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H.R.6211 - Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012
To amend the fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for increases in the minimum wage consistent with inflation, and for other purposes.
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Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. HOLT, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. FUDGE, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. KUCINICH, Ms. CHU, Ms. EDWARDS, Ms. NORTON, Ms. MOORE, Mr. MCGOVERN, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. SERRANO, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. RANGEL, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Ms. PINGREE of Maine, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. STARK, Mr. FILNER, Mr. COHEN, Mrs. MALONEY, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. WELCH, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. FARR, Mr. HONDA, Mr. OLVER, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. MEEKS, Ms. SEWELL, Ms. DELAURO, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Ms. BERKLEY, Ms. BASS of California, Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. NEAL, Ms. VELAZQUEZ, Mr. BECERRA, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. MORAN, Mr. CLARKE of Michigan, Ms. DEGETTE, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. HIGGINS, Mr. PASTOR of Arizona, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. BUTTERFIELD, Ms. RICHARDSON, Mr. KEATING, Mr. CLAY, Mr. LYNCH, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. CARNAHAN, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Ms. TSONGAS, Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia, Mr. CICILLINE, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Ms. HAHN, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. LANGEVIN, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. DEUTCH, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, Mr. CLEAVER, Ms. MATSUI, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Ms. WILSON of Florida, Mr. WAXMAN, Ms. WATERS, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Mr. LOEBSACK, and Mr. BERMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the WorkforceCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES.
(2) DETERMINATION BASED ON INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX- Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (
‘(h)(1) Each year, by not later than the date that is 90 days before a new minimum wage determined under subsection (a)(1)(D) is to take effect, the Secretary shall determine the minimum wage to be in effect pursuant to this subsection for the subsequent 1-year period. The wage determined pursuant to this subsection for a year shall be--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) increased from such amount by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (United States city average, all items, not seasonally adjusted), or its successor publication, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) In calculating the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the Secretary shall compare such Consumer Price Index for the most recent month, quarter, or year available (as selected by the Secretary prior to the first year for which a minimum wage is in effect pursuant to this subsection) with the Consumer Price Index for the same month in the preceding year, the same quarter in the preceding year, or the preceding year, respectively.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) for each succeeding 1-year period until the hourly wage under this paragraph equals 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1) for such period, an hourly wage equal to the amount determined under this paragraph for the preceding year, increased by the lesser of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) the amount necessary for the wage in effect under this paragraph to equal 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1) for such period, rounded to the nearest multiple of $0.05; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) for each succeeding 1-year period after the year in which the hourly wage under this paragraph first equals 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1) for the same period, the amount necessary to ensure that the wage in effect under this paragraph remains equal to 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1), rounded to the nearest multiple of $0.05; and’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Publication of Notice- Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (as amended by subsection (a)) (
‘(i) Not later than 60 days prior to the effective date of any increase in the minimum wage determined under subsection (h) or required for tipped employees in accordance with subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 3(m)(1), as amended by the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register and on the website of the Department of Labor a notice announcing the adjusted required wage.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on the first day of the third month that begins after the date of enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink