SPONSOR:

Sen. Marshall & Sen. McDowell & Sen. McBride & Rep. Brady & Rep. Mulrooney

 

Sens. Henry, Peterson, Townsend; Reps. Baumbach, Bolden, Heffernan, J. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Lynn, Mitchell, Osienski, Paradee, K. Williams, B. Short

 

DELAWARE STATE SENATE

148th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

SENATE BILL NO. 39

 

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

 


Section 1. Amend Chapter 9, Title 19 by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

902 Minimum wage rate [For current federal minimum wage, see 29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)(A)]

(a) Except as may otherwise be provided under this chapter, every employer shall pay to every employee in any occupation wages of a rate:

(1) Not less than $7.75 per hour effective June 1, 2014; and

(2) (1) Not less than $8.25 per hour effective June 1, 2015.; and

(2) Not less than $8.75 per hour effective June 1, 2016.; and

(3) Not less than $9.25 per hour effective June 1, 2017; and

(4) Not less than $9.75 per hour effective June 1, 2018; and

(5) Not less than $10.25 per hour effective June 1, 2019.

Upon the establishment of a federal minimum wage in excess of the state minimum wage, the minimum wage in this State shall be equal in amount to the federal minimum wage, except as may otherwise be provided under this chapter.; and, in addition, effective July 1, 2019, the hourly rate shall thereafter increase by a percentage equal to the percentage of Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as determined periodically under the federal Social Security Act, with the increase in the hourly rate being effective 90 days after the effective date of the corresponding increase in federal Social Security benefits.


SYNOPSIS

This bill provides for an increase of the minimum wage by .50 cents per year for the next 4 years beginning June 1, 2016 and adds a COLA increase thereafter.

Author: Senator Marshall