SB 7

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed Senate Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 04, 2020
  • Became Law Apr 22, 2020

Minimum wage; increases to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021.

Abstract

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025; and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. For January 1, 2027, and thereafter, the annual minimum wage shall be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measure provides that the increases scheduled for 2025 and 2026 will not become effective unless reenacted by the General Assembly prior to July 1, 2024. If such provisions are not reenacted prior to July 1, 2024, then the annual minimum wage will be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index beginning January 1, 2025. The measure creates a training wage at 75 percent of the minimum wage for employees in on-the-job training programs lasting less than 90 days. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act; persons employed in domestic service or in or about a private home; persons who normally work and are paid on the amount of work done; persons with intellectual or physical disabilities except those whose employment is covered by a special certificate issued by the U.S. Secretary of Labor; persons employed by an employer who does not employ four or more persons at any one time; and persons who are less than 18 years of age and who are under the jurisdiction of a juvenile and domestic relations district court. The measure provides that the Virginia minimum wage does not apply to persons participating in the U.S. Department of State's au pair program, persons employed as temporary foreign workers, and persons employed by certain amusement or recreational establishments, organized camps, or religious or nonprofit educational conference centers. This bill is identical to HB 395.

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021; to $10.50 per hour effective July 1, 2022; and to $11.50 per hour effective July 1, 2023. Thereafter the yearly increase is indexed to the wage region with the highest median household income. The Commissioner is required to create the wage regions based on median household income and cost of living. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the Federal Labor Standards Act and to public employees. The measure provides that once the minimum wage in any wage region reaches $15.00 per hour, the yearly increase will be based on the increase in the CPI-U for the wage region with the highest median household income and a proportional increase in all other wage regions. The measure creates a training wage at 75 percent of the minimum wage for full-time students working less than 20 hours a week or employees in on-the-job training programs lasting less than 90 days.

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2025; and to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026. For January 1, 2027, and thereafter, the annual minimum wage shall be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measure provides that the increases scheduled for 2025 and 2026 will not become effective unless reenacted by the General Assembly prior to July 1, 2024. If such provisions are not reenacted prior to July 1, 2024, then the annual minimum wage will be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index beginning January 1, 2025. The measure creates a training wage at 75 percent of the minimum wage for employees in on-the-job training programs lasting less than 90 days. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act; persons employed in domestic service or in or about a private home; persons who normally work and are paid on the amount of work done; persons with intellectual or physical disabilities except those whose employment is covered by a special certificate issued by the U.S. Secretary of Labor; persons employed by an employer who does not employ four or more persons at any one time; and persons who are less than 18 years of age and who are under the jurisdiction of a juvenile and domestic relations district court. The measure provides that the Virginia minimum wage does not apply to persons participating in the U.S. Department of State's au pair program, persons employed as temporary foreign workers, and persons employed by certain amusement or recreational establishments, organized camps, or religious or nonprofit educational conference centers. This bill is identical to HB 395.

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wagefrom its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $11 per hour, effective July1, 2021; to $12 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $13 per hour, effective July 1, 2023; to $14 per hour, effective July 1, 2024;and to $15 per hour, effective July 1, 2025, unless a higher minimumwage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For July 1, 2026, and thereafter, the annual minimum wage shall beadjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measurealso provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA.

Bill Sponsors (9)

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2020

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 20-N)

House

Enacted, Chapter 1242 (effective 7/1/20)

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

Senate

Reenrolled bill text (SB7ER2)

Senate

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

House

VOTE: (47-Y 43-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (47-Y 43-N)

Senate

Chair votes Yes

Apr 11, 2020

Senate

Governor's recommendation received by Senate

Mar 23, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7ER)

Mar 20, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7S4)

Mar 08, 2020

House

VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 44-N)

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Conference substitute printed 20109919D-S4

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N)

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Senate

Senate acceded to request (21-Y 19-N)

House

House requested conference committee

House

House insisted on substitute

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Mar 04, 2020

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N)

House

Passed House with substitute (54-Y 44-N)

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB7H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20109135D-H1

Mar 03, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7H1)

House

Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)

Feb 25, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 20109135D-H1

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7ES3)

Feb 18, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

House

Read first time

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Amendments by Senator Surovell agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendments waived

Senate

Amendments by Senator Newman withdrawn

Senate

Substitute by Senator Surovell agreed to 20108108D-S3

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute rejected 20107341D-S2

Senate

Committee substitute rejected 20106933D-S1

Senate

Read second time

Senate

Floor substitute printed 20108108D-S3 (Surovell)

Senate

Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Printed as engrossed 20108108D-ES3

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendments SB7ES3

Senate

Amendment #3 by Senator Newman agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 06, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 5-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20107341D-S2

Feb 04, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7S1)

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20106933D-S1

Senate

Incorporates SB816 (Morrissey)

Senate

Incorporates SB81 (Marsden)

Senate

Incorporates SB73 (Locke)

Jan 24, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB7)

Nov 18, 2019

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100502D

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendments SB7ES3 HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB7H1) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB7S4) HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB7ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (SB7ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1242) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB7ASR HTML
Amendment: SB7AS HTML
Amendment: SB7AG HTML
Amendment: SB7AC HTML

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