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Text of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002

This bill was introduced on May 22, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 4799 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4799

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 22, 2002

Mr. BONIOR (for himself, Mr. GEPHARDT, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. OWENS, Mr. FROST, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. DINGELL, Mrs. CLAYTON, Mr. FRANK, Mr. GREEN of Texas, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. MCNULTY, Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. RIVERS, and Ms. SANCHEZ) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.

    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 ‘Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002’.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(1) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than--

        ‘(A) $5.75 an hour beginning 60 days after the date of enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002;

        ‘(B) $6.25 an hour during the year beginning January 1, 2003; and

        ‘(C) $6.65 an hour beginning January 1, 2004;’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY OF MINIMUM WAGE TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) shall apply to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    (b) TRANSITION- Notwithstanding subsection (a), the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) shall be--

      (1) $3.55 an hour beginning 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act; and

      (2) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of such Act), beginning 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act and every 6 months thereafter until the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under this subsection is equal to the minimum wage set forth in such section.