Sen. Lynch Prata’s bill that raises the minimum wage to $11.50 passes Senate
STATE HOUSE – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Erin Lynch Prata’s (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) legislation (2019-S 0174A) that would increase the hourly minimum wage to $11.50 per hour was passed by the Senate tonight.
“With the costs of living rising each year while most people’s wages remain stagnant, it is important that we help our hard-working residents who are struggling to pay for daily living expenses for themselves and their families. This raise in the minimum wage is a good step in ensuring that our residents have enough money to pay for a roof over their heads and put food on their table,” said Senator Lynch Prata.
The current hourly minimum wage is $10.50 per hour and was instituted on January 1, 2019. If the legislation is passed by the General Assembly, the minimum wage would raise to $11.50 per hour starting on January 1, 2020.
The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903