06RS HB378


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HB 378/LM (BR 1349) - J. Gray, B. Yonts, J. Barrows, T. Burch, De. Butler, L. Clark, W. Hall, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, C. Meade, C. Miller, L. Napier, R. Nelson, J. Richards, C. Siler, J. Stacy, K. Stein, J. Wayne, M. Weaver, R. Webb, R. Weston, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to the minimum wage.
     Amend KRS 337.275 to increase the state minimum wage to $6.00 an hour on the effective date of this Act, and to $6.50 an hour effective July 1, 2007; and increase to federal minimum wage rate if such rate exceeds the state minimum wage rate.


     HFA (1, B. Farmer) - Prohibit local governments from establishing a minimum hourly wage different from the minimum wage established in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

     HFA (2, J. DeCesare) - Retain original provisions of the bill and create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to exempt educational institutions from paying prevailing wages on construction projects.

     HFA (3/Title, J. DeCesare) - "Make title amendment."

     HFA (4, D. Floyd) - Delete newspaper delivery employee from minimum wage and overtime exemptions.

     HFA (5, S. Brinkman) - Delete provision that indexes Kentucky's minimum wage rate to the federal minimum wage rate.

     HFA (6, P. Marcotte) - Delete agriculture employee from minimum wage and overtime exemptions.

     Jan 17-introduced in House
     Jan 18-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 26, 2006
     Jan 26-floor amendments (1) (2) (3-title) (4) and (5) filed
     Jan 27-floor amendment (6) filed
     Feb 7-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Labor and Industry (H)

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