SB137 (2021) Detail

Relative to the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees.


SB 137 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

04/01/2021   0983s

2021 SESSION

21-1073

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 137

 

AN ACT relative to the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the hourly rate for tipped employee contingent on an increase in the federal minimum wage.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/01/2021   0983s 21-1073

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees.

 

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

 

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

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.  Tipped employees of a restaurant, cigar bar as defined in RSA 178:20-a, II, 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] $3.27 per hour.  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 the federal statutory minimum per hour for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the federal statutory minimum 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 for all hours worked, the employer shall pay the employee the difference to guarantee the applicable minimum wage.  The limitations imposed hereby shall be subject to the following exceptions:

2  Contingency.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect on the date the federal  minimum wage is increased from the federal minimum wage in effect on the effective date of this act.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 2 of this act.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

SB137 at GenCourtMobile
SB137 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 9, 2021 Senate Hearing
April 2, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
April 1, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
May 5, 2021 House Hearing
May 27, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB137 Revision: 32236 Date: April 1, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
SB137 Revision: 32076 Date: Feb. 3, 2021, 4:02 p.m.

Docket


May 27, 2021: Executive Session: 05/27/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99484571505


May 5, 2021: Public Hearing: 05/05/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/91070566113 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


April 9, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 04/09/2021 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services


April 1, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0983s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/01/2021; SJ 10


April 1, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-0983s, RC 14Y-10N, AA; 04/01/2021; SJ 10


April 1, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0983s, 04/01/2021; SC 17


April 2, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0983s, 04/02/2021; SC 17


March 9, 2021: Remote Hearing: 03/09/2021, 08:30 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 14


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 3