HHS Item 1
October 9, 2017
October 6, 2017
Health and Human Services Commi~Jr ""
Legislative Altom ~
Gene Smith, Legislative Analy~
Bill 28-17, Human Rights and Civil Liberties - County
Minimum Wage -Amount - Annual Adjustment
Since the worksession packet went to print, staff received the Fiscal and Economic Impact
Statement (FEIS) for Bill 28-17. The FEIS:
1. Estimates a 6-year fiscal impact to the County of $10,305,069. This estimate used a
projection of the minimum wage/seasonal salary schedule to identify affected grades in the
schedule, and assumed that the County's current annual utilization of 579,250 hours in the
2. Notes the potential impact on County non-profits, as the fact that the impact would not
necessitate a change in community grant expenditures for the County.
further states that
if the County were to provide additional funding to allow affected non-profits to maintain
the existing level of service at the higher personnel cost structure, there would be a fiscal
impact to the County. The amount of this potential impact is difficult to determine due to
the lack of data regarding wages paid by these non-profits.
3. Does not estimate the impact of addressing any wage compression in the County payroll.
4. Indicates uncertainty as to whether increasing the minimum wage would increase or
decrease employment or earnings among low-wage workers.
This packet contains:
Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement: Bill 28-17
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