HB 186 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 186
SPONSORS: Rep. Moffett, Merr. 9; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. D. Ley, Ches. 9; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21
COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
This bill establishes a minimum hourly rate which increases over the next 3 years, requires tipped employees to receive 50 percent of the applicable minimum hourly rate, and establishes a youth minimum wage for employees under 17 years of age.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
14Mar2019... 0723h 19-0151
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
279:21 Minimum Hourly Rate. Unless otherwise provided by statute, no person, firm, or corporation shall employ any employee 17 years of age or older at an hourly rate lower than that set forth in the federal minimum wage law, as amended, or the following minimum hourly rate, whichever is higher:
$9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2020.
$10.75 per hour effective January 1, 2021.
$12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022, and thereafter.
Tipped employees of a restaurant, hotel, motel, inn or cabin, or ballroom who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips directly from the customers will receive a base rate from the employer of not less than  50 percent of the applicable minimum [wage] hourly rate. If an employee shows to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the actual amount of wages received at the end of each pay period did not equal the minimum [wage] hourly rate for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the applicable minimum [wage] hourly rate. The limitations imposed hereby shall be subject to the following exceptions:
IX. The minimum hourly rate for a person under 17 years of age shall be one dollar per hour less than the minimum hourly rate applicable under this section.
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 2 P. 40|
|Feb. 20, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/20/2019 01:05 pm LOB 305-307|
|Feb. 26, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/26/2019 01:30 pm LOB 306-308|
|March 6, 2019||Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 307|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0723h (Vote 12-7; RC)|
|March 14, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0723h for 03/14/2019 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 15 P. 8|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 14, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0723h: AA VV 03/14/2019|
|March 14, 2019||FLAM # 2019-1045h (Rep. Schultz): AF RC 79-274 03/14/2019|
|March 14, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0723h: MA RC 210-145 03/14/2019|
|Feb. 20, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|