Worker Benefits Ban Won’t Apply to Only City With Worker Benefits Law

The bill banning local governments from setting employee benefits for city contractors was amended a House subcommittee Wednesday to exempt Memphis – the only city in the state that now has a such a requirement (in the form of a minimum wage).
Sponsor Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, went along with the amendment proposed by Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville.
But other legislators — Rep. Kent Williams and House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick — pointed out that a Memphis exemption seemed contrary to Casada’s declaration is needed so businesses “have a uniform set of rules across the state” instead of “a hodgepodge of different rules.”
A final vote in the House State and Local Government Subcommittee was postponed for a week after the amendment was adopted.

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