Bill Text: IA SF156 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act increasing the state minimum hourly wage and providing for subsequent increases by the same percentage as the increase in federal social security benefits.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-01-30 - Subcommittee: Schultz, Boulton, and Chapman. S.J. 173. [SF156 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-SF156-Introduced.html

Senate File 156 - Introduced




                                 SENATE FILE       
                                 BY  BOULTON, TAYLOR,
                                     JOCHUM, HOGG,
                                     QUIRMBACH, BISIGNANO,
                                     D. JOHNSON, PETERSEN,
                                     and McCOY

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act increasing the state minimum hourly wage and providing
  2    for subsequent increases by the same percentage as the
  3    increase in federal social security benefits.
  4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 91D.1, subsection 1, paragraphs a and d,
  1  2 Code 2017, are amended to read as follows:
  1  3    a.  (1)  The state hourly wage shall be at least $6.20 as of
  1  4 April 1, 2007, and $7.25 as of January 1, 2008 $8.75 as of July
  1  5 1, 2017, $9.75 as of January 1, 2018, and $10.75 as of January
  1  6 1, 2019.
  1  7    (2)  The state hourly wage, including the state hourly wage
  1  8 for the first ninety calendar days of employment provided
  1  9 in paragraph "d", shall be increased annually on January 1,
  1 10 beginning January 1, 2020, by the same percentage as the
  1 11 cost=of=living increase in federal social security benefits
  1 12 authorized during the current state fiscal year by the federal
  1 13 social security administration pursuant to section 215 of the
  1 14 federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. {415.
  1 15    d.  An employer is not required to pay an employee the
  1 16 applicable state hourly wage provided in paragraph "a" until the
  1 17 employee has completed ninety calendar days of employment with
  1 18 the employer. An employee who has completed ninety calendar
  1 19 days of employment with the employer prior to April 1, 2007, or
  1 20 January 1, 2008, shall earn the applicable state hourly minimum
  1 21 wage as of that the date of completion. An employer shall
  1 22 pay an employee who has not completed ninety calendar days of
  1 23 employment with the employer an hourly wage of at least $5.30
  1 24 as of April 1, 2007, and $6.35 as of January 1, 2008 $7.85 as
  1 25 of July 1, 2017, $8.85 as of January 1, 2018, and $9.85 as of
  1 26 January 1, 2019.
  1 27                           EXPLANATION
  1 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 29 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 30    This bill increases the state minimum hourly wage to $8.75 as
  1 31 of July 1, 2017, $9.75 as of January 1, 2018, and $10.75 as of
  1 32 January 1, 2019. The bill increases the state minimum hourly
  1 33 wage for employees employed for less than 90 days to $7.85 as
  1 34 of July 1, 2017, $8.85 as of January 1, 2018, and $9.85 as of
  1 35 January 1, 2019.
  2  1 The bill also increases the state minimum hourly wage,
  2  2 including the minimum hourly wage established for employees
  2  3 employed for less than 90 days, annually on January 1,
  2  4 beginning January 1, 2020, by the same percentage as the
  2  5 cost=of=living increase in social security benefits effective
  2  6 as of the previous December, as authorized by the federal
  2  7 social security administration.
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