Report Title:

Minimum Wage; Increase

 

Description:

Increases minimum wage to $5.75 per hour beginning 01/01/02; and to $6.25 per hour beginning 01/01/03. Raises tip credit from 20 cents to 25 cents effective 01/01/02. (CD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1144

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2


C.D. 1

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 387-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"387-2 Minimum wages. Except as provided in section 387-9 and this section, every employer shall pay to each employee employed by the employer wages at the rate of not less than [$3.85 per hour beginning January 1, 1988, $4.75 per hour beginning April 1, 1992, and]:

(1) $5.25 per hour beginning January 1, 1993[.];

(2) $5.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2002; and

(3) $6.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2003.

The hourly wage of a tipped employee may be deemed to be increased on account of tips if the employee is paid not less than [twenty] 25 cents below the applicable minimum wage by the employee's employer and the combined amount the employee receives from the employee's employer and in tips is at least [fifty] 50 cents more than the applicable minimum wage."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2002.