Bill Text: NH SB10 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2019-08-13 - Vetoed by Governor 08/09/2019 [SB10 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB10-Amended.html

SB 10 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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2019 SESSION

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SENATE BILL 10

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the minimum hourly rate.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/21/2019   0998s

5Jun2019... 2138h 19-1050

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Minimum Hourly Rate.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 279:21 to read as follows:

279:21  Minimum Hourly Rate.  Unless otherwise provided by statute, no person, firm, or corporation shall employ any employee at an hourly rate lower than that set forth in the federal minimum wage law, as amended or the following, whichever is higher:

From January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021, $10 per hour.

From January 1, 2022 and thereafter, $12 per hour.

Tipped employees of a restaurant, hotel, motel, inn or cabin, or ballroom who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips directly from the customers will receive a base rate from the employer of not less than [45] 50 percent of the applicable minimum wage.  If an employee shows to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the actual amount of wages received at the end of each pay period did not equal the minimum wage for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the applicable minimum wage.

Tipped employees who are licensed as secondary game operators pursuant to RSA 287-D and who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips directly from the customers will receive a base rate from the employer of not less than $7.25 per hour.  If such an employee shows to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the actual amount of wages received at the end of each pay period did not equal $12 per hour for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the $12 hourly rate.

The limitations imposed hereby shall be subject to the following exceptions:

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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