HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

105

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) 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:

(1) $6.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2003;

(2) $6.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2006;

(3) $7.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2007;

(4) $7.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2015;

(5) $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2016;

(6) $9.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2017; [and]

(7) $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2018[.]; and

(8) $ per hour beginning January 1, ."

SECTION 2. Section 387-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"387-9 Special minimum wages for learners; apprentices; full-time students; paroled wards of Hawaii youth correctional facility; handicapped workers[.]; minors. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 387-2, the director may by rule provide for the employment:

(1) Of learners, of apprentices, of part-time employees who are full-time students attending public or private schools other than colleges, universities, business schools, or technical schools, and of wards paroled from the Hawaii youth correctional facility, under special certificates issued by the director, at such wages lower than the applicable minimum wage and subject to such limitations as to time, number, proportion, and length of service as the director shall prescribe; and

(2) Of individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by old age or physical or mental deficiency or injury, under special certificates issued by the director, at such wages lower than the applicable minimum wage and for such period as shall be fixed in the certificates.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 387-2, an employer may pay to each of the employer's employees who is less than eighteen years of age, wages at the rate of not less than eighty-five per cent of the rate established in section 387-2(a) for the first ninety days of that employee's employment.

[(b)] (c) The director may by rule prescribe standards and requirements to ensure that this section will not create a substantial probability of reducing the full-time employment opportunities of persons other than those to whom the special minimum wage rate authorized by this section is applicable."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Minimum Wage; Minors

 

Description:

Increases the minimum wage to an unspecified amount. Authorizes employers to pay minors an amount not less than 85% of the minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment.

 

 

 

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