Rep. McDermott addresses minimum wage amendment

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE. Report Title: Labor; Minimum Wage; Tip Credit Description: Increases minimum wage rate to $7.75 per hour beginning on 1/1/15, $8.50 per hour beginning on 1/1/16, $9.25 per hour beginning on 1/1/17, and $10.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/18. Increases the tip credit to 50 cents per hour beginning on 1/1/15, and 75 cents per hour beginning on 1/1/16; provided that beginning 1/1/15, the combined amount the employee receives in wages and tips is at least $7 more than the applicable minimum wage. (SB2609 HD2) Floor Amendment No. 6 offered by Rep. McDermott. 4/8/2014 H Floor amendment failed following a voice vote: Noes, 4 (Representative(s) Ing, Luke, McKelvey, Rhoads). Excused, 2 (Representative(s) Cachola, Takumi).

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