House File 1 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 1
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  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 RELATING TO THE STATE MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE REQUIREMENTS AND
  1  5    PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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  1  7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  9    Section 1.  Section 91D.1, subsection 1, paragraphs a, b,
  1 10 and d, Code 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  1 11    a.  The state hourly wage stated in the federal minimum
  1 12 wage law, pursuant to 29 U.S.C. } 206, shall be increased to
  1 13 $3.85 on January 1 of 1990, $4.25 on January 1 of 1991, and
  1 14 $4.65 on January 1 of 1992 at least $6.20 as of April 1, 2007,
  1 15 and $7.25 as of January 1, 2008.
  1 16    b.  Every employer, as defined in the federal Fair Labor
  1 17 Standards Act of 1938, as amended to January 1, 2007, shall
  1 18 pay to each of the employer's employees, as defined in the
  1 19 federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended to
  1 20 January 1, 2007, wages of not less than the state hourly wage
  1 21 stated in paragraph "a", or the current federal minimum wage,
  1 22 pursuant to 29 U.S.C. } 206, or the wage rate stated in
  1 23 paragraph "a" as amended, whichever is greater.
  1 24    d.  An employer is not required to pay an employee the
  1 25 applicable minimum state hourly wage provided in paragraph "a"
  1 26 until the employee has completed ninety calendar days of
  1 27 employment with the employer.  An employee who has completed
  1 28 ninety calendar days of employment with the employer prior to
  1 29 January April 1 of 1990, 1991, or 1992, 2007, or January 1,
  1 30 2008, shall earn the applicable state hourly minimum wage as
  1 31 of that date.  An employer shall pay an employee who has not
  1 32 completed ninety calendar days of employment with the employer
  1 33 an hourly wage of at least $3.35 as of January 1 of 1990,
  1 34 $3.85 as of January 1 of 1991, and $4.25 as of January 1 of
  1 35 1992 $5.30 as of April 1, 2007, and $6.35 as of January 1,
  2  1 2008.
  2  2    Sec. 2.  LABOR COMMISSIONER DIRECTIVE.  If the commissioner
  2  3 finds that an employer, as defined in the federal Fair Labor
  2  4 Standards Act of 1938, as amended to January 1, 2007, has
  2  5 failed to comply with the provisions of this Act prior to July
  2  6 1, 2007, the commissioner shall enforce the provisions of this
  2  7 Act pursuant to chapter 91A, but shall not impose liquidated
  2  8 damages.
  2  9    Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
  2 10 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
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  2 13                                                             
  2 14                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  2 15                               Speaker of the House
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  2 18                                                             
  2 19                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  2 20                               President of the Senate
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  2 22    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
  2 23 is known as House File 1, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  2 26                                                             
  2 27                               MARK BRANDSGARD
  2 28                               Chief Clerk of the House
  2 29 Approved                , 2007
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  2 33 CHESTER J. CULVER
  2 34 Governor