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H.R. 4256 (108th): Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2004

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2004 (Introduced).


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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4256

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 30, 2004

(for himself, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Owens, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Michaud, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. Lee, Mr. Hoeffel, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Delahunt, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Solis, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Baca, Ms. Watson, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Berman, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Evans, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Ms. Norton, Ms. Waters, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Costello, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Weiner, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Israel, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Allen, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Olver, Mr. Obey, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Stark, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Holt, Mr. Gephardt, Mr. Honda, Mr. Sabo, Mr. Meehan, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Wu, and Mr. Meeks of New York) 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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the .

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)

$5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2003;

(B)

$6.45 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and

(C)

$7.00 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day;

.

(b)

Effective date

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

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 on the 60th day 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.