment of Wages
Summary: Relates to labor and employment; relates to Maryland Wage and Hour Law; relates to payment of wages.02/08/2013 Introduced.
02/08/2013 To House Committee on Economic Matters.

Massachusetts

MA H 1743
Author: Kuros (R)
Title: Wages Paid to Minors
Summary: Relates to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age.02/18/2013 Introduced.
02/18/2013 Filed as House 02/18/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 01/22/2013.
11/12/2013 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1782
Author: Winslow D (R)
Title: Minimum Wage for Certain Seasonal Employees
Summary: Establishes a minimum wage for certain seasonal employees under twenty years of age.02/18/2013 Introduced.
02/18/2013 Filed as House 02/18/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 01/22/2013.
11/12/2013 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 878
Author: Pacheco (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to the minimum wage.02/15/2013 Introduced.
02/15/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 01/22/2013.
02/15/2013 Filed as Senate 06/11/2013 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1701
Author: Cabral (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: Increases the minimum wage.02/18/2013 Introduced.
02/18/2013 Filed as House 02/18/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 01/22/2013.
06/11/2013 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1757
Author: Provost (D)
Title: Consumer Price Index and Wage Increase
Summary: Increases the minimum wage and link future increases to the Consumer Price Index.02/18/2013 Introduced.
02/18/2013 Filed as House 02/18/2013 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 01/22/2013.
06/11/2013 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1925
Author: Senate Ways and Means Committee
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Restores the minimum wage.11/14/2013 Introduced.
11/14/2013 In Senate. Placed on the Orders of the Day.
11/19/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
11/19/2013 In Senate. Amended on floor.
11/19/2013 In Senate. Ordered to a third reading.
11/19/2013 In Senate. Rules suspended.
11/19/2013 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
11/21/2013 To House Committee on Ways and Means.

Michigan

MI S 203
Sponsor: Johnson B (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum wage and index to consumer price index.02/13/2013 Introduced.
02/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Government Operations and Reform.

MI H 4386
Sponsor: Switalski J (D)
Title: Labor
Summary: Increases the minimum wage.03/07/2013 Introduced.
03/07/2013 To House Committee on Commerce.

MI H 4554
Sponsor: Tlaib (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum wage and indexes to consumer price index.04/16/2013 Introduced.
04/16/2013 To House Committee on Commerce.

Minnesota

MN H 10
Author: Mullery (DFL)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to jobs; modifies the minimum wage.01/10/2013 Introduced.
01/10/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.

MN H 599
Author: Winkler (DFL)
Title: Modifies the Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to jobs; modifies the minimum wage.02/14/2013 Introduced.
02/14/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.

MN S 504
Author: Latz (DFL)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to jobs; modifies the minimum wage.02/15/2013 Introduced.
02/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.

MN H 1225
Author: Gunther (R)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; modifies the minimum wage for certain employees receiving gratuities.03/04/2013 Introduced.
03/04/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.

MN S 1447
Author: Dahms (R)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; modifies the minimum wage for certain employees receiving gratuities.03/15/2013 Introduced.
03/18/2013 To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.

MN S 3
Author: Eaton (DFL)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to employment; regulates the minimum wage.01/10/2013 Introduced.
01/10/2013 To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
03/14/2013 From Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development: Do pass as amended.
03/14/2013 In Senate. Second Reading.
05/07/2013 Indefinitely postponed. See H. B. 92

MN H 92
Author: Nelson M (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; regulates the minimum wage; provides for the payment of employees under the age of 18; requires large employers that are long-term care providers to pay employees who are allowed to sleep for all or part of a shift a specified federal minimum wage for all sleep hours.01/17/2013 Introduced.
01/17/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.
03/04/2013 From House Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries: Do pass as amended.
03/04/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.
03/11/2013 From House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy: Do pass.
03/11/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
03/13/2013 From House Cmte on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy: Do pass as amended.
03/13/2013 In House. Second Reading.
04/04/2013 Rereferred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
05/01/2013 From House Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass as amended.
05/01/2013 In House. Second Reading.
05/03/2013 Amended on House floor.
05/03/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
05/06/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
05/07/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules and Administration: Do pass as amended.
05/07/2013 Substituted for Senate Bill 3
05/07/2013 In Senate. Second Reading.
05/08/2013 Amended on Senate floor.
05/08/2013 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/09/2013 House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
05/09/2013 To Conference Committee.

