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Bill Summary 3-1-2019

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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- RPEC Testified/ 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 systemPassed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules-RPEC Testified /Referred to Senate Rules SupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1065/SB 5031Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care servicesPassed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules/ 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.Passed Senate Health & Long Term Care, Referred to RulesSupportLegislative 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 transparencyPassed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5251Concerning prescription drug cost transparency1-28-19 Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1608/ SB 5542Protecting patient carePassed Health Care & Wellness, Referred to Rules/ Referred to Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1296/ SB 5796Concerning continuing care retirement communitiesPassed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules/ Referred to 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 optionsPassed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules/ Referred to Senate RulesSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5350/ HB 1413Concerning the purchase of an optional life annuity benefit for certain public retirement system membersPassed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules/ Passed Senate Ways & Means SupportLegislative 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.Passed House Appropriations, Referred to Rules/2-27-19 Hearing in Ways & Means SupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1765Concerning medical deductions for calculating disposable income2-15-19 Hearing in 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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