Rep. Paul R. Bergeron Serving NH Hills. Dist. 29 (Nashua Ward 2)
NH House Approves Establishing a State Minimum Wage
On March 14, 2019, the NH House approved the adoption of a state minimum wage on a vote of 210 - 145. Only five states have not adopted a minimum wage: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. New Hampshire currently recognizes the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The bill would establish the following hourly rates if approved by the Senate and signed into law by the Governor: $9.50 per hour effective January 1, 2020; $10.75 per hour effective January 1, 2021; and $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022 and thereafter.