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H.R. 692 (103rd): Liveable Wage Act of 1993


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 27, 1993 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 692 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 692

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the minimum wage and to provide for an increase in such wage based on the cost of living.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 1993

Mr. SANDERS (for himself, Mr. SABO, and Mr. OWENS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the minimum wage and to provide for an increase in such wage based on the cost of living.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Liveable Wage Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE.

    (a) RATE INCREASE- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended by striking out ‘and’ after ‘1990,’ and by inserting before the semicolon the following: ‘, and not less than $5.50 an hour after December 30, 1993’.

    (b) COST OF LIVING INCREASE- Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(g) At the beginning of each calendar year after December 30, 1994, the Secretary shall adjust the rate applicable under subsection (a)(1) by the percentage increase which is applicable to the primary insurance amount under section 215(i) of the Social Security Act effective for benefits payable in January of such calendar year.’.