(BR 347) - J. Gray, J.
Richards, T. Burch,
L. Clark, L. Combs, J. Crenshaw, T.
Firkins, J. Glenn, D. Graham, K. Hall, R. Henderson, J. Jenkins, R. Meeks, C. Miller, R. Nelson, F. Nesler, D. Owens, T. Riner, C. Rollins
II, A. Smith, J. Stacy,
K. Stein, D. Watkins,
J. Wayne, R.
Weston, R. Wilkey, B.
relating to the minimum wage.
Amend KRS 337.275 to increase the state minimum
hourly wage to $7.00 an hour on the effective date of this Act; provide for
further increase to federal minimum hourly wage rate if such rate exceeds
the state minimum hourly wage rate; require, effective July 1, 2008, and
annually thereafter, that the minimum hourly wage be adjusted according to the
Consumer Price Index; abolish the tip credit allowed for employers and
provide that tipped employees be paid the state minimum hourly wage; and
require the Department of Labor to post the state minimum hourly wage level
as adjusted on the department's Internet Web site.
Dec 13-To: Interim Joint Committee on Labor
Jan 2-introduced in House
Jan 3-to Labor and Industry (H)
Feb 6-posting waived