2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
Increase Minimum Wage

Item 118 #1s

Item 118 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Commerce and Trade
Department of Labor and Industry FY2017 $476,945 FY2018 $476,945 GF
FY2017 5.00 FY2018 5.00 FTE

Page 90, line 3, strike "$3,062,075" and insert "$3,539,020".
Page 90, line 3, strike "$3,064,252" and insert "$3,541,197".

Page 405, after line 31, insert:

"T.  Out of the appropriation for this Item, amounts estimated at $40,112 the first year, and $284,750 the second year from the general fund shall be transferred to applicable state agencies and institutions of higher education to support costs associated with raising the Virginia minimum wage to levels specified in SB 129 (2016). ".


(This amendment provides $476,945 and five positions each year from the general fund to raise the Virginia minimum wage above the federal minimum wage $7.25, which is currently prescribed by the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act, to $8.00 per hour in FY 2017, $9.00 per hour in FY 2018, and $10.10 per hour in FY 2019, as required by SB 129. This amendment is contingent upon final adoption of SB 129 by the 2016 General Assembly.)