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Representative Brandon Ellington (D) [2017 file photo].

Representative Brandon Ellington (D) [2017 file photo].

A bill to increase the minimum wage in Missouri, introduced today:

HB 516  
Increases the state minimum wage to $15 per hour
Sponsor: Ellington, Brandon (022)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2017
LR Number: 0760H.01I
Last Action: 01/09/2017 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 516
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
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The bill text:

FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 516 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE ELLINGTON.
0760H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 290.502, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the minimum wage rate.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 290.502, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu 2 thereof, to be known as section 290.502, to read as follows:
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3. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage shall be increased to the rate of $15.00 per hour and shall be increased or decreased on January first of successive years 16 as provided in subsection 2 of this section.

A living wage.

Fight for $15 in Kansas City [2015 file photo].

Fight for $15 in Kansas City [2015 file photo].

Previously:

Fight for $15 – Kansas City – April 15, 2015 (April 16, 2016)

Mayor Sly James speaks at Fight for $15 – April 15, 2015 (April 16, 2015)