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HB278/LM (BR1134) - G. Stumbo, T. Riner, W. Coursey, J. Donohue, C. Miller

     AN ACT relating to wages.
     Amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.20 per hour on August 1, 2016, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2017, and $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2018; amend KRS 337.010 the definition of employees of retail stores and service industries, to increase the applicable threshold of business that applies to from $95,000 to $500,000; 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 acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; require that the promulgation occur on or before July 1, 2017; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2018.


HB278 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1/LM - Retain the original provisions except to delete the provisions requiring an increase of the minimum wage after the minimum wage is increased to $8.20, effective August 1, 2016.
     HFA1( B. Rowland ) - Permit an employer to pay the increase of the minimum wage into an employee benefit plan.
     HFA2( B. Rowland ) - Permit an employer to pay the increase of the minimum wage into an employee benefit plan.
     HFA3( J. Hoover ) - Amend KRS 337.275 to begin the increase in minimum wage of $8.20 on July 1, 2018; require the Labor Cabinet to adjust the minimum wage based on the consumer price index on July 1 of each year; delete the references relating Kentucky's minimum wage to the federal minimum wage.
     HFA4( J. Hoover ) - Amend KRS 337.275 to require the Labor Cabinet to adjust the minimum wage based on the consumer price index beginning on July 1 of each year; delete the references relating Kentucky's minimum wage to the federal minimum wage.

     Jan 20, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 21, 2016 - to Labor & Industry (H)
     Jan 25, 2016 - posted in committee
     Jan 28, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 29, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 01, 2016 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 04, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2016 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday March 9, 2016; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 09, 2016 - floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute