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3/5/2018 Media Advisory: Senate Labor Committee to hear minimum wage bills
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Labor Committee will hear several measures concerning minimum wages at a meeting Wednesday.

The committee meets Wednesday, March 7, at the rise of the Senate session (around 4:30 p.m.) in Room 212 on the second floor of the State House. On the agenda are:
  • 2018-H 2244 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Jeanine Calkin (D-Dist. 30, Warwick) would gradually raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, tie it to inflation thereafter, and bring the tipped minimum wage up to the standard minimum wage by 2026.
  • 2018-H 2246 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) would increase minimum wage in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four previous fiscal years, effective 2020.
  • 2018-H 2247 — Sponsored by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston), this bill would raise minimum wage to $11 in 2019 and $12 in 2020.
  • 2018-H 2476 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (D-Dist. 3, Providence) would gradually raise the tipped minimum wage until it is equal with the standard minimum wage by 2023.
  • 2018-H 2478 — Sponsored by Sen. Adam J. Satchell (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick), this bill would gradually increases the minimum hourly wage for employees of employers who provide services to five or more persons with developmental disabilities.

For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5558