Referendum on Law Repealing Initiative 77 – Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2018

BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

The Board of Elections, at a Special Meeting held on Friday, November 9, 2018, formulated the short title, summary statement, and legislative text of the “Referendum on Law Repealing Initiative 77 – Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2018.” Pursuant to D.C. Code § 1-1001.16 (2016 Repl.), the Board hereby publishes the aforementioned formulations as follows:

REFERENDUM MEASURE

NO. 008

SHORT TITLE

Referendum on Law Repealing Initiative 77 – Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2018

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Under current law, employers may pay tipped employees lower base hourly wages if the total received in wages and tips equals or exceeds the minimum wage for non-tipped workers. Initiative 77, approved by voters in June 2018, would incrementally increase the base wage for tipped employees by 2026 to the same amount guaranteed non-tipped employees. In October 2018, the District of Columbia Council voted to repeal Initiative 77 and maintain current law. If approved, Referendum 008 would reject the Council’s repeal. Vote FOR Referendum 008 to reinstate Initiative 77. Vote AGAINST Referendum 008 to allow the Council’s repeal to become law.

TEXT OF MEASURE

Shall the registered voters of the District of Columbia approve or reject section 2 of D.C. Act 22-489?

D.C. Act 22-489 — “Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018”

“Sec. 2. The Initiative No. 77 – – Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2018, effective October 11, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-163; 65 DCR 8513), is repealed.”