senate Bill S6334

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

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Jan 15, 2014 referred to labor

S6334 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §652, Lab L

S6334 - Bill Texts

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Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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BILL NUMBER:S6334

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to increasing
the minimum wage

PURPOSE: To increase the New York State minimum wage to $10.10 per hour
effective on or after December 31, 2014. To create a yearly cost of
living adjustment to the New York State minimum wage each year beginning
in 2016.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 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 to
raise the New York State minimum wage to $10.10 on and after December
31, 2014.

In addition, beginning in 2016, no later than March 1st of each succes-
sive year, the minimum wage provided for the subdivision shall be
increased in proportion to the increase during the preceding calendar
year, if any, in the consumer price index for All Urban Consumers as
published by the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statics of the United States
Department of Labor.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.

JUSTIFICATION: Recently the Chairman of the President's Council of
Economic Advisers, declared that the minimum wage has not kept up with
inflation. A minimum wage that does not keep up with inflation forces
employees working at or near the minimum wage to live in poverty even
though they may work full-time.

Recently, U.S. Rep. George Miller and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin introduced
federal legislation titled the Fair Minimum Wage Act to increase the
federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. In addition, the Fair Minimum
Wage Act would index the federal minimum wage to inflation so that the
minimum wage will keep up with the cost of living.

This bill will put New York State ahead of the federal legislation and
set the New York State minimum wage at the level proposed in the Fair
Minimum Wage Act. This legislation will also provide that the New York
State minimum wage is indexed to inflation going forward so that the
minimum wage will keep up with inflation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No Cost to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6334

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  increasing  the  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 to
read as follows:
  1. Statutory. Every employer 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] $10.10 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.
  AS OF MARCH 1, 2016 AND NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST OF  EACH  SUCCESSIVE
YEAR,  THE  MINIMUM  WAGE  PROVIDED  FOR  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
INCREASED IN PROPORTION TO THE INCREASE DURING  THE  PRECEDING  CALENDAR
YEAR,  IF  ANY,  IN  THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS AS
PUBLISHED BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF  LABOR  STATICS  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13368-02-4

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