THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

168

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. Chapter 46, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"46-A Minimum wage; counties. Each county, by ordinance, may establish a minimum wage rate that is higher than the minimum wage provided in section 387-2."

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

"387-2 Minimum wages. (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) $15.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2020.

(b) 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:

(1) 25 cents;

(2) 50 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2015; and

(3) 75 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2016,

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 50 cents more than the applicable minimum wage; provided that beginning January 1, 2015, the combined amount the employee receives from the employee's employer and in tips is at least $7.00 more than the applicable minimum wage.

(c) On September 30, 2020, and by September 30 of each year thereafter, the department of labor and industrial relations shall calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate. The adjusted minimum wage rate shall be calculated to the nearest five cents using the Honolulu region consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) or a successor index as calculated by the United States Department of Labor for the twelve months prior to September 1 of each year; provided that if in any year the adjustment based on Honolulu region CPI-W would result in a lower minimum wage rate, the minimum wage rate shall not be decreased, and the adjusted minimum wage rate shall remain at the most recently established minimum wage rate. Each adjusted minimum wage rate calculated under this subsection shall take effect on the following January 1.

(d) Beginning on January 1, 2021, each county, by ordinance, may establish a county minimum wage rate pursuant to section 46-A that is higher than the minimum wage rate established by this section and shall supersede for that county the applicable minimum wage rate established by this section."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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By Request


 


 

Report Title:

City and County of Honolulu Mayor's Package; DLIR; Minimum Wage; Counties

 

Description:

Allows counties to set their own minimum wage at a rate that is higher than the state minimum wage rate. Increases the minimum wage in the State to $15 per hour beginning 1/1/2020. Authorizes the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to annually adjust the minimum hourly wage rate in accordance with the Honolulu Region Consumer Price Index beginning on 1/1/2021.

 

 

 

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