Proposal goes to Senate, where a similar bill died last year
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2015) — A bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 passed the House on Tuesday by a 56 to 43 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate, where a similar bill died last year.
The bill would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.20 in July, $9.15 in July 2016 and $10.10 in July 2017.
About 400,000 Kentuckians earn less than $10.10 per hour, said House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Floyd, Pike).
The bill would exempt retail stores, service businesses, hotels, motels and restaurants with annual gross sales under $500,000 per year.