Action Alert!! Minimum Wage

Action Alert!! Minimum Wage

January 22, 2015

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber is supporting 4 bills in the Legislature that deal with increasing the minimum.  We believe that increasing the minimum wage will boost consumer demand, which is how Main Street businesses grow.  Increasing the minimum wage will put more money in the hands of people who will spend it in their communities. Research on hard data from states that have increased the minimum wage refutes the warning that such an effort will “kill jobs”. On the contrary, in the 13 states that did increase the minimum wage prior to 2015 job growth for minimum wage workers was higher than non-minimum wage workers.

Below is a brief description of each bill of the 4 bills we support in the S.C. Legislature and the bill sponsors.  We support these bills and ask that you send a message to the sponsors telling them of your support.  Simply click on the legislators name to send them an email.

Bills to Increase the Minimum Wage

  1. H-3031 Cobb-Hunter. This bill would establish $10.10 as the minimum wage in South Carolina.
  2. S-144 – Senators Scott, Pinckney, Johnson and Allen. This joint resolution would put a state Constitutional Amendment on the ballot that would set a state minimum wage that would be one dollar greater than the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25) and allow for annual cost of living adjustments.
  3. S-145 – Senators Scott, Pinckney, Johnson and Allen. This bill would set a state minimum wage that would be one dollar greater than the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25) and allow for annual cost of living adjustments.
  4. 146 — Senators Scott, Pinckney, Johnson and Allen.  This joint resolution calls for an advisory referendum on the 2016 general election ballot giving the voters the opportunity to voice their.