Mississippi

MS H 1372
Author: Evans J (D)
Title: Mississippi Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Enacts a minimum wage law for the state of Mississippi at $8.00 per hour, with annual incremental increases over a three-year period; defines employers and employees subject to the minimum wage law; empowers the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, office of the Governor, to enforce and administer the provisions of the minimum wage law; provides criminal penalties and a civil cause of action against employers for violations of the minimum wage law.01/21/2013 Introduced.
01/21/2013 To House Committee on Workforce Development.
01/21/2013 Additionally referred to House Committee on Judiciary A.
02/05/2013 Died in committee.

MS S 2473
Author: Smith T (D)
Title: Municipality Minimum Wage Prohibitions
Summary: Prohibits a county or municipality from establishing a mandatory minimum wage, living wage, minimum number of vacation or sick leave days and to provide for related matters.01/21/2013 Introduced.
01/21/2013 To Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency.
01/30/2013 From Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency: Recommended as substituted.
01/30/2013 Title Deemed Sufficient by Senate Committee: Do Pass Recommended Substitute.
02/07/2013 Committee substitute adopted on Senate floor.
02/07/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
02/08/2013 Transmitted to House.
02/21/2013 To House Committee on Workforce Development.
02/21/2013 Additionally referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
03/05/2013 Died in committee.

MS H 141
Author: Turner J (R)
Title: Mandatory Employer Prohibitions  Prohibits local minimum wages
Summary: Prohibits a county, board of supervisors of a county, municipality or governing authority of a municipality from establishing a mandatory, minimum living wage rate, minimum number of vacation or sick days, that would regulate how a private employer pays its employees.01/11/2013 Introduced.
01/11/2013 To House Committee on Workforce Development.
01/31/2013 From House Committee on Workforce Development: Do pass.
02/12/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
02/12/2013 Motion to Reconsider Entered.
02/15/2013 Reconsidered.
02/15/2013 Amended on House floor.
02/15/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
02/15/2013 Motion to Reconsider Entered.
02/18/2013 Motion to Reconsider Tabled.
02/20/2013 Transmitted to Senate.
02/22/2013 To Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency.
02/28/2013 From Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency: Do pass.
03/08/2013 Passed Senate.
03/08/2013 Motion to Reconsider Entered.
03/14/2013 Motion to Reconsider Tabled.
03/14/2013 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/19/2013 To Governor.
03/25/2013 Signed by Governor.
06/03/2013 Chapter No. 445

Nevada

NV SJR 2
Author: Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee
Title: Employer Provision of Health Benefits
Summary: Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to abolish the requirement that an employer who does not provide health benefits pay a higher minimum wage.02/01/2013 Prefiled.
02/01/2013 Filed as Bill Draft Request No. 473.
02/04/2013 Introduced.
02/04/2013 To Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.
04/13/2013 Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.

New Hampshire

NH H 127
Author: Sullivan P (D)
Title: State Minimum Hourly Rate
Summary: Adds a state minimum hourly wage at $8.00 and index future increases; requires the commissioner of the department of labor to calculate the minimum wage in a manner that reflects the cost of living; requires a majority vote of the general court to approve such adjustment. Note: NH repealed its minimum wage in 2011. These would re-establish a state minimum wage.01/03/2013 Introduced.
01/03/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
01/09/2013 Filed as LSR 84.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services: Ought not to pass.
03/13/2013 Failed to pass House.

NH H 241
Author: Robertson T (D)
Title: State Minimum Hourly Rate 
Summary: Establishes a state minimum hourly rate, at $9.25 and at 45% for tipped employees.01/03/2013 Introduced.
01/03/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
01/16/2013 Filed as LSR 614.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services: Ought not to pass.
03/13/2013 Failed to pass House.

NH S 77
Author: Soucy D (D)
Title: State Minimum Hourly Rate
Summary: Establishes a state minimum hourly wage at $7.25.01/03/2013 Introduced.
01/03/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce.
01/25/2013 Filed as LSR 990.
02/21/2013 From Senate Committee on Commerce: Ought not to pass.
03/07/2013 Laid on table.

