Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on April 29, 2014, to make it unlawful to employ a worker for less than $8.15 an hour beginning in December 2014, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the employer and employee. The current state minimum wage level mandated for hourly employees not covered by a federal wage mandate is $7.40 an hour. The bill would also increase the minimum wage for employees who receive part of their compensation in tips from $2.65 to $2.75 an hour. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on April 29, 2014.