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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6299

 

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 2101

   

Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. O'BRIEN, 24th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 31-58 of the general statutes be amended to increase the percentage by which the state minimum fair wage must exceed the federal minimum wage from one-half of one per cent more than the federal rate to twenty per cent more then the federal rate.

Statement of Purpose:

To help workers earn enough to better provide for their families and to help Connecticut's businesses by ensuring that more working consumers have sufficient income to pay for goods and services in the state.