NH H 501
Author: Horrigan (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Establishes a state minimum hourly wage at $7.25.01/03/2013 Introduced.
01/03/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
01/25/2013 Filed as LSR 128.
03/06/2013 From House Cmte on Labor, Industrial & Rehab. Services: Majority ought to pass with amendment.
03/06/2013 From House Cmte. on Labor, Industrial & Rehab. Services: Minority reported ought not to pass.
03/13/2013 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/13/2013 House floor amendment failed.
03/13/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
03/14/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce.
05/10/2013 From Senate Committee on Commerce: Ought not to pass.
05/23/2013 Failed to pass Senate.

New Jersey

NJ S 607
Sponsor: Sweeney (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Raise
Summary: Raises minimum wage to $8.50, then makes annual adjustments based on increases in the Statewide average weekly wage.01/10/2012 Introduced.
01/10/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1347
Sponsor: Rible (R)
Title: Training Wage 
Summary: Establishes training wage at 85% of minimum wage.01/10/2012 Introduced.
01/10/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 590
Sponsor: Spencer (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: Increases minimum wage.01/10/2012 Introduced.
01/10/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ S 853
Sponsor: Vitale (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.75, then makes annual adjustments based on Consumer Price Index increases.01/10/2012 Introduced.
01/10/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/08/2012 From Senate Committee on Labor as combined. For further actions see S3.

NJ A 2708
Sponsor: Sumter (D)
Title: Minimum Wage for tipped Workers
Summary: Increases minimum wage for tipped workers.03/05/2012 Filed.
03/08/2012 Introduced.
03/08/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/12/2012 From Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ SCR 117
Sponsor: Turner (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment
Summary: Amends Constitution to set minimum wage at $8.50 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation.05/31/2012 Filed.
06/04/2012 Introduced.
06/04/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2162 
Sponsor: Oliver (D)
Title: Increase of Minimum Wage
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.50 per hour as of March 1, 2013, then makes annual adjustments based on consumer price index increases.  Note: the veto stood but a ballot measure was passed by voters at November 2013 election, raising the minimum wage to $8.25 and providing for future automatic annual increases indexed to the cost of living.01/17/2012 Filed.
01/30/2012 Introduced.
01/30/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/05/2012 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/24/2012 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/31/2012 To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
11/19/2012 From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations as amended.
11/29/2012 Substituted for S3/853
11/29/2012 Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
12/03/2012 Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.
12/03/2012 To Governor.
01/28/2013 Conditional veto by Governor. Returned to Assembly.

NJ S 3
Sponsor: Sweeney (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.50, then makes annual adjustments based on CPI increases.01/17/2012 Filed.
01/23/2012 Introduced.
01/23/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/08/2012 From Senate Committee on Labor as substituted.
03/08/2012 To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
11/19/2012 From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations as amended.
11/29/2012 Substituted by A2162

NJ ACR 168
Sponsor: Oliver (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Constitution to set the minimum wage at $8.25 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation.12/03/2012 Introduced.
12/03/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
12/10/2012 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
12/17/2012 Substituted by SCR1

NJ A 3534
Sponsor: Singleton (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increases
Summary: Increases minimum wage to $8.00; provides for further increases.12/03/2012 Filed.
12/06/2012 Introduced.
12/06/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ SCR 1
Sponsor: Sweeney (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment
Summary: Amends Constitution to set minimum wage at $8.25 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation.10/01/2012 Introduced.
10/01/2012 To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
10/15/2012 From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations as substituted.
11/29/2012 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
12/03/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
12/10/2012 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
12/17/2012 Substituted for ACR168
12/17/2012 Passed Assembly. Filed with Secretary of State.
02/04/2013 Received in Senate from Secretary of State without Reference.
02/07/2013 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
02/14/2013 Passed Assembly. Filed with Secretary of State.

NJ SR 123
Sponsor: Turner (D)
Title: Federal Minimum Wage
Summary: Memorializes President and Congress to increase federal minimum wage.09/12/2013 Filed.
09/30/2013 Introduced.
09/30/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.

New Mexico

NM HJR 6
Author: Garcia Mi (D)
Title: Increase Minimum Wage Annually
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment that would increase the state minimum wage annually.  Didn’t provide an increase01/25/2013 Introduced.
01/25/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
01/25/2013 To House Committee on Voters and Elections.
02/06/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Do pass.

