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S. 1062 (109th): Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005

The text of the bill below is as of May 19, 2005 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).


II

Calendar No. 109

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1062

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 18, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Reid, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Dodd, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Jeffords, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Reed, Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Akaka, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Corzine, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Feingold, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Kerry, Ms. Landrieu, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Obama, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Johnson) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

May 19, 2005

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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 Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005.

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 2005;

(B)

$6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and

(C)

$7.25 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.

May 19, 2005

Read the second time and placed on the calendar