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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2988         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2291

 

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

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

James B. Eldridge

 

Sonia Chang-Diaz

 

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Sean Curran

9th Hampden

Christopher N. Speranzo

3rd Berkshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2988        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2291

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2291) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to promote 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:-

              $8.75 per hour as of July 1, 2011, $9.50 per hour as of July 1, 2012 and $10.00 per hour as of July 1, 2013

              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 2014, 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 word “$.10” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              $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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