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New Mexico Minimum Wage Amendment (2014)

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The New Mexico Minimum Wage Amendment was not on the November 4, 2014 ballot ballot in New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, known in the legislature as Senate Joint Resolution 13, would have required annual increases to the state minimum wage based the cost of living changes. It died in the House.[1]

New Mexico lawmakers were considering a bill, however, that would raise the state minimum wage from $7.50 to $8.50 an hour. Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, employers must pay the higher rate if there is a difference between the federal and state or local rate.[2]

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Constitutional changes

The full text of SJR 13 is available here.

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New Mexico Constitution

According to Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution, it takes a majority vote of all members of both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature to refer a proposed amendment to the ballot. On February 27, 2014, SJR 13 failed to pass the House.[1]

Similar measures

The following measures related to minimum wage increases were proposed for the general election ballot in November:

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