NM S 395
Author: Cisneros (D)
Title: Public Works
Summary: Relates to public works; protects the confidentiality of an employee who reports a violation of the public works minimum wage act.02/01/2013 Introduced.
02/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Public Affairs.
02/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/19/2013 From Senate Committee on Public Affairs: Do pass as amended.
02/26/2013 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
02/28/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
02/28/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Do pass.
03/08/2013 Passed House.
03/08/2013 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/11/2013 Vetoed by Governor.

NM S 416  Vetoed
Author: Martinez Ri (D)
Title: Labor
Summary: Relates to labor; raises the minimum wage to $8.50.02/04/2013 Introduced.
02/04/2013 To Senate Committee on Public Affairs.
02/04/2013 To Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation.
02/20/2013 From Senate Committee on Public Affairs: Do pass.
02/28/2013 From Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation: With amendment without recommendation.
03/05/2013 In Senate. Amended on Senate floor.
03/05/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
03/05/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
03/10/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Do pass as amended.
03/15/2013 In House. Amended on House floor.
03/15/2013 Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
03/16/2013 Senate concurred in House amendments.
03/16/2013 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/01/2013 Vetoed by Governor.

NM H 550
Author: Archuleta (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to the minimum wage; raises the minimum wage for employees who regularly and customarily receive tips.02/13/2013 Introduced.
02/13/2013 To House Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs.
02/13/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
03/06/2013 From House Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs: Do pass.
03/13/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Do pass.
03/14/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
03/14/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NM H 668
Author: Garcia Mi (D)
Title: Placeholder Bill - Public Welfare
Summary: Requires the state minimum wage rates to be increased annually at the rate of inflation.02/14/2013 Introduced.
02/14/2013 To House Committee on Rules and Order of Business.
02/20/2013 Withdrawn from House Committee on Rules and Order of Business.
02/20/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
02/20/2013 To House Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs.
02/27/2013 From House Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Do pass as substituted.

New York

NY S 1071
Sponsor: Maziarz (R)
Title: Seasonal Fair Workers
Summary: Excludes certain seasonal fair workers from the definition of employee for purposes of the minimum wage act.12/20/2012 Prefiled.
12/20/2012 To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/09/2013 Introduced.
01/09/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 2529
Sponsor: Crespo (D)
Title: Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act
Summary: Establishes the "minimum standards for subsidized jobs act"; defines terms; restricts persons, associations, corporations or other entities from being eligible to receive any economic development subsidies unless such entities pay all of their employees a minimum wage that is at least one dollar per hour higher than the state's minimum wage.01/16/2013 Introduced.
01/16/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 2313
Sponsor: DeFrancisco (R)
Title: Employer Annual Notice Requirement
Summary: Eliminates an employer's annual notice requirement in English and the employees' primary language regarding rates and basis of pay, commissions, allowances claimed as part of the minimum wage, tip, meal, or lodging allowances, the regular pay day, the name of the employer, any doing business as names, the physical address of the employer's principal place of business, mailing address if different and telephone number of the employer; requires acknowledgement from employees in English.01/15/2013 Introduced.
01/15/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/21/2013 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Labor.
06/21/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules.
06/21/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules.
06/21/2013 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
06/24/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2950
Sponsor: Wright (D)
Title: Tax Credit Against Special Additional Mortgage Tax
Summary: Provides a tax credit of $1,000 against special additional mortgage tax and article 9-A (franchise tax on business corporations) for each employee employed in excess of one year at minimum wage for thirty hours per week who was a public assistance recipient for at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of such employment.01/22/2013 Introduced.
01/22/2013 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY S 3205
Sponsor: Parker (D)
Title: Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act
Summary: Enacts the minimum standards for subsidized jobs act; provides that entities eligible to receive economic development subsidies must: pay each employee a minimum wage that's at least one dollar higher than state minimum wage levels; offers health insurance benefit plans to employees employed at least 35 hours per week; offers at least twenty percent of its workers a worker training program.01/31/2013 Introduced.
01/31/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business.

