H.R. 5901 (112th): Catching Up To 1968 Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5901

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2012

(for himself, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Towns, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Norton, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Honda, Ms. Bass of California, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Rush, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Waters, Ms. Moore, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Cleaver, and Ms. Edwards) 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 and to index future increases to such wage to increases in the consumer price index.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Catching Up To 1968 Act of 2012.

2.

Increases in the Federal minimum wage

(a)

Minimum wage

Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended by striking subparagraphs (A) through (C) and inserting the following:

(A)

$10.00 an hour, beginning 60 days after the date of enactment of the Catching Up To 1968 Act of 2012; and

(B)

beginning 1 year after the wage provided for in subparagraph (A) takes effect and each year thereafter, the wage then in effect plus an increase determined by the Secretary to be in proportion to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for the preceding year.

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(b)

Minimum wage for tipped employees

Section 3(m)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203(m)(1)) is amended by adding before the semicolon the following: , except that, for purposes of this paragraph, beginning 60 days after the date of enactment of the Catching Up To 1968 Act of 2012, the cash wage paid such employee shall be 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1) but in no case less than $5.50 an hour, adjusted annually as necessary thereafter.

(c)

Publication of wages

Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) is further amended by adding after subsection (b) the following:

(c)

Not later than 60 days prior to the effective date of any increase in the minimum wage pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(B) or increase in the minimum wage for tipped employees in accordance with section 3(m)(1), the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register and on the Internet website of the Department of Labor a notice announcing the adjusted required wage or wages.

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(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.