RI S0508 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on February 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-27 - Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Pending: Senate Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Gradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by July 1, 2023, and the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15 an hour by January 1, 2027.

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Minimum Wages



2019-03-27SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-03-22SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/27/2019)
2019-03-13SenateMeeting postponed (03/13/2019)
2019-03-08SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration
2019-02-27SenateIntroduced, referred to Senate Labor

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