Category: Economy, Budget and Taxes
HB 731 (2019)
House/Senate Bill: NH House
Description: Gradually raises the state minimum wage, starting at $12 per hour in 2020 and ending at $15 per hour in 2024. The bill also raises the tipped minimum wage, although in 2024 it would still be 45% of the regular minimum wage. The bill requires cost of living adjustments every year. This bill also allows cities and towns to set a higher minimum wage. Lastly, this bill establishes a "training wage," no lower than $8.50, for employees under age eighteen for the first three months of employment. The House amended the bill to start at $8.50 in 2020 and end at $15 in 2025, with cost of living increases. The amended bill also raises the tipped wage to 50% of the regular minimum wage.
Bill Sponsor: Kristina "Kris" Schultz
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Wed, 02/20/2019
Next Voting Date: Thu, 01/09/2020