RI H5851 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 6 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-06-16 - Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Pending: Senate Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Repeals ยง 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.

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Minimum Wages


Roll Calls

2021-05-06 - House - Passage (Y: 66 N: 6 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-28 - House - House Committee on Labor: Passage (Y: 9 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-06-16SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2021-06-05SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/16/2021)
2021-06-05SenateMeeting postponed (06/10/2021)
2021-06-04SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration
2021-05-07SenateReferred to Senate Labor
2021-05-06HouseHouse read and passed
2021-04-30HousePlaced on House Calendar (05/06/2021)
2021-04-28HouseCommittee recommends passage
2021-04-23HouseScheduled for consideration (04/28/2021)
2021-03-01HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2021-02-26HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)
2021-02-24HouseIntroduced, referred to House Labor

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Bill Comments