Videos of two Vermont minimum wage bills introduced by Tim Page.
by Timothy Page
Two bills introduced to the Legislature on February 28th would raise the minimum wage by differing amounts.
H.415 would “increase the minimum wage to $19.45 on July 1, 2023 and to repeal certain exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime laws. This bill also proposes to create a grant program for certain small businesses to lessen the financial impact of increases to the minimum wage on employers.”
S.108 would “reduce the number of exemptions from Vermont’s minimum wage law and increase the minimum wage so that it reaches $15.00 per hour by January 1, 2025. This bill also proposes to study the possibility of eliminating certain exemptions to the Vermont minimum wage, eliminating the tipped minimum wage, and requiring inmates in Vermont correctional institutions to be paid at least the Vermont minimum wage.”
H. 415 was sponsored by Representatives Kate Logan (P/D – Burlington) and Jubilee McGill (D – Bridport) and read into the House General and Housing Committee. S. 108 was sponsored by seven Senators including Tanya Vyhovsky (P/D – Essex) and Anne Watson (P/D – Montpelier) and was read into the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.