senate Bill S5914

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to implement a minimum wage

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Jul 01, 2013 referred to rules

S5914 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง652, Lab L

S5914 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of New York to implement a minimum wage which shall be higher than the state minimum wage.

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BILL NUMBER:S5914

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to
authorizing the city of New York to implement a minimum wage

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 652 of the labor law, as
amended by section 1 of part P of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is
amend and a new subdivision 1-a is added that will allow the city of
New York to implement a minimum wage for the city of New York which
shall be no less than the minimum wage currently set for the state.

Section 2 sets forth an effective date of one hundred and eighty days
after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:

While the State of New York has increased its minimum wage, the city
of New York should be allowed to set its own minimum wage at a rate
higher than the current state law.

The cost of living in the city of New York is significantly higher
than many other regions throughout the state and the New York City
Council should be empowered to legislate a higher minimum wage rate to
address this increased cost of living if it chooses to do so.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect one hundred and eighty days after it shall
have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5914

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing  the  city  of
  New York to implement a minimum wage

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 652 of the labor law,  as  amended
by section 1 of part P of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended and
a new subdivision 1-a is added to read as follows:
  1.  Statutory.  Every  employer, EXCEPT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, shall
pay to each of its employees for each hour worked a  wage  of  not  less
than:
  $4.25 on and after April 1, 1991,
  $5.15 on and after March 31, 2000,
  $6.00 on and after January 1, 2005,
  $6.75 on and after January 1, 2006,
  $7.15 on and after January 1, 2007,
  $8.00 on and after December 31, 2013,
  $8.75 on and after December 31, 2014,
  $9.00  on and after December 31, 2015, or, if greater, such other wage
as may be established by federal law pursuant to 29 U.S.C.  section  206
or its successors
or  such  other  wage  as  may  be  established  in  accordance with the
provisions of this article.
  1-A. CITY OF NEW YORK. EVERY EMPLOYER IN THE CITY OF  NEW  YORK  SHALL
PAY  TO  EACH  OF  ITS EMPLOYEES FOR EACH HOUR WORKED A WAGE OF NOT LESS
THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE. THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL IMPLEMENT A  MINIMUM  WAGE
FOR  SOLELY THE CITY OF NEW YORK WHICH SHALL BE NO LESS THAN THE MINIMUM
WAGE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10806-01-3

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