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

Bill Status

Passed House
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: No
Passed Senate: No
Signed by Governor: No

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