Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Increases California's minimum wage to $7.25 per hour, effective January 1, 2006, and then to $7.75 per hour, effective January 1, 2007. Establishes annual automatic adjustment of minimum wage commencing January 1, 2008, calculated by multiplying the minimum wage in effect on December 31 by the percentage of inflation that occurred during the previous year, using the California Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers or its successor index. Directs Industrial Welfare Commission to adopt a minimum wage order consistent with this initiative. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director or Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Potential net reduction, but probably not significant, in annual state and local government revenues. Annual state and local governmental costs-primarily in health and child care programs-in the high tens of millions to over $100 million.
Lance H. Olson
Failed to Qualify
Increase in Minimum Wage. Initiative Statute California Initiative 1124 (2005).