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Sponsors: Reps. Sellers, Cobb-Hunter, R. Brown, Howard, Parks, Hart, Hosey, Clyburn, Rutherford, Breeland and Govan
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3412
Introduced in the House on January 9, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means
Summary: Minimum wage
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/20/2006 House Prefiled 12/20/2006 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 1/9/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-90 1/9/2007 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-90 1/16/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Brown, Howard, Parks, Hart, Hosey, Clyburn, Rutherford, Breeland 1/23/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-10-15 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A STATE MINIMUM WAGE; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3475 SO AS TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT TO CERTAIN ELIGIBLE EMPLOYERS WHO PAY THE INCREASED MINIMUM WAGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-130, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE IN EXCESS OF THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FROM REQUIRING A MINIMUM WAGE LOWER THAN THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 10 of Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 41-10-15. (A) An employer shall pay to an employee who performs work in a workweek a wage of at least seven dollars each hour or the minimum wage as provided in Section 6 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, whichever is higher.
(B) Certain eligible employers may qualify for a tax credit in the amount of the increased wages, as provided in Section 12-6-3475."
SECTION 2. Article 25, Chapter 6 of Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-6-3475. (A) An employer who employs a total of fewer than one hundred employees for a workweek of thirty-five hours or more and who, in the tax year immediately preceding the tax year in which this section takes effect, paid wages to an employee in an amount that averaged less than the wages required by Section 41-10-15, may claim a credit against taxes imposed pursuant to this chapter as provided in subsection (B).
(B) For each employee paid wages in an amount less than the wages required by Section 41-10-15, the tax credit provided in subsection (A) is computed by multiplying the total number of those employees times the difference in the wages paid each employee in the taxable year before the increase required by Section 41-10-15 and the wages paid as required by Section 41-10-15 for the twelve months following the effective date of this section."
SECTION 3. Section 6-1-130 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 6-1-130. (A) For purposes of this section 'political subdivision' includes, but is not limited to, a municipality, county, school district, special purpose district, or public service district. (B) A political subdivision of this State may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require a minimum wage rate that
exceeds is less than the federal minimum wage rate set forth in Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. 206. Also, a political subdivision of this State may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require a minimum wage rate related to employee wages that are exempt under 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 established in Section 41-10-15.
This Subject to subsection (B), this section does not limit the authority of political subdivisions to establish wage rates in contracts to which they are a party.
(D) For purposes of this section, 'wage' and 'wages' has the same meaning set forth in
Section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. 203(m) Section 41-10-10."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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