Legislation increasing Delaware’s minimum wage to $1 above the federal rate sailed through the legislature last week with little debate. Not only did Senate Bill 6 clear both the House and Senate on Thursday, January 30, but Governor Markell also quickly signed it in to law that same day.
This new law will raise the minimum wage in Delaware to $8.25 per hour in two increments. Delaware’s hourly minimum wage will go up 50 cents to $7.75 on June 1, 2014. And on June 1, 2015, it will go up another 50 cents to $8.25 per hour. NFIB strongly opposed this bill.
Please email the legislators who stood up for small business in Delaware and thank them for voting against SB 6Representatives who voted against SB6
Senators who voted against SB6
Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
Senator Catherine Cloutier
Senator Gerald W. Hocker
Senator Gregory F. Lavelle
Senator David G. Lawson
Senator Ernesto B. Lopez
Senator Brian Pettyjohn
Senator F. Gary Simpson
Dear Senator/Representative ________________,
As a small business owner and NFIB Member, I would like to thank you for supporting Delaware’s small businesses by voting against SB6, the minimum wage hike bill.