This State Proposes $20/Hr. Minimum Wage By 2025

  • As Rhode Island’s 2023 legislative session gets underway, the head of the Senate’s Committee on Labor has introduced a bill proposing a $20 minimum wage by 2025.
  • State Sen. Frank Ciccone, D-Providence, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 0037. The bill, as drafted, proposes increasing Rhode Island’s minimum wage from the current rate of $13 per hour to $15 per hour on Jan. 1, and to the benchmark $20 per hour on Jan. 1, 2025.
  • Upon the bill’s introduction Jan. 18, SB0037 was forwarded on to the Committee on Labor for review and analysis. A date for the first committee meeting of this legislative session has yet to be set.