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S 0147 - Imposes a mandatory minimum wage for eligible employees

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: John Scott (D)
Last Action: 1/8/2019 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Imposes a mandatory state minimum wage for people who are eligible for the minimum wage provided by federal law, which must be at least one dollar greater than federal minimum wage, and must be adjusted annually for inflation.

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S 0147 Joint Resolution, By Scott
Summary: Minimum wage
    A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, BY ADDING SECTION 16 TO ARTICLE XVII RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, SO AS TO IMPOSE A MANDATORY MINIMUM WAGE FOR PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE STATE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW, IF ANY; TO PROVIDE A PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION; TO PROVIDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION; TO PROVIDE REMEDIES FOR CIVIL ACTIONS BROUGHT PRIVATELY AND BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL; TO PROVIDE A CLASS ACTION MAY BE USED TO BRING AN ACTION UNDER THIS SECTION; TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DESIGNATE A STATE OFFICE OR AGENCY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION IN A CERTAIN MANNER; AND TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF AUTHORITY OF THIS STATE OFFICE OR AGENCY.
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 109)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 109)



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