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First Hearing on Bill to Raise Minimum Wage Set for Monday

January 21, 2022, 1:42 PM HST
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The Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, led by Oʻahu Sen. Brian Taniguchi, is set to hold a legislative hearing on a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $18.00 by 2026.

Senate Bill 2018 would incrementally increase the minimum wage over a period of four years, beginning with an increase to $12 on Oct. 1, 2022; $15.00 on Jan. 1, 2024; and $18 on Jan. 1, 2026.

“In alignment with our 2022 legislative priorities, the Senate is delivering on its commitment to raise the minimum wage for our working families,” Taniguchi said. “The Labor Committee and its members look forward to a robust discussion on our proposal and engaging with the public on this important issue.”

The hearing notice can be found here. To view the hearing, visit www.youtube.com/hawaiisenate.

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