|Posted:||April 11, 2016 02:51 PM|
|From:||Representative Mark B. Cohen|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||$15.00 per hour Minimum Wage|
|I am introducing legislation that would provide for an increase in the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $15.00 per hour over a four year period. This bill will replace HB 1694 that was introduced November 12, 2015. It is being redrafted to make a correction to the schedule. The content of the legislation remains the same.
My bill would increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour within four years in accordance to the following schedule:
My proposal also provides for an annual cost of living adjustment tied to the Consumer Price Index once the $15.00 per hour wage becomes effective. Finally, my legislation would repeal Section 14.1 (Preemption) of the Minimum Wage Act, which prohibits local governments from establishing their own minimum wage requirements. A growing number of local governments throughout the United States are driving the minimum wage debate forward by issuing their own requirements. I believe Pennsylvania cities, counties, boroughs and townships should have the same flexibility as do their counterparts in other states.
Please consider the following:
If you have any questions, you may contact Kathy Seidl of my office at 787-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsors of HB 1694: BISHOP, V. BROWN, CALTAGIRONE, O'BRIEN, ROEBUCK, THOMAS AND YOUNGBLOOD
Introduced as HB2017