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2006 House Bill 378: 26% increase in state minimum wage
Introduced by Rep. J.R. Gray (D) on January 17, 2006 To increase the state minimum wage to $6.00 an hour on the effective date of this Act, and to $6.50 an hour effective July 1, 2007. The bill would increase the minimum hourly wage to the federal minimum wage rate if such rate exceeds the state minimum wage rate.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor and Industry Committee on January 18, 2006
Reported in the House on January 24, 2006 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Farmer (R) on January 26, 2006 To prohibit local governments from establishing a minimum hourly wage different from the minimum wage established in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim DeCesare (R) on January 26, 2006 To exempt educational institutions from paying prevailing wages on construction projects.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim DeCesare (R) on January 26, 2006 To change the title of the bill.
Amendment offered by Rep. David Floyd (R) on January 26, 2006 To delete newspaper delivery employee from minimum wage and overtime exemptions.
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott W. Brinkman (R) on January 26, 2006 To delete provision that indexes Kentucky's minimum wage rate to the federal minimum wage rate.
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul H. Marcotte (R) on January 27, 2006 To delete agriculture employee from minimum wage and overtime exemptions, requiring those employees to earn wages specified in the bill.

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