DE HB94 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on June 30 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-06-30 - Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 94, and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House
Pending: House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]

Summary

The minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 per hour. In 1989, the General Assembly changed the hourly wage to a flat $2.23 per hour, where it has remained since. Had the calculation been left unchanged, the tipped wage would have increased along with the minimum wage. Therefore, this bill ensures that employees who receive tips or gratuities also receive a minimum wage increase when other employees in the State receive a minimum wage increase.

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Title

An Act To Amend Title 19 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware Minimum Wage For Employees Receiving Tips Or Gratuities.

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-06-30 Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 94, and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

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