NY S 3711
Sponsor: Parker (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Increase
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; increases the minimum wage to $11.15 an hour and includes annual increases for inflation.02/12/2013 Introduced.
02/12/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 38
Sponsor: Wright (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to the minimum wage and makes technical changes to the labor law relating thereto. Raises and indexes.12/07/2012 Prefiled.
12/07/2012 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/09/2013 Introduced.
01/09/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
02/14/2013 Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/04/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/04/2013 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
03/05/2013 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
03/05/2013 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
03/05/2013 From Assembly Committee on Rules.
03/05/2013 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
03/05/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 5202
Sponsor: Magee (D)
Title: Labor Law Excluding Seasonal Fair Workers
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; excludes certain seasonal fair workers from the definition of employee for purposes of the minimum wage act.02/21/2013 Introduced.
02/21/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 5256
Sponsor: Brennan (D)
Title: Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act
Summary: Establishes the "minimum standards for subsidized jobs act"; defines terms; restricts persons, associations, corporations or other entities from being eligible to receive any economic development subsidies unless such entities pay all of their employees a minimum wage that is at least one dollar per hour higher than the state's minimum wage; provides health insurance benefits for which the employer pays a minimum of eighty percent of the monthly premium; employs twenty percent of its workers who will part.02/21/2013 Introduced.
02/21/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 5359
Sponsor: Kolb (R)
Title: Training Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; establishes a training wage equal to eighty-five percent of the state minimum wage or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater, that may be paid to a youth who has no prior job experience; provides that no youth may be paid a training wage for more than one hundred eighty days.02/25/2013 Introduced.
02/25/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 1835
Sponsor: Espaillat (D)
Title: Statutory Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; raises the statutory minimum wage from $7.15 to $8.50 on and after January 1, 2014; raises the minimum wage to $9.25 on and after January 1, 2015.01/07/2013 Prefiled.
01/09/2013 Introduced.
01/09/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.
02/22/2013 Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 6122
Sponsor: Jordan (R)
Title: Training Wage for Persons Under Twenty One Years of Age
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; establishes a training wage for persons under twenty-one years of age in the event the state minimum wage is greater than the federal minimum wage.03/15/2013 Introduced.
03/15/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 4500
Sponsor: Peralta (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit
Summary: Repeals the minimum wage reimbursement credit.04/03/2013 Introduced.
04/03/2013 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 6861
Sponsor: Steck (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; authorizes minimum wage to be paid for all time in excess of one hour in which an employee is not at work during a split shift.04/23/2013 Introduced.
04/23/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 6922
Sponsor: Camara (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit
Summary: Repeals the minimum wage reimbursement credit.04/25/2013 Introduced.
04/25/2013 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY S 2609
Sponsor:  Office of the Governor
Title:  State Budget  Enacted
Summary:  Amends numerous laws through the budget bill, including to provide for a minimum wage tax credit and increase the minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $9.00/hour over three years, beginning with $8.00 on Dec. 31 2013, $8.75, on Dec. 31, 2014, and $9.00 on Dec. 31, 2015.
03/28/2013 - From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
03/28/2013 - Substituted for A 3009.
03/28/2013 - Passed Assembly.
03/28/2013 - To Governor.
03/28/2013 - Signed by Governor.
03/28/2013 - Chapter No. 59

NY S 3109
Sponsor: Martins (R)
Title: Notice From Employers To Customers of Service Charges
Summary: Amends the labor law, in relation to requiring notice from employers to customers of service charges and administration fees that are not distributed to employees as gratuities.01/30/2013 Introduced.
01/30/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.
04/25/2013 Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 4919
Sponsor: Espaillat (D)
Title: Payment of Higher Levels of Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; authorizes local governments to pay higher levels of minimum wage.05/01/2013 Introduced.
05/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 7147
Sponsor: Rosa (D)
Title: Higher Levels of Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; authorizes local governments to pay higher levels of minimum wage.05/02/2013 Introduced.
05/02/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2179
Sponsor: Goldfeder (D)
Title: Notice From Employers To Customers of Service Charges
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; requires notice from employers to customers of service charges and administrative fees that are not distributed to employees as gratuities; provides that the employer charged sales tax in accordance with the applicable provisions of the tax law on the charge; provides the employer includes the charge as part of its gross receipts, upon which income tax was calculated.01/10/2013 Introduced.
01/10/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/09/2013 Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/23/2013 Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/17/2013 Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 5914
Sponsor: Avella (D)
Title: City of New York Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; authorizes the city of New York to implement a minimum wage which shall be higher than the state minimum wage.07/01/2013 Introduced.
07/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules.

