Nevada Minimum Wage Increase, Question 6 (2004)
The Nevada Minimum Wage Increase Question, also known as Question 6 or Raise the Minimum Wage for Working Nevadans, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2004 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.
This amendment was voted upon and approved for the second time in 2006, thereby being taken into effect.
|Question 6 (Minimum Wage Increase)|
Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to raise the minimum wage paid to employees?
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
- The proposed amendment, if passed, would create a new section to Article 15 of the Nevada Constitution. The amendment would require employers to pay Nevada employees $5.15 per hour worked if the employer provides health benefits, or $6.15 per hour worked if the employer does not provide health benefits. The rates shall be adjusted by the amount of increases in the federal minimum wage over $5.15 per hour, or, if greater, by the cumulative increase in the cost of living measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with no CPI adjustment for any one-year period greater than 3%.
Controversy over donors
The campaign manager for Question 6 was Gail Tuzzolo, an AFL-CIO lobbyist. The "Yes on Question 6 PAC" reported all of its funding as an "in-kind" contributions from one nonprofit corporation, the "Give Nevada a Raise Corp."