Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 166
       By Senator Rodriguez
       37-00057-18                                            2018166__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the minimum wage; amending s.
    3         448.110, F.S.; revising the formula for the adjusted
    4         state minimum wage; providing an effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 448.110, Florida
    9  Statutes, is amended to read:
   10         448.110 State minimum wage; annual wage adjustment;
   11  enforcement.—
   12         (4)(a) Beginning September 30, 2018, and each September 30
   13  thereafter through 2022, 2005, and annually on September 30
   14  thereafter, the Department of Economic Opportunity shall
   15  calculate an adjusted state minimum wage rate by increasing the
   16  state minimum wage by the rate of inflation for the 12 months
   17  preceding prior to September 1 of that year plus $1 in 2018 and
   18  an additional $1.50 in each subsequent year. Beginning September
   19  30, 2023, and each September 30 thereafter, the Department of
   20  Economic Opportunity shall increase the state minimum wage by
   21  the rate of inflation for the 12 months preceding September 1 of
   22  that year. In calculating the adjusted state minimum wage, the
   23  Department of Economic Opportunity shall use the Consumer Price
   24  Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, not
   25  seasonally adjusted, for the South Region or a successor index
   26  as calculated by the United States Department of Labor. Each
   27  adjusted state minimum wage rate shall take effect on the
   28  following January 1, with the initial adjusted state minimum
   29  wage rate to take effect on January 1, 2019 2006.
   30         (b) The Department of Revenue and the Department of
   31  Economic Opportunity shall annually publish the amount of the
   32  adjusted state minimum wage and the effective date. Publication
   33  shall occur by posting the adjusted state minimum wage rate and
   34  the effective date on the Internet home pages of the Department
   35  of Economic Opportunity and the Department of Revenue by October
   36  15 of each year. In addition, to the extent funded in the
   37  General Appropriations Act, the Department of Economic
   38  Opportunity shall provide written notice of the adjusted rate
   39  and the effective date of the adjusted state minimum wage to all
   40  employers registered in the most current reemployment assistance
   41  database. Such notice shall be mailed by November 15 of each
   42  year using the addresses included in the database. Employers are
   43  responsible for maintaining current address information in the
   44  reemployment assistance database. The Department of Economic
   45  Opportunity is not responsible for failure to provide notice due
   46  to incorrect or incomplete address information in the database.
   47  The Department of Economic Opportunity shall provide the
   48  Department of Revenue with the adjusted state minimum wage rate
   49  information and effective date in a timely manner.
   50         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.