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2022 Legislative Bill Summary

Updated 3/11/2022

PositionBill #Companion BillTitleStatus of Bill #Justification
MonitorHB 1032Early retirement for SERS & TERS plans 2 & 3.InactiveRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
MonitorHB 1040One time PEBB open enrollment for TERS and SERS Plans 2 & 3 retireesInactiveRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
SupportHB 1111Closes tax break on non-profit investment incomeInactiveCorrect regressive tax code
SupportSHB 1406Wealth TaxInactiveCorrect regressive tax code
SupportHB 1465Making the estate tax more progressive by exempting small estates, reducing estate taxes on medium estates, increasing the estate tax on larger estates,InactiveCorrect regressive tax code
SupportHB 1669SB 5748Concerning Disability benefits in the public safety employees' retirement system.Passed House, passed Senate, on to GovernorProviding retirement allowance to disabled PSERS members. Passed SCPP.
SupportHB 1671SB 5532Establishing a prescription drug affordability board.InactiveLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
SupportHB 1688SB 5618Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services, by aligning state law and the federal no surprises act and addressing coverage of treatment for emergency conditions.Passed House, passed Senate, on to GovernorLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
MonitorHB 1699Permitting individuals retired from the public employees retirement system, the teachers retirement system, and the school employees retirement system additional opportunities to work for a school district for up to 1,040 hours per school year while in receipt of pension benefits until July 1, 2025.Passed House, passed Senate, on to Governor
SupportHB 1713SB 5610Requiring cost sharing for prescription drugs to be counted against an enrollee's obligation, regardless of source.InactiveLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
SupportHB 1721SB 5676Providing a benefit increase to certain retirees of PERS 1 and TRS 1InactiveLP: "Restore a permanent Plan 1 COLA"
MonitorHB 1757Concerning educational service district participation in health benefit plans offered by PEBBInactive
SupportHB 1809SB 5688Concerning material changes to the operations and governance structure of participants in the health care marketplaceInactive
MonitorHB 1813Concerning freedom of pharmacy choicePassed House, in Senate Health & Long Term Care
SupportHB 1816Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriationsInactive
SupportHB 1911Concerning participating in insurance plans and contracts by separated plan 2 members of certain retirement systemsInactive
SupportSB 5020Penalty on unsupported prescription drug price increasesInactiveKeep Health Care Affordable
SupportSB 5142Establishing the profession of dental therapistInactiveAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SupportE2SSB 5188Creates state public bankInactiveRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
SupportSB 5204Creating the whole Washington health trustInactiveAffordable health care for all retired public employees
OpposeSB 5352Allowing new government employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership if the employee is age sixty or older when first hired, or when the employee's employer opts into retirement plan participationInactiveRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
MonitorSB 5507Exempting a manufacturer of certain dialysate and dialysis devices used by home dialysis patients or a manufacturer's agent from the pharmacies practices act and legend drug actInactive
SupportSB 5508Concerning the insurance guaranty fund.Passed Senate, Passed House, on to GovernorLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
Support2SSB 5532HB 1671Establishing a prescription drug affordability board.Passed Senate, Passed House, on to GovernorLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
SupportSSB 5546Concerning insulin affordability.Passed Senate, Passed House, signed by GovernorLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
SupportSSB 5597Concerning the Washington Voting Rights ActPassed Senate, in House Appropriations
SupportSB 5610HB 1713Requiring cost sharing for prescription drugs to be counted against an enrollee's obligation, regardless of source.Passed Senate, passed House, on to GovernorLP: "Create access to affordable health care for all retired public employees"
SupportSB 5618HB 1688Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services, by aligning state law and the federal no surprises act and addressing coverage of treatment for emergency conditions.Inactive
OpposeSB 5623Protecting consumers by limiting the ability of insurers to use credit histories to increase personal insurance premiums at renewal, but not prohibiting the use of credit history by insurers.Inactive
SupportSB 5676HB 1721Providing a benefit increase to certain retirees of PERS 1 and TRS 1Passed Senate, passed House, signed by GovernorLP: "Restore a permanent Plan 1 COLA"
SupportSB 5688HB 1809Concerning material changes to the opperations and governance structure of participants in the health care marketplaceInactive
SupportSB 5693Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriationsInactive
SupportSB 5698Concerning cost-of-living adjustments for Plan 1 retirees of TRS and PERSInactiveLP: "Restore a permanent Plan 1 COLA"
SupportSB 5700Concerning participation in insurance plans and contracts by separated plan 2 members of certain retirement systemsInactive
MonitorSB 5718Concerning insurance benefits for retired or disabled school employeesInactive
SupportSB 5748HB 1669Concerning Disability benefits in the public safety employees' retirement system.Passed Senate, in House Rules
SupportHB 1854Requiring coverage for hearing instruments.Inactive

C. Bill # = Companion Bill

Justification “LP:” – RPEC Legislative Priorities