Vermont minimum wage bill survives Governor’s veto
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Vermont minimum wage bill survives Governor’s veto

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Vermont General Assembly voted to override Governor Phil Scott’s veto of legislation that originally proposed to increase the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 2024.

The Vermont House on February 25 overruled the Governor’s veto of S. 23 by a vote of 100 to 49. A two-thirds vote of 100 was required. Earlier, on February 13, the Senate voted to pass the measure over the Governor’s veto by a vote of 24 to 6.

Under Senate Bill 23, as amended, the minimum wage will increase to $11.75 in 2021 and $12.55 in 2022 and then ties to inflation in future years. The state minimum wage is currently $10.96 per hour.

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