Minimum wage legislation in Missouri passed and sent to Governor Greitens
JEFFERSON CITY, MO/May 19, 2017 (STL.News) On the last day of of Missouri’s 99th legislative session, Missouri lawmakers passed and submitted legislation, House Bill 1194, to Governor Eric Greitens that reforms Missouri’s minimum wage, making it illegal for any Missouri municipality or city to raise minimum wage higher than the minimum wage established by the state.
Currently, Missouri minimum wage is at $7.70.
In 2015 St. Louis city voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour. The new legislation, House Bill 1194, aims to require the city to match Missouri’s minimum wage.
However, the legislation is not supported by everybody.
According to Senator Dan Hegeman, the legislature is intended to prevent communities from competing against each other.
Video courtesy of Missouri General Assembly