Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote increases
state's minimum wage to $6.50 per hour over three year period.
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote leaves
state's minimum wage at current level of $4.75 per hour.
SUMMARY: This measure amends the state's hourly minimum wage. The current minimum wage is $4.75 per hour and has been in effect since January 1, 1991. This measure would increase the minimum wage to $5.50 per hour for calendar year 1997, to $6.00 per hour for calendar year 1998, and to $6.50 per hour for calendar year 1999 and the years following.