CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill to raise Nevada’s minimum wage has passed the Assembly in a party-line vote.
The measure approved Tuesday by Democrats seeks to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour for workers not offered health insurance and $11 an hour for employees who are.
The measure now moves to the state Senate for consideration.
Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson says a minimum wage raise would positively impact hundreds of thousands of state residents.
The bill is a revived effort after former Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a 2017 bill to raise the minimum wage.
The Assembly Democratic caucus says a joint resolution separate of the bill aims to increase the minimum wage and constitutionally remove the two-tiered minimum wage structure. That measure also passed the Assembly on Tuesday.