SB410 (2020) Detail

Relative to the state minimum hourly rate.


SB 410-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3065

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 410-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3065

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.

 

LBAO

20-3065

1/8/20

 

SB 410-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the state minimum hourly rate.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

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FY 2021

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Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

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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 grade 1 which is paid $10.90 per 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

SB410 at GenCourtMobile
SB410 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 Senate Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB410 Revision: 7902 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 4:37 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 2
Jan. 14, 2020 Hearing: 01/14/2020, Room 100, SH, 02:20 pm; SC 2
Jan. 30, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; SJ 2
Jan. 30, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; SC 4
Jan. 30, 2020 Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 01/30/2020; SJ 2
Jan. 9, 2020 Introduced 01/09/2020 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 2 P. 59