North Carolina

NC H 115
Author: Adams (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Provides for automatic adjustment of the state's minimum wage based upon increases in the consumer price index. Same as: NC S 22002/14/2013 Filed.
02/19/2013 Introduced.
02/19/2013 To House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.

NC S 220
Author: Parmon (D)
Title: Automatic Adjustment of the State’s Minimum Wage
Summary: Provides for automatic adjustment of the state's minimum wage based upon increases in the consumer price index. Same as: NC H 11503/06/2013 Filed.
03/07/2013 Introduced.
03/07/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.

NC S 578
Author: Clark R (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the wage and hour act to extend its coverage to companions by repealing the exemption relating to those workers.04/01/2013 Filed.
04/02/2013 Introduced.
04/02/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.

North Dakota

ND H 1414
Author: Zaiser (D) 
Title: State Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to a state minimum wage, providing for future indexed increases.01/21/2013 Introduced.
01/21/2013 To House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
02/01/2013 From House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor: Do not pass as amended.
02/04/2013 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
02/05/2013 Failed to pass House.

Ohio

OH S 119
Sponsor: Tavares (D)
Title: Domestic Workers
Summary: Requires that domestic workers be paid the minimum wage; requires that domestic workers be paid overtime wages; makes certain conduct directed toward a domestic worker an unlawful discriminatory practice; requires a weekly day of rest for domestic workers.05/01/2013 Introduced.
05/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules and Reference.
05/08/2013 From Senate Committee on Rules and Reference: Recommended referral.
05/08/2013 In Senate. To second reading. Read a second time.
05/08/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Oregon

OR H 2744
Author: Gelser (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Requires qualified nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities to pay minimum wage or prevailing rate of wage set forth in state or federal law to individuals with disabilities; requires Oregon Department of Administrative Services to verify that qualified nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities pays minimum wage or prevailing rate of wage; becomes operative on January 1, 2014; declares emergency, effective on passage.02/05/2013 Introduced.
02/13/2013 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/08/2013 In committee upon adjournment.

OR S 639
Author: Whitsett (R)
Title: Youth Employment
Summary: Authorizes employers to pay employees under 20 years of age hourly wage consistent with federal minimum wage for period of 90 days from date employee begins work.02/21/2013 Introduced.
02/25/2013 To Senate Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection.
07/08/2013 In committee upon adjournment.

Pennsylvania

PA S 326
Author: Tartaglione (D)
Title: Minimum Wage Cost-of-Living Adjustment
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages.01/28/2013 Filed.
01/28/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1039 
Author: Cohen (D)
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages; increases to $8.75 thirty days after passage, begins indexing Jan 2015.03/19/2013 Filed.
03/20/2013 Introduced.
03/20/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1057 
Author: Cohen (D)
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages; increases to $9.00 thirty days after passage, begins indexing Jan 2015.03/22/2013 Filed.
03/25/2013 Introduced.
03/25/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1186 
Author: Neilson (D)  ()
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages; increases to $7.35 thirty days after passage, and if the federal rate increases, provides a 10 cent increase over the federal minimum wage. 04/11/2013 Filed.
04/15/2013 Introduced.
04/15/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 858 
Author: Tartaglione (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages; increases to $8.25 in January 2014, $9.00 in January 2015 and begins indexing January 2016.04/18/2013 Filed.
04/18/2013 Introduced.
04/18/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA HR 350 
Author: Cohen (D)
Title: Commemorative Resolution
Summary: Commemorates the 101st anniversary of the minimum wage law.06/04/2013 Filed.
06/10/2013 Introduced.
06/10/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 1099 
Author: Tartaglione (D)
Title: Minimum Wage of tipped Employees
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for definitions and for rate of minimum wages; increases tipped wage base; provides for reporting by the department.09/19/2013 Filed.
09/19/2013 Introduced.
09/19/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1740 
Author: Cohen (D)
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Amends the minimum wage act of 1968; further provides for minimum wages; increases to $9.00 sixty days after enactment, to $10.10 425 days after enactment, begins indexing in January 2017.10/02/2013 Filed.
10/11/2013 Introduced.
10/11/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

Rhode Island

RI H 5390
Author: Slater S (D)
Title: Human Services Behavioral Health Care
Summary: Would set a minimum wage and benefits scale for employees of private providers operating community residences, commencing July 1, 2015. This act would take effect upon passage.02/12/2013 Introduced.
02/12/2013 To House Committee on Labor.
02/21/2013 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration. (02/27/2013)
02/27/2013 In House Committee on Labor. Committee Recommends Measure held for further study.

