Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope introduced House Bill 1924 to eliminate subminimum wage in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to section 14(c) of the Fair Labor and Standards act of 1938, an employer is permitted to pay an individual with disabilities less than minimum wage. Delegate Hope’s bill bans this practice and ensures all employees of Virginia will be paid at least minimum wage by 2027. The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) strongly supports this piece of legislation and urges the swift passage of HB 1924.
Read NDSS' letter of support for the bill.