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Senate File 2222

SENATE FILE BY DEARDEN, KREIMAN, COURTNEY, QUIRMBACH, GRONSTAL, KIBBIE, BLACK, BEALL, CONNOLLY, BOLKCOM, STEWART, DVORSKY, HATCH, HORN, SENG, RIELLY, and McCOY Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the state minimum hourly wage rate requirement 2 and providing for an inflation adjustment. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5745SS 81 5 kh/gg/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 91D.1, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 2 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 a. (1) The hourly wage stated in the federal minimum wage 1 4 law, pursuant to 29 U.S.C. } 206, shall be increased to $3.85 1 5 on January 1 of 1990, $4.25 on January 1 of 1991, and $4.65 1 6 $7.25 on January 1 of 1992, 2007. 1 7 (2) No later than September 30 of each year, beginning in 1 8 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, the labor commissioner 1 9 shall calculate an adjustment of the wage amount specified in 1 10 subparagraph (1) based upon the increase, from August of the 1 11 preceding year to August of the year in which the calculation 1 12 is made, in the United States city average consumer price 1 13 index for all urban consumers for all items as prepared by the 1 14 bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of 1 15 labor or its successor. The wage amount established under 1 16 this subparagraph shall be rounded to the nearest five cents 1 17 and shall take effect as the state minimum hourly wage rate, 1 18 replacing the amount specified in subparagraph (1), on January 1 19 1 of the following year. 1 20 Sec. 2. Section 91D.1, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 1 21 2005, is amended by striking the paragraph. 1 22 EXPLANATION 1 23 This bill raises the state's hourly minimum wage to $7.25 1 24 beginning January 1, 2007. The bill eliminates a separate, 1 25 lower minimum wage for employees who have worked less than 90 1 26 days for an employer. The bill also directs the labor 1 27 commissioner, beginning in fiscal year 2007=2008, to calculate 1 28 an adjustment to the minimum hourly wage rate set in the 1 29 previous fiscal year, based on the increase, from August of 1 30 the preceding year to August of the year in which the 1 31 calculation is made, in the U.S. city average consumer price 1 32 index for all urban consumers for all items as prepared by the 1 33 bureau of labor statistics of the U.S. department of labor. 1 34 The bill directs that the amount be rounded to the nearest 5 1 35 cents and take effect as the state minimum hourly wage rate, 2 1 replacing the prior year's rate, on January 1 of the following 2 2 year. 2 3 The federal minimum wage laws have primacy over state 2 4 minimum wage laws unless the state sets a higher minimum wage. 2 5 The federal hourly minimum wage, which took effect September 2 6 1, 1997, is $5.15. The federal subminimum, or youth, wage for 2 7 employees under 20 years of age during their first 90 2 8 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer is 2 9 $4.25 an hour. 2 10 LSB 5745SS 81 2 11 kh:nh/gg/14
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