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Bill Summary 3-15-2019

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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 membersHouse-Unlikely to Advance/ Senate-Unlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1085/ SB 5469Requiring the State to cover at least 50% of the monthly premium for Medicare-eligible retirees under PEBBHouse-Unlikely to Advance/ Senate-Unlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative 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 Floor Vote, Referred to Senate Ways & Means /Passed Senate Floor Vote, Referred to House AppropriationsSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1065/SB 5031Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care servicesPassed House Floor Vote, Referred to 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 programsUnlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative 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 3House-Unlikely to Advance/ Senate-Unlikely to AdvanceWatchLegislative Priorities
SB 5184Concerning prescription coverage and the use of nonresident pharmacies.Passed Senate Floor Vote, Referred to House Health Care & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1220/ SB 5275Adding a nonvoting representative from the office of the insurance commissioner to the public employees' benefits board.Passed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate Govt.,Tribal, ElectionsSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5292Concerning prescription drug cost transparencyPassed Senate Floor Vote, Reffered to House Health Care & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1224Concerning prescription drug cost transparencyPassed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5251Concerning prescription drug cost transparencyUnlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1608/ SB 5542Protecting patient carePassed Health Care & Wellness, Referred to House Rules/ Senate-Unlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1296/ SB 5796Concerning continuing care retirement communitiesPassed House Floor Vote, 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 diesHouse-Unlikely to Advance/ Senate-Unlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1408/ SB 5661Clarifying the written consent requirement for survivorship benefit optionsPassed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Prorities
SB 5350/ HB 1413Concerning the purchase of an optional life annuity benefit for certain public retirement system membersPassed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate/ Passed Senate Floor Vote, Referred to House SupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1877/ SB 5822Providing a pathway to establish a universal health care system for the residents of Washington statePassed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate/ Passed Senate Floor Vote, Referred to House SupportLegislative Prorities
HB 1523/ SB 5526Increasing the availability of quality, affordable health coverage in the individual market.Passed House Floor Vote, Referred to Senate Health & Long Term CareSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1765Concerning medical deductions for calculating disposable incomeUnlikely to AdvanceSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5781Addressing health insurance mandates in the individual and small group marketsUnlikely to AdvanceOpposeLegislative Priorities

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