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Bill Summary 2-15-2019

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Bill NumberDescriptionStatusRPEC PostionInterest
HB 1390/ SB 5400Providing a one-time 3% increase, capped at $62.50 per month to PERS/TRS Plan 1 members2-18-19 Hearing in House Appropriations/ Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1085/ SB 5469Requiring the State to cover at least 50% of the monthly premium for Medicare-eligible retirees under PEBB1-28-19 Hearing in House Appropriations- RPEC Testified / Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities/Resolution
HB 1308/ SB 5360Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement system2-7-19 Hearing in House Appropriations-RPEC Testified /Referred to Senate RulesSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1065/SB 5031Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services2-20-19 Hearing in House Appropriations/ 2-4-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1172/ SB 5314Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state's tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax reliefReferred to House Finance/ Senate Ways & MeansSupportConvention Resolution
SB 5625Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programs1-31-19 Hearing in Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5541Creating a state revenue reform task force.1-30-19 Hearing in Senate Ways & MeansSupportConvention Resolution
HB 1132/ SB 5178Concerning early retirement options for members of the teachers' retirement system and school employees' retirement system plans 2 and 3Referred to House Appropriations/ Senate Ways & MeansWatchLegislative Priorities
SB 5184Concerning prescription coverage and the use of nonresident pharmacies.1-28-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1220/ SB 5275Adding a nonvoting representative from the office of the insurance commissioner to the public employees' benefits board.Referred to House Rules / Referred to Senate RulesSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1224Concerning prescription drug cost transparency2-6-19 Hearing in House Health Care & WellnessSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5251Concerning prescription drug cost transparency1-28-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1608/ SB 5542Protecting patient care2-15-19 Hearing in Health Care & Wellness/ Referred toHealth & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1296/ SB 5796Concerning continuing care retirement communities2-6-19 Hearing in House Health Care & Wellness/ Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5335/ HB 1414Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary dies1-30-19 Hearing in Senate Ways & Means / 2-7-19 Hearing in House AppropriationsSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1408/ SB 5661Clarifying the written consent requirement for survivorship benefit optionsReferred to House Appropriations/ Referred to Senate RulesSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5350/ HB 1413Concerning the purchase of an optional life annuity benefit for certain public retirement system members2-7-19 Hearing in House Appropriations/ Passed Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1877/ SB 5822Providing a pathway to establish a universal health care system for the residents of Washington stateReferred to House Health Care & Wellness/ 2-18-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1523/ SB 5526Increasing the availability of quality, affordable health coverage in the individual market.2-6-19 Hearing in House Health Care & Wellness/ 2-11-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1765Concerning medical deductions for calculating disposable incomeReferred to House FinanceSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5781Addressing health insurance mandates in the individual and small group marketsReferred to Senate Health & Long Term CareOpposeLegislative Priorities

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