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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1891         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1701

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Jason Lewis

 

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1891        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1701

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2291 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

                 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

               

              SECTION 1.  Section 1 of chapter 151 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the figure “$8.00” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: - $9.00.

              SECTION 2.  Said section 1 of said chapter 151 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$9.00”, inserted by section 1, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $10.00.

              SECTION 3.  Said section 1 of said chapter 151 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$10.00”, inserted by section 2, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $11.00.

              SECTION 4.  Said section 1 of said chapter 151 is hereby amended by inserting, in line 10, after the word “nine”, the following words:-

              Beginning in 2016, and in each year thereafter, the minimum wage shall be adjusted based upon the twelve-month percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (or a successor index, if any) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, based on the most recent twelve-month period for which data is available at the time that the adjustment is made, and rounded up to the nearest five cents. The adjusted minimum wage shall be calculated and announced by April 1 of each year, and shall become effective as the new minimum wage on July 1 of each year.

              SECTION 5.  Said section 1 of said chapter 151 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 12, the figure “$.10” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $1.50.

              SECTION 6.  Said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out section 1A, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-.

              Except as otherwise provided in this section, no employer in the commonwealth shall employ any of his employees in an occupation, as defined in section two, for a work week longer than forty hours, unless such employee receives compensation for his employment in excess of forty hours at a rate not less than one and one half times the regular rate at which he is employed. Sums paid as commissions, drawing accounts, bonuses, or other incentive pay based on sales or production, shall be excluded in computing the regular rate and the overtime rate of compensation under the provisions of this section. In any work week in which an employee of a retail business is employed on a Sunday or certain holidays at a rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of compensation at which he is employed as provided in chapter 136, the hours so worked on Sunday or certain holidays shall be excluded from the calculation of overtime pay as required by this section, unless a collectively bargained labor agreement provides otherwise. Except as otherwise provided in the second sentence, nothing in this section shall be construed to otherwise limit an employee’s right to receive one and one-half times the regular rate of compensation for an employee on Sundays or certain holidays or to limit the voluntary nature of work on Sundays or certain holidays, as provided for in said chapter 136.

              This section shall not be applicable to any employee who is employed:—

              (1) as a janitor or caretaker of residential property, who when furnished with living quarters is paid a wage of not less than thirty dollars per week.

              (2) as a golf caddy, newsboy or child actor or performer.

              (3) as a bona fide executive, or administrative or professional person or qualified trainee for such position earning more than eighty dollars per week.

              (4) as an outside salesman or outside buyer.

              (5) as a learner, apprentice or handicapped person under a special license as provided in section nine.

              (6) as a fisherman or as a person employed in the catching or taking of any kind of fish, shellfish or other aquatic forms of animal and vegetable life.

              (7) as a switchboard operator in a public telephone exchange.

              (8) as a driver or helper on a truck with respect to whom the Interstate Commerce Commission has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred and four of the motor carrier act of nineteen hundred and thirty-five, or as employee of an employer subject to the provisions of Part 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act or subject to title II of the Railway Labor Act.

              (9) in a business or specified operation of a business which is carried on during a period or accumulated periods not in excess of one hundred and twenty days in any year, and determined by the commissioner to be seasonal in nature.

              (10) as a seaman.

              (11) by an employer licensed and regulated pursuant to chapter one hundred and fifty-nine A.

              (12) as a garageman, which term shall not include a parking lot attendant.

              (13) in a non-profit school or college.

              (14) in a summer camp operated by a non-profit charitable corporation.

              (15) as a laborer engaged in agriculture and farming on a farm.

              (16) in an amusement park containing a permanent aggregation of amusement devices, games, shows, and other attractions operated during a period or accumulated periods not in excess of one hundred and fifty days in any one year.

              SECTION 7.  Section 2 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 27, the words “agricultural and farm work”.

              SECTION 8.  Section 7 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 30 and 31, the words “the cash wage required to be paid such an employee on July 1, 1999” and inserting in place thereof the words:-

              70 percent of the wage in effect under section 1 of this chapter

              SECTION 9.  Section 20A of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2,  the word “two” and inserting in place thereof the word:-

              Three

              SECTION 10.  Section 1 shall take effect 60 days after enactment.

              SECTION 11.  Section 2 shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

              SECTION 12.  Section 3 shall take effect on July 1, 2015.

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