Text: H.R.5787 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/13/2006)


109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5787

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 13, 2006

Mr. Boehlert (for himself, Mr. Kuhl of New York, Mr. Leach, Mr. Shays, Mr. Weller, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Foley, Mr. King of New York, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Ney, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Sweeney, and Mr. LaTourette) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.

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 Competitiveness Act of 2006”.

SEC. 2. Minimum wage.

(a) In general.—Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

“(1) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than—

“(A) $6.00 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Minimum Wage Competitiveness Act of 2006;

“(B) $6.75 an hour, beginning on the date that is 180 days after that 60th day; and

“(C) $7.15 an hour, beginning on the date that is 1 year after that 60th day;”.

(b) Effective Date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Applicability of minimum wage to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(a) In General.—Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) shall apply to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(b) Transition.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) shall be—

(1) $3.55 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of such Act), beginning 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act and every 6 months thereafter until the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under this subsection is equal to the minimum wage set forth in such section.