Senator Bob Marshall is back again with a new proposal to raise the minimum wage. His bill last session, Senate Bill 39, which would have raised the wage to $10.25 over the course of four years, actually passed the Senate 11-8, but it found it’s death in the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee, a committee that cannot have too many names or subjects, and a committee where progressive legislation goes to die. The doomed legislation would have tied any future increase in the wage after 2020 to the Cost of Living index.
This Senate Bill 10 does the same thing (despite the claim at Delaware Liberal to the contrary). It raises the minimum wage to 0.50 cents in each of the next four years (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. The wage is currently $8.25 an hour. Do some math. 8.25 + .50 +.50 +.50 +.50 = 10.25.
SPONSOR: Marshall, Henry, Baumbach, Bentz, Heffernan, Keeley, Kowalko, McDowell, Osienski, Paradee
YES VOTES: 0
NO VOTES: 0
HISTORY: Introduced on 1/12/17 and assigned to Senate Labor Committee.
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in committee.