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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2272         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1757

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Denise Provost

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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 promoting the Commonwealth's economic recovery with a strong minimum wage .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2272        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1757

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1757) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage and link future increases to the Consumer Price Index.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act promoting the Commonwealth's economic recovery 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:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official

              Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in the second sentence, the words “$8.00 per hour”

              and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              $11.00 per hour as of July 1, 2013, $11.50 per hour as of July 1, 2014 and $12.00 per hour as of

              July 1, 2015

              SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting

              after the second sentence the following new sentences:-

              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 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 3. Said section 1 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by

              striking out, in the last sentence, the figure “$.10” and inserting in place thereof the following

              figure:-

              $1.50

              SECTION 4. Section 7 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out,

              in the third paragraph, the words “the cash wage required to be paid such an employee on July 1,

              1999” and inserting in place thereof:-

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

              SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on upon enactment.

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