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Bill Summary 2-14-2020

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ItemBill NumberDescriptionStatusRPEC Postion
1HB 1390/ SB 5400Providing a one-time 3% increase, capped at $62.50 per month to PERS/TRS Plan 1 membersIntroduced, Referred to House Rules/ Passed Senate Ways & Means, Referred to RulesSupport
2HB 1085/ SB 5469Requiring the State to cover at least 50% of the monthly premium for Medicare-eligible retirees under PEBBIntroduced, Referred to House Appropriations /Senate Ways & MeansSupport
3HB 1220/ SB 5275Adding a nonvoting representative from the office of the insurance commissioner to the public employees' benefits board.Introduced, Referred to House Rules /Senate RulesSupport
4HB 2036Concerning health system transparencyIntroduced, Passed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupport
5SB 6594Concerning health system transparencyUnlikely to Advance
6SB 5601/ HB 1562/Concerning health care benefit managementIntroduced, Passed Senate Way & Means, Referred to Rules/ House Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
7HB 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 reliefIntroduced, Referred to House Finance, Senate Ways & MeansSupport
8SB 6199Adjusting by inflation the qualifying income thresholds for purposes of the senior citizen and service-connected disabled veterans property tax exemption programIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupport
9SB 5625Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programsIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupport
10SB 6310Concerning a report of employers with employees receiving certain public assistance programsUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
11SB 6319/ HB 2500Concerning administration of the senior property tax exemption programIntroduced, Passed Senate Ways & Means, Referred to Rules/House version Unlikely to Advance Support
12SB 5541Creating a state revenue reform task force.Introduced, Referred to Ways & MeansSupport
13SB 5184Concerning prescription coverage and the use of nonresident pharmacies.Introduced, Referred to House RulesSupport
14SB 5887Concerning health carrier requirements for prior authorization standardsPassed Senate/ Referred to House Healthcare & Wellness, 2/12 HearingSupport
15HB 1608/ SB 5542Protecting patient careIntroduced, Referred to House RulesSupport
16SB 6113Creating a central insulin purchasing programIntroduced, Passed Ways & Means, Referred to RulesSupport
17SB 6087Imposing cost-sharing requirements for coverage of insulin productsIntroduced, Passed Ways & