Bill Text: NY S02228 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes local governments to pay higher levels of minimum wage.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-23 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S02228 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02228-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        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 authorizing local  govern-
          ments to pay higher level of minimum wage benefits
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a  new  section  666  to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  666.  Non-preemption  clause.  Nothing in this article or any other
     4  provision of law shall be  deemed  to  prohibit  any  municipality  from
     5  establishing  or  enforcing  within its geographic boundaries payment of
     6  minimum wage of benefits standards that are higher  or  more  protective
     7  than those established pursuant to this article.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.