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HOUSE BILL NO. 79
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H0079.........................................by ROBISON, BIETER, AND TRAIL
AGRICULTURAL LABOR - Amends existing law to include agricultural labor
within the minimum wage law; and to provide that overtime provisions do not
apply to agricultural labor.
01/18 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/19 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 79
BY ROBISON, BIETER, AND TRAIL
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW; AMENDING SECTION 44-1504, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 INCLUDE AGRICULTURAL LABOR WITHIN THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW, TO PROVIDE THAT
4 OVERTIME PROVISIONS DO NOT APPLY TO AGRICULTURAL LABOR; AND PROVIDING AN
5 EFFECTIVE DATE.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 44-1504, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 44-1504. EMPLOYEES EXCEPTED FROM PROVISIONS OF ACT. The provisions of
10 this act shall not apply to any employee employed in a bona fide executive,
11 administrative, or professional capacity, to agricultural labor as that
12 term is defined in section 72-1304, Idaho Code, to anyone engaged in
13 domestic service, to any individual employed as an outside salesman, to sea-
14 sonal employees of a nonprofit camping program, or to any child under the age
15 of sixteen (16) years working part time or at odd jobs not exceeding a total
16 of four (4) hours per day with any one (1) employer. The overtime pro-
17 visions of this act shall not apply to agricultural labor as that term is
18 defined in section 72-1304, Idaho Code.
19 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
20 ary 1, 2001.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation would extend the state minimum wage law to farm
workers effective Jan. 1, 2001. Farm workers with employees who use
more than 500 man hours of labor per quarter (equal to seven full-time employees) are presently covered by the federal minimum wage
law. Others who are not covered receive the minimum wage or
equivalent. But some farm workers receive less than $5.15 per hour.
Farm workers are not covered by overtime provisions under the
federal law and with this legislation they would not be covered
under state law.
There would be no impact in fiscal 2000. In fiscal 2001 it would be
necessary to add one or more employees for enforcement with the
Idaho Department of Labor at a cost of $60,000 or more.
Contact: Idahoans for Farm Worker Minimum Wage
Maria Mabbutt 467-6643
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No. H 79