1Amending the act of January 17, 1968 (P.L.11, No.5), entitled 
2"An act establishing a fixed minimum wage and overtime rates 
3for employes, with certain exceptions; providing for minimum 
4rates for learners and apprentices; creating a Minimum Wage 
5Advisory Board and defining its powers and duties; conferring 
6powers and imposing duties upon the Department of Labor and 
7Industry; imposing duties on employers; and providing 
8penalties," further providing for minimum wages.

9The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
10hereby enacts as follows:

11Section 1. Section 4(a) of the act of January 17, 1968 
12(P.L.11, No.5), known as The Minimum Wage Act of 1968, amended 
13July 5, 2012 (P.L.987, No.109), is amended to read:

14Section 4. Minimum Wages.--Except as may otherwise be
15provided under this act:

16(a) Every employer shall pay to each of his or her employes
17wages for all hours worked at a rate of not less than:

18(1) Two dollars sixty-five cents ($2.65) an hour upon the
19effective date of this amendment.

20(2) Two dollars ninety cents ($2.90) an hour during the year

1beginning January 1, 1979.

2(3) Three dollars ten cents ($3.10) an hour during the year
3beginning January 1, 1980.

4(4) Three dollars thirty-five cents ($3.35) an hour after
5December 31, 1980.

6(5) Three dollars seventy cents ($3.70) an hour beginning
7February 1, 1989.

8(6) Five dollars fifteen cents ($5.15) an hour beginning
9September 1, 1997.

10(7) Six dollars twenty-five cents ($6.25) an hour beginning
11January 1, 2007.

12(8) Seven dollars fifteen cents ($7.15) an hour beginning
13July 1, 2007.

14(9) Nine dollars ($9) an hour beginning sixty days after the
15effective date of this paragraph.

16(10) Ten dollars ten cents ($10.10) an hour beginning four
17hundred twenty-five days after the effective date of this

19(11) Beginning January 1, 2017, and each succeeding January
201 thereafter, the minimum wage shall be increased by an annual
21cost-of-living adjustment calculated by applying the percentage
22change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-
23U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area,
24for the most recent twelve-month period for which figures have
25been officially reported by the United States Department of
26Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics sixty days prior to the date
27the adjustment is due to take effect, to the then current
28minimum wage amount and rounded to the nearest multiple of five
29cents (5¢). The percentage increase and the minimum wage amounts
30shall be determined by the secretary as herein prescribed and

1public notice given in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within ten days
2of the date such determination is made.

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4Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.