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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1441

 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide an exemption 
            to States which adopt certain minimum wage laws.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 4, 2001

 Mr. DeMint (for himself, Mr. Stenholm, and Mr. Armey) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and 
                             the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide an exemption 
            to States which adopt certain minimum wage laws.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Minimum Wage State Flexibility Act 
of 2001''.

SEC. 2. STATE MINIMUM WAGE.

    Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h)(1) An employer in a State that adopts minimum wage 
legislation that conforms to the requirement of paragraph (2) shall not 
be required to pay its employees at the minimum wage prescribed by 
subsection (a)(1).
    ``(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply in a State that adopts minimum wage 
legislation that--
            ``(A) sets a rate or rates that are not less than $5.15 an 
        hour; and
            ``(B) applies that rate or those rates to not fewer than 
        the employees performing work within the State that would 
        otherwise be covered by the minimum wage rate prescribed by 
        subsection (a)(1).''.
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