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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5674

   
 

*HB0559105674SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5591

File No. 747

Cal. No. 522

"AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT SECURITY PROGRAM. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 31-58 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(i) "Minimum fair wage" in any industry or occupation in this state means a wage of not less than six dollars and seventy cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2003, not less than six dollars and ninety cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2004, not less than seven dollars and ten cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2006, not less than seven dollars and forty cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2007, not less than seven dollars and sixty-five cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2009, not less than eight dollars per hour, and effective January 1, 2010, not less than eight dollars and twenty-five cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2014, not less than eight dollars and seventy cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2015, not less than nine dollars and fifteen cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2016, not less than nine dollars and sixty cents per hour, and effective January 1, 2017, or the date on which the average unemployment rate of the state as reported by the Labor Commissioner on the first day of July for the latest available twelve-month period is less than or equal to the average unemployment rate of the nation as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics during the same twelve-month period, whichever is later, not less than ten dollars and ten cents per hour. [or one-half of one per cent rounded to the nearest whole cent more than the highest federal minimum wage, whichever is greater, except as may otherwise be established in accordance with the provisions of this part. ] All wage orders in effect on October 1, 1971, wherein a lower minimum fair wage has been established, are amended to provide for the payment of the minimum fair wage herein established except as hereinafter provided. Whenever the highest federal minimum wage is increased to a dollar amount greater than the minimum fair wage as set forth in this section, the minimum fair wage established under this part shall be increased to the amount of said federal minimum wage plus one-half of one per cent more than said federal rate, rounded to the nearest whole cent, effective on the same date as the increase in the highest federal minimum wage, and shall apply to all wage orders and administrative regulations then in force. The rates for learners, beginners, and persons under the age of eighteen years shall be not less than eighty-five per cent of the minimum fair wage for the first two hundred hours of such employment and equal to the minimum fair wage thereafter, except institutional training programs specifically exempted by the commissioner. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2016

31-58(i)