Minimum Wage Increase Moving, Indexing Provision Removed

The House Economic Matters Committee approved an amended version of Governor Martin O’Malley’s minimum wage increase bill by a vote of 13-8

The amendments delayed the increase by six months, increasing from the current $7.25 level to $8.20 on January 1, 2015; $9.15 on January 1, 2016; and $10.10 on January 1, 2017. The committee also removed the provision to index the minimum wage to inflation after 2017. 

Read More: Washington Post | Baltimore Sun 

The full House of Delegates will begin debating the bill on the House floor today, March 5. For more information, contact Deriece Pate Bennett at dpatebennett@mdchamber.org

Legislative Issues Tag: Employment Issues

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