If one Texas lawmaker gets his way, minimum wage in Texas will more than double.

Rep. Ron Reynolds filed House Bill 194 to increase minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, up from the current $7.25 an hour.

“Raising the minimum wage in Texas to $15.00 an hour will put more money into the pockets of hard-working Texans and is a critical step in creating an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few,” said Reynolds in a release Tuesday.

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If approved, it would go into effect September 1, 2019.

Reynolds represents Texas House District 27 in Ft. Bend County.

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