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HB2/LM (BR891) - G. Stumbo, D. Graham, J. Greer, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, C. Miller, S. Overly, T. Riner, J. Wayne, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to wages.
     Amend KRS 337.010 to change the definition of "employees" of retail stores and service industries to increase the threshold of business that applies to the employer from $95,000 to $500,000; amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.20 per hour on July 1, 2015, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2016, and $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2017; amend KRS 337.420 to define "equivalent jobs" as those that are equal under the federal Equal Pay Act, or jobs that are dissimilar but equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; amend KRS 337.423 to prohibit wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin by prohibiting wage differentials for employees who perform equivalent jobs; provide exceptions for wage differentials based on seniority or merit systems, systems that measure wages by quantity or quality of production, and factors other than sex, race, or national origin; amend KRS 337.425 to require the promulgation of administrative regulations to specify criteria for determining jobs that are dominated by employees of a particular sex, race, or national origin, and an acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; require that the regulations be promulgated on or before July 1, 2016; provide that amendments to KRS 337.423 are EFFECTIVE July 1, 2017.


     HFA1( J. Hoover ) - Amend KRS 337.275 to raise the minimum wage to $8.00 per hour beginning on July 1, 2016 and annually adjust it to reflect the average annual percentage change in the consumer price index.
     HFA2( J. Gooch Jr. ) - Amend KRS 337.275 to exempt cities with a population of less than 8,000 individuals from the increase in minimum wage for paid firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, rescue squad members and other like emergency personnel.

     Jan 06, 2015 - introduced in House
     Jan 08, 2015 - to Labor & Industry (H)
     Feb 03, 2015 - posted in committee
     Feb 05, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 06, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 9, 2015; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 10, 2015 - floor amendment (2) filed ; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 56-43
     Feb 11, 2015 - received in Senate
     Feb 13, 2015 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 11, 2015 - discharge petition filed