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Current Legislation in Rhode Island

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HB 5130 - An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations -- Minimum Wages (Gradually Increase the Minimum Wage from Eleven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($11.50) Per Hour to Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) Per Hour, Over 4 Years.)

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

This measure raises the minimum wage.

    1. Commencing October 1, 2021, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per hour.
    2. Commencing October 1, 2022, the minimum wage is thirteen dollars ($13.00) per hour.
    3. Commencing October 1, 2023, the minimum wage is fourteen dollars ($14.00) per hour.
    4. Commencing October 1, 2024, the minimum wage is fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.

SB 1 - An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations -- Minimum Wages (Gradually Increase the Minimum Wage from Eleven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($11.50) Per Hour to Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) Per Hour, Over 4 Years.)

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

This measure raises the minimum wage.

    1. Commencing October 1, 2021, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per hour.
    2. Commencing October 1, 2022, the minimum wage is thirteen dollars ($13.00) per hour.
    3. Commencing October 1, 2023, the minimum wage is fourteen dollars ($14.00) per hour.
    4. Commencing October 1, 2024, the minimum wage is fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.

SB 77 - An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations -- Minimum Wages (Increases Minimum Wage to $11.10 on January 1, 2022, and Then Follow the Consumer Price Index For Further Raises.)

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure raises the minimum wage to $11.10 and then adjusts it to the CPI.

This measure raises the minimum wage to $11.10 on January 1, 2022, and beginning January 1, 2023, and every year after will be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index.

SB 137 - An Act Relating to Taxation -- Tax Credit For Wage Payments (Provides Tax Credit For Businesses As Minimum Wage Bench Marks Are Reached or Adopted In the Future.)

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure provides tax credits for minimum wage benchmarks reached.

This measure provides tax credits for businesses as minimum wage benchmarks are reached or adopted in the future. The benchmarks are as follows:

    1. $11.50 – tax credit $1.00 per hour of wages paid
    2. $13.00 – tax credit of $2.00 per hour of wages paid
    3. $14.00 – tax credit of $3.00 per hour of wages paid

SB 143 - An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations -- Minimum Wages

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure raises the minimum wage to $15 by 2023 and adjusts it for the price of living every year therafter. It also makes the minimum wage during a state of emergency 1.5 times the normal rate.

This measure gradually raises the minimum wage as follows:

    1. Commencing July 1, 2021, - $13.00 per hour.
    2. Commencing July 1, 2022,- $14.00 per hour.
    3. Commencing July 1, 2023, - $15.00 per hour.
    4. Commencing July 1, 2024 and each July 1st thereafter, the minimum wage then in effect will be increased by the increase, if any, in the cost of living, based on the CPI-U.

This measure states that during a declared state of emergency the minimum wage will be 1.5 times the regular minimum wage, effective July 1, 2022. Violations of this measure will result in a fine of $100/day.

SR 136 - Senate Resolution Creating a Special Legislative Commission to Study and Review Rhode Island's Minimum Wage

Issue: Minimum Wage

This resolution creates a legislative commission to study the minimum wage.

This resolution creates a special legislative commission to study the minimum wage and consisting of eleven members. Four members will be members of the Senate, one will be the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, or designee, one will be the President of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, or designee, one will the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), or designee, one will be the State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), or designee, one of will be the President of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, or designee, one will be a member of the general public, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and one will be an owner of a restaurant in Rhode Island, to be appointed by the President of the Senate. The commission must report its findings and recommendations to the Senate no later than May 4, 2021.