Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed an amended minimum wage bill, lowering the original proposed hike to a 50-cent increase and removing a provision to eventually tie the wage to inflation.
State representatives passed the measure 88-to-62 on Thursday.
The revised measure would raise the hourly wage from $8.25 to $8.50 effective Jan. 1, 2013, and to $8.75 on Jan. 1, 2014. It also would increase the hourly wage for wait staff to $5.80 in 2013. The original bill proposed an hourly rate hike to $9.75 by the 2013 date and would have tied an increase to inflation in 2014.
The bill now awaits action in the state Senate.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday he supports the changes made by the House.