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                                                       Calendar No. 472
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2284

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


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 23, 2000

   Mr. Daschle (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Akaka, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. 
   Durbin, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Wellstone, Mr. Reed, and Ms. Mikulski) 
      introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

                             March 27, 2000

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


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

    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 Increase Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

    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) $5.15 an hour beginning September 1, 1997,
                    ``(B) $5.65 an hour during the year beginning April 
                1, 2000, and
                    ``(C) $6.15 an hour beginning April 1, 2001;''.

SEC. 3. MINIMUM WAGE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA 
              ISLANDS.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the provisions of 
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.--
            (1) In general.--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 $3.55 an 
        hour beginning on the date that is 30 days after the date of 
        enactment of this section.
            (2) Increases in minimum wage.--
                    (A) In general.--On the date that is 6 months after 
                the date of enactment of this Act, and every 6 months 
                thereafter, 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 increased by $0.50 per 
                hour (or such a lesser amount as may be necessary to 
                equal the minimum wage under such section) until such 
                time as the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth 
                of the Northern Mariana Islands under this subsection 
                is equal to the minimum wage set forth in section 
                6(a)(1) of such Act for the date involved.
                    (B) Further increases.--With respect to dates 
                beginning after the minimum wage applicable to the 
                Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is equal 
                to the minimum wage set forth in section 6(a)(1) of the 
                Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)), 
                as provided in subparagraph (A), such applicable 
                minimum wage shall be immediately increased so as to 
                remain equal to the minimum wage set forth in section 
                6(a)(1) of such Act for the date involved.
                                     

                                                       Calendar No. 472

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 2284

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

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

_______________________________________________________________________

                             March 27, 2000

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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