Attorney General No.
SA2005RF0111, Amdt. #1-S
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Increases California’s minimum hourly wage to $7.25, effective January 1, 2007, and then to $7.75, effective January 1, 2008. Establishes annual automatic adjustment of minimum wage beginning January 1, 2009, to be calculated each year by multiplying the minimum wage then in effect 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 minimum wage orders consistent with this initiative. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of 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. (SA2005RF0111, Amdt. #1-S.)
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Minimum Wage. Increases And Future Adjustments. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1178 (2005).