RI H 5079
Author: Bennett (D)
Title: Labor and Labor Relations
Summary: Raises the minimum wage commencing January 1, 2014 to eight dollars ($8.00) per hour, and requires adjustments by the department of labor and training commencing January 1, 2015; takes effect upon passage.01/15/2013 Introduced.
01/15/2013 To House Committee on Labor.
01/30/2013 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration. (02/05/2013)
02/05/2013 In House Committee on Labor. Committee Recommends Measure held for further study.
06/24/2013 From House Committee on Labor: Recommended as substituted.
06/25/2013 Placed on House Calendar. (06/26/2013)
06/27/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
06/28/2013 Placed on Senate Calendar. (07/01/2013)
07/01/2013 Passed Senate.
07/10/2013 To Governor.
07/15/2013 Signed by Governor.
07/15/2013 Public Law No. 2013-338

RI S 256
Author: Lynch (D)
Title: Minimum Wages
Summary: Raises the minimum wage to $8.00 in January 2014; requires adjustments by the department of labor and training.02/13/2013 Introduced.
02/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor.
04/05/2013 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration. (04/24/2013)
04/24/2013 In Senate Committee on Labor: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.
05/13/2013 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration. (05/15/2013)
05/15/2013 From Senate Committee on Labor: Recommended as substituted and amended.
05/16/2013 Placed on Senate Calendar. (05/22/2013)
05/22/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
05/23/2013 To House Committee on Labor.
06/24/2013 From House Committee on Labor: Recommended passage.
06/25/2013 Placed on House Calendar. (06/26/2013)
06/27/2013 Passed House.
07/11/2013 To Governor.
07/15/2013 Signed by Governor.
07/15/2013 Public Law No. 2013-424

South Carolina

SC H 3941
Author: Sandifer (R)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Prohibits a political subdivision's authority to set a minimum wage; prohibits the mandate of an employee benefit.04/11/2013 Introduced.
04/11/2013 To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
04/24/2013 From House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry: Reported favorably.
04/30/2013 Amended on House floor.
05/01/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
05/01/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/29/2013 Recalled from Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/29/2013 To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Texas

TX H 3082
Author: Collier (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to the minimum wage; increases to $7.75 or the federal, whichever is higher.03/07/2013 Introduced.
03/25/2013 To House Committee on Business and Industry.

TX H 3740
Author: Burnam (D)
Title: Adjusts the Minimum Wage annually Based on the Consumer Price
Summary: Relates to adjusting the minimum wage based on the consumer price index.03/08/2013 Introduced.
03/21/2013 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

Washington

WA H 1150
Author: Condotta (R)
Title: Training Wages
Summary: Allows employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.01/15/2013 Introduced.
01/17/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
01/29/2013 Public hearing scheduled.
05/13/2013 2013 1st Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
11/07/2013 2013 3rd Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 5158
Author: Braun (R)
Title: Good Faith Defense
Summary: Creates a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints; provides that an employer is not liable for failure of the employer to pay minimum wages or overtime compensation under this title if the employer establishes that the act or omission complained of was in good faith.01/20/2013 Introduced.
01/21/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/06/2013 Public hearing scheduled.
02/15/2013 Executive action taken by committee.
02/15/2013 From Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor: Do pass.
03/08/2013 Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
03/11/2013 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
03/11/2013 Passed Senate. To House.
03/13/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
04/28/2013 By order of Resolution - Returned to Senate. Placed on Third Reading.
05/13/2013 2013 1st Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1346
Author: Manweller (R)
Title: Tipped Employee Wages and Benefits
Summary: Regulates tipped employee wages and benefits.01/22/2013 Introduced.
01/23/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
05/13/2013 2013 1st Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
11/07/2013 2013 3rd Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 5275
Author: Holmquist Newbry (R)
Title: Training Wage
Summary: Allows employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.01/23/2013 Introduced.
01/24/2013 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/30/2013 Public hearing scheduled.
02/04/2013 Executive action taken by committee.
02/05/2013 From Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor: Do pass.
03/08/2013 Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
03/26/2013 In Senate Committee on Rules: Indefinitely postponed.
05/13/2013 2013 1st Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1462
Author: Manweller (R)
Title: Minimum Wage and Overtime Compensation Complaints
Summary: Creates a good faith defense for certain minimum wage and overtime compensation complaints.01/25/2013 Introduced.
01/28/2013 To House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
02/13/2013 Public hearing scheduled.
05/13/2013 2013 1st Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
11/07/2013 2013 3rd Special Session Action: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

