VA SB704 | 2015 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 2 2014 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2015-01-26 - Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Alternative local minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which an alternative local minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. Adoption of an alternative minimum wage requirement requires majority approval by the voters in a local referendum. If approved at a referendum and imposed by ordinance of the local governing body, the alternative minimum wage requirement shall become effective on the July 1 that follows delivery to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry of certified copies of certain documents. An alternative local minimum wage requires every employer to pay to each of his employees, for work performed by them within the locality, wages at a rate not less than (i) $8.25 per hour during the first 12 months the requirement is in effect; (ii) $9.25 per hour during the following 12 months; and (iii) $10.50 per hour thereafter. If the federal minimum wage exceeds the levels specified in an alternative local minimum wage requirement, the federal minimum wage will prevail.

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Alternative local minimum wage; establishes procedure which wage may be imposed in any locality.


Roll Calls

2015-01-26 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 11 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-01-20 - Senate - Senate: Rereferred from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2015-01-26SenatePassed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)
2015-01-20SenateRereferred to Commerce and Labor
2015-01-20SenateRereferred from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
2014-12-02SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2014-12-02SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100602D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40128.10(n/a)See Bill Text
40128.9(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments