Bill S5914-2013

Authorizes the city of New York to implement a minimum wage

Authorizes the city of New York to implement a minimum wage which shall be higher than the state minimum wage.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO LABOR
  • Jul 1, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5914

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing the city of New York to implement a minimum wage

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 652 of the labor law, as amended by section 1 of part P of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amend and a new subdivision 1-a is added that will allow the city of New York to implement a minimum wage for the city of New York which shall be no less than the minimum wage currently set for the state.

Section 2 sets forth an effective date of one hundred and eighty days after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:

While the State of New York has increased its minimum wage, the city of New York should be allowed to set its own minimum wage at a rate higher than the current state law.

The cost of living in the city of New York is significantly higher than many other regions throughout the state and the New York City Council should be empowered to legislate a higher minimum wage rate to address this increased cost of living if it chooses to do so.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect one hundred and eighty days after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5914 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE July 1, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing the city of New York to implement a minimum wage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 652 of the labor law, as amended by section 1 of part P of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read as follows: 1. Statutory. Every employer, EXCEPT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, shall pay to each of its employees for each hour worked a wage of not less than: $4.25 on and after April 1, 1991, $5.15 on and after March 31, 2000, $6.00 on and after January 1, 2005, $6.75 on and after January 1, 2006, $7.15 on and after January 1, 2007, $8.00 on and after December 31, 2013, $8.75 on and after December 31, 2014, $9.00 on and after December 31, 2015, or, if greater, such other wage as may be established by federal law pursuant to 29 U.S.C. section 206 or its successors or such other wage as may be established in accordance with the provisions of this article. 1-A. CITY OF NEW YORK. EVERY EMPLOYER IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL PAY TO EACH OF ITS EMPLOYEES FOR EACH HOUR WORKED A WAGE OF NOT LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE. THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL IMPLEMENT A MINIMUM WAGE FOR SOLELY THE CITY OF NEW YORK WHICH SHALL BE NO LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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