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Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases, report.


Chief Patron:
Danny Marshall (R)

2021 Regular Session


As introduced. Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency.

Postpones the effective date of scheduled increases to the Virginia minimum wage. The initial increase to $9.50, currently set to take effect on May 1, 2021, will take effect on January 1, 2022, under the bill. The bill postpones the effective dates of all other scheduled increases by one year. The bill also postpones by one year (i) a joint review of the feasibility and potential impact of instituting a regional minimum wage in the Commonwealth by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority, and the Virginia Employment Commission and (ii) the deadline by which the General Assembly is required to reenact the provisions increasing the minimum wage to $13.50 and $15.00 in order for those increases to take effect. The bill contains an emergency clause. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/13/2021 - House: Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 21102281D
  • 01/13/2021 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/19/2021 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 01/26/2021 - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
  • 02/05/2021 - House: Left in Labor and Commerce

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