HB731 (2020) Detail

(Second New Title) relative to the state minimum hourly rate.


HB 731-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

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2020 SESSION

19-0761

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 731-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. King, Hills. 33; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Ellison, Merr. 27; Rep. Bunker, Rock. 18; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill sets the minimum hourly rate paid to employees.  The bill also amends the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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06/16/2020   1464s

19-0761

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Minimum Hourly Rate.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 279:21 to read as follows:

279:21  Minimum Hourly Rate.  Unless otherwise provided by statute, no person, firm, or corporation shall employ any employee at an hourly rate lower than that set forth in the federal minimum wage law, as amended or the following, whichever is higher:

From January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022, $10 per hour.

From January 1, 2023 and thereafter, $12 per hour.

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 [45 percent of the applicable minimum wage] $4 per hour.  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] $12 per hour for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the [applicable minimum wage] $12 hourly rate.  

Tipped employees who are licensed as secondary game operators pursuant to RSA 287-D and 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 $7.25 per hour.  If such 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 $12 per hour for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the $12 hourly rate.

The limitations imposed hereby shall be subject to the following exceptions:

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

VETOED July 24, 2020

 

LBAO

19-0761

Amended 6/18/20

 

HB 731-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-1464s)

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Various Government Funds

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill sets the minimum hourly rate paid to employees.  The bill also amends the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees.  The Department of Administrative Services indicates the lowest labor grade for state employees is labor grade1 which is paid $10.90per hour. New hires in these job classifications typically start at labor grade 2 or 3.  A labor grade 2 position currently  starts at $11.19 or $1.19 higher than the minimum wage proposed by the bill beginning on January 1, 2021, but less than the proposed $12 per hour minimum rate effective January 1, 2023.  The Department assumes, because the typical starting wage rate is already close to $12 per hour, without considering step increases or cost of living adjustments, any impact on state expenditures if any would be minimal.  Any future increase the federal wage rate beyond $12.00 per hour may impact State expenditures, but any potential impact is indeterminable at this time.

 

The New Hampshire Municipal Association assumes this bill would increase municipal payroll expenditures by an indeterminable amount.  The Association does not have information to determine the number of employees that would be affected by the bill. There will be no impact on municipal revenues.

 

The New Hampshire Association of Counties does not anticipate an impact on county expenditures or revenues.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Administrative Services, New Hampshire Municipal Association and New Hampshire Association of Counties

 

Links

HB731 at GenCourtMobile
HB731 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 20, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
Nov. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
June 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
June 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
June 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
Senate Hearing
June 16, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB731 Revision: 8560 Date: July 27, 2020, 1:32 p.m.
HB731 Revision: 8518 Date: June 30, 2020, 3:03 p.m.
HB731 Revision: 8450 Date: June 25, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
HB731 Revision: 7918 Date: March 9, 2020, 1:59 p.m.
HB731 Revision: 7395 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 3 P. 28
Feb. 20, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/20/2019 01:10 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
Retained in Committee
Oct. 15, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/15/2019 10:00 am LOB 307
Nov. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 11/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 307
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2767h (NT) (Vote 11-6; RC) HC 50 P. 26
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Jan. 9, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2767h (NT): AA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 2
Jan. 9, 2020 FLAM # 2019-2897h (Rep. Kanzler): AA RC 189-170 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 2
Jan. 9, 2020 FLAM # 2020-0024h (Rep. Schultz): AA RC 189-177 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 2
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2767h (NT)/2019-2897h/2020-0024h: MA RC 212-155 01/08/2020
Jan. 9, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2767h (NT)/2019-2897h/2020-0024h: MA RC 212-155 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 2
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 7
June 11, 2020 Remote Hearing: 06/11/2020, 10:00 am; SC 22
June 11, 2020 Remote Hearing: 06/11/2020, 10:05 am, on proposed amendment # 2020-1342s; SC 22
June 11, 2020 Remote Hearing: 06/11/2020, 10:05 am, on proposed amendment # 2020-1342s; SC 22
Committee members will receive secure Zoom invitations via email. SC 22
Members of the public may attend using the following links: SC 22
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The following email will be monitored throughout the meeting by someone who can assist with and alert the committee to any technical issues: remotesenate@leg.state.nh.us or call (603-271-3043). SC 22
June 16, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1464s, 06/16/2020; SC 23
June 16, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1464s, AA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1464s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
House Concurs with Senate Amendment MA RC (199-124) 06/30/2020
June 30, 2020 House Concurs with Senate Amendment (Rep. Sullivan): MA RC 199-124 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 52
June 29, 2020 Enrolled (In recess 06/29/2020); SJ 9
Enrolled 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 71
July 24, 2020 Vetoed by Governor Sununu 07/24/2020
Veto Sustained 09/16/2020: 197-139 Lacking Necessary 2/3 Vote
Sept. 16, 2020 Veto Sustained 09/16/2020: RC 197-139 Lacking Necessary Two-Thirds Vote