S. 2538 (107th): Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002


May 22, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: May 23, 2002
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

5/23/2002--Introduced.Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the Federal minimum wage to:(1) $5.75 an hour beginning 30 days after enactment ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 22, 2002

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 23, 2002
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2538”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


39 cosponsors (38D, 1I) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1832 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 1999

S. 2370 (108th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 3, 2004

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