2015 Legislation in the PA General Assembly

PA Senate

SB195 Senator Christine Tartaglione – D – Philadelphia County

Date: Minimum Wage Set to:
July 1, 2015 $8.67 per hour
Jan. 1, 2016 $10.10 per hour

Increased by annual cost-of-living adjustment beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Increases penalties for wage theft up to 2x subject wages plus wages themselves. Provides for increased fines. Increases record-keeping requirements for Dept. of Labor & Industry and for employers. Creates a Wage Enforcement Fund. Removes statewide preemption of local minimum wage laws.

 

SB196 Senator Christine Tartaglione – D – Philadelphia County

Date: Tipped Minimum Wage Set to:
July 1, 2015 $3.95 per hour
Jan. 1, 2016 70% of minimum wage

Increases record-keeping requirements for Dept. of Labor & Industry

 

SB197 Senator Christine Tartaglione – D – Philadelphia County

Increases minimum wage by annual cost-of-living adjustment beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

 

SB198 Senator Christine Tartaglione – D – Philadelphia County

Provides for additional fines for wage theft. Increases record-keeping requirements for Dept. of Labor & Industry and for employers. Creates a Wage Enforcement Fund.

 

SB199 Senator Christine Tartaglione – D – Philadelphia County

Outlaws deduction of credit card fees from employee tips.

 

SB836 Senator Daylin Leach – D – Delaware & Montgomery Counties

Raises the minimum wage (including tipped workers) to $15 per hour 30 days after passage. Increases minimum wage with annual cost of living adjustment beginning 1 year after passage.

 

SB610 Senator Scott Wagner – R – York

Date: Minimum Wage Set to:
July 1, 2015 $7.75 per hour
July 1, 2016 $8.25 per hour
July 1, 2017 $8.75 per hour


Workers 18 and under are exempt from the raise. Includes language to reinforce the preemption of local minimum wage laws.

 

PA House

HB436 Representative Mark Cohen – D – Philadelphia County

Date: Minimum Wage Set to:
60 days after passage $9.00 per hour
425 days after passage $10.10 per hour
790 days after passage $11.50 per hour
Date: Tipped Minimum Wage Set to:
Upon passage $3.83 per hour
365 days after passage $4.83 per hour
730 days after passage 70% of the minimum wage

Increased by annual cost-of-living adjustment beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Department of Labor & Industry must collect information on numbers of employers who violate act (including amounts of fines imposed) and publish it on their website (updated every six months). Removes statewide preemption of local minimum wage laws.

 

 

HB2017 Representative Mark Cohen – D – Philadelphia County

Date: Minimum Wage Set to:
90 days after passage $9.00 per hour
365 days after passage $10.50 per hour
730 days after passage $12.50 per hour
1095 days after passage $13.50 per hour
1460 days after passage $15 per hour

Increased by annual cost-of-living adjustment beginning 1 year after minimum wage reaches $15 per hour. Department of Labor & Industry must collect information on numbers of employers who violate act (including amounts of fines imposed) and publish it on their website (updated every six months). Removes statewide preemption of local minimum wage laws.

 

 

HB250 Representative Patty Kim – D – Dauphin County

Date: Minimum Wage Set to:
6 months after passage $9.00 per hour
12 months after passage $10.10 per hour
Date Tipped Minimum Wage Set to:
6 months after passage 50% of the minimum wage
12 months after passage 75% of the minimum wage

 

Increased by annual cost-of-living adjustment beginning Dec. 31, 2016. Increases fines for wage theft. Removes statewide preemption of local minimum wage laws.