South Carolina General Assembly
117th Session, 2007-2008

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

H. 3184

STATUS INFORMATION

Concurrent Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Sellers, Hart, Rutherford and Scott
Document Path: l:\council\bills\rm\1010sd07.doc

Introduced in the House on January 9, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

Summary: Minimum wage

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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1/9/2007  House   Introduced HJ-106
1/9/2007  House   Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
Resolutions HJ-106


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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO RAISE THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.00 AN HOUR OR MORE. Whereas, the federal minimum wage was last raised on September 1, 1997, a period of almost a decade ago; and Whereas, this nearly ten-year period is the longest stretch of time in the nation's history during which the federal minimum wage has not been raised; and Whereas, no one can meet even the most basic expenses on the current federal minimum wage of$5.15 an hour; and

Whereas, over the past nine years, many states have taken matters into their own hands and passed their own minimum-wage increases, for a total of twenty-nine states that have, or plan to have, a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum wage; and

Whereas, the federal government should not lag behind state governments in rightly addressing this issue, which makes appeal to our national sense of morality, as well as to our national sense of economic fairness and justice. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, memorialize the Congress of the United States to raise the federal minimum wage to \$7.00 an hour or more.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.

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