West Virginia

WV H 2953
Sponsor: Skinner (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Raises the minimum wage to $8.50 effective June 30, 2014.03/18/2013 Introduced.
03/18/2013 To House Committee on Finance.

WV H 3102
Sponsor: Manchin (D)
Title: Minimum Wage
Summary: Raises the minimum wage to $9.00 June 30, 2014.03/25/2013 Introduced.
03/25/2013 To House Committee on Finance.

WV HCR 107
Sponsor: Reynolds (D)
Title: Resolution
Summary: Expresses support for the President's proposal to increase the minimum wage to $9 per hour from $7.25 per hour.03/28/2013 Introduced.
03/28/2013 To House Committee on Rules.
04/12/2013 From House Committee on Rules: Do pass.
04/12/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
04/13/2013 To Senate Committee on Rules.

Wisconsin

WI S 4
Author: Wirch (D)
Title: State Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to a state minimum wage; permits the enactment of local living wage ordinances; extends the time limit for emergency rule procedures; provides an exemption from emergency rule procedures; provides an exemption from rule-making procedures; requires the exercise of rule-making authority.01/31/2013 Introduced.
01/31/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

WI S 320
Author: Fitzgerald S (R)
Title: Exemption of Outside Salespersons From the Minimum Wage
Summary: Relates to exemption of outside salespersons from the minimum wage law.10/02/2013 Introduced.
10/02/2013 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
10/25/2013 From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Recommended passage.
10/25/2013 Available for Scheduling.
11/04/2013 In Senate. Placed on Calendar.
11/05/2013 In Senate. Read second time.
11/05/2013 In Senate. To third reading.
11/05/2013 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly.
11/25/2013  To Assembly Committee on Rules.

WI A 412
Author: Born (R)
Title: Minimum Wage Law
Summary: Relates to exemption of outside salespersons from the minimum wage law.10/04/2013 Introduced.
10/04/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
10/31/2013 From Assembly Committee on Labor: Recommended passage.
10/31/2013 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
11/07/2013 From Assembly Committee on Rules: Placed on calendar.
11/12/2013 In Assembly. Read second time.
11/12/2013 In Assembly. Ordered to a third reading.
11/12/2013 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
11/14/2013 To Senate Committee on Senate Organization.
11/14/2013 Available for Scheduling.

WI A 531
Author: Sinicki (D)
Title: Wage Council
Summary: Relates to creation of a wage council to study and make recommendations concerning increases in the living wage; grants rule-making authority.11/25/2013 Introduced.
11/25/2013 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

Wyoming

WY H 112
Author: Petroff (R)
Title: Labor and Employment
Summary: Relates to labor and employment; authorizes employers to set policies regarding tip and gratuity pooling and distribution as specified; provides for an effective date.01/08/2013 Introduced.
01/10/2013 To House Committee on Revenue.
01/14/2013 From House Committee on Revenue: Do pass with amendment.
01/14/2013 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
01/15/2013 Amended on House floor.
01/15/2013 In House. Passed Second Reading.
01/16/2013 Passed House. To Senate.
01/23/2013 To Senate Committee on Revenue.
01/29/2013 From Senate Committee on Revenue: Do pass.
02/12/2013 Amended on Senate floor.
02/12/2013 In Senate. Passed Second Reading.
02/13/2013 Amended on Senate floor.
02/13/2013 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
02/13/2013 House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
02/13/2013 To Conference Committee.
02/19/2013 To Second Conference Committee.
02/27/2013 Died in Committee.

Source: State Net Bill Tracking Database 2013 year-end search.

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