Missouri Minimum Wage, Proposition A (1996)

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The Missouri Minimum Wage Act, also known as Proposition A, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Missouri as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required all employers to pay employees an hourly minimum wage of $6.25, with a $0.15 annual increase.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Proposition A (1996)
Defeatedd No1,456,98271.30%
Yes 586,584 28.70%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall Sections 290.500 and 290.502, RSMo1994 be amended to: require all employers, except as otherwise provided in Sections 290.500 and 290.502, RSMo1994, to pay their employees an hourly minimum wage of no less than $6.25 as of January 1, 1997; $6.50 as of January 1, 1998; $6.75 as of January 1, 1999; and beginning January 1, 2000, an additional fifteen cents per year thereafter; permit the legislature or any municipality to raise or expand minimum wage coverage; and provide for severability of any provision of application of the measure held invalid? [3]

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