A Nevada state senator is attempting to repeal a state constitutional provision setting a basic minimum wage.
Republican Sen. Joe Hardy testified on SJR6 on Monday in the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.
The resolution would repeal a constitutional amendment approved by Nevada voters in 2006 setting a standard minimum wage. Hardy said he would also propose legislation giving the Legislature the power to control the state’s minimum wage and tie the wage to the Consumer Price Index.
A number of progressive groups and fast food workers testified against the bill and said the resolution could lead to even lower wage for already underpaid minimum wage workers.
The committee took no action on the resolution.