Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Signs Minimum Wage Bill

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today signed House Bill 305.

HB 305 gradually increases the state’s minimum wage to $5.85 an hour beginning July 1, 2007, $6.55 an hour beginning July 1, 2008, and $7.25 an hour beginning July 1, 2009.  If the federal minimum hourly wage is increased in excess of Kentucky’s minimum hourly wage, the legislation provides that Kentucky’s minimum hourly wage will be increased simultaneously to the same amount.