More than a quarter of a million people in Connecticut could be getting a raise by 2020. 

Connecticut’s new minimum wage laws have been approved by the Legislature’s Labor Committee.

The House and Senate bills seek to raise Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage from the current $10.10 per hour to $15 an hour gradually.

Related: Capitol Report: Proposal to raise minimum wage a hot topic at Capitol

The plan is to start at $12 an hour by January 1, 2020, $13.50 in 2021, then $15 in 2022.

After that, increases are automatically tied to any rise in the consumer price index in the Northeast.