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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Living wage for state agency contracts. Requires a contracting vendor awarded a contract by a state agency, the general assembly, or the judiciary to pay its employees at not less than a certain rate (referred to as the "living wage") beginning July 1, 2007. Sets the living wage at $9.43 per hour initially, and provides for annual adjustments of the living wage amounts. Provides certain penalties for noncompliance with the requirement to pay the living wage. Establishes the living wage advisory committee to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the living wage in creating and retaining living wage jobs.