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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A House Democrat has filed a bill Friday that calls for increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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The bill, filed by Rep. Victor Torres of Orlando, will be considered during the 2016 legislative session. It mirrors a bill filed in the Senate last month by Senator Dwight Bullard of Miami.

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Previous proposals to increase the minimum wage have not moved forward in the Legislature. The state’s minimum wage, which gradually increases each year, hit $8.05 in January.

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The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.