Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/08/2004 10:55 AM Senate L&C

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CSHB 255(FIN)(Title am)-WAGE AND HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN JOBS                                                             
CHAIR CON BUNDE called the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing                                                                 
Committee meeting to order at 10:55 a.m. Present were Senators                                                                  
Gary Stevens, Hollis French and  Chair Con Bunde. The first order                                                               
of business to come before  the committee was CSHB 255(FIN)(Title                                                               
MS.  AMANDA WILSON,  staff to  Representative Rokeberg,  sponsor,                                                               
said HB  255 is a  compromise between labor and  small businesses                                                               
regarding  reasonable minimum  salaries only  for people  who are                                                               
salaried employees,  who fit  under administrative  and executive                                                               
exemptions, who  are in the  retail and service industry  and who                                                               
spend no  more than 30 percent  of their time doing  work outside                                                               
of their primary duties.                                                                                                        
COMMISSIONER  GREG O'CLARAY,  Department of  Law (DOL),  said the                                                               
department is comfortable with the compromise.                                                                                  
SENATOR GARY STEVENS  moved to pass CSHB  255(FIN)(Title am) from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note. Senators  Gary Stevens, French  and Chair Bunde  voted yea;                                                               
and CSHB 255(FIN)(Title am) moved from committee.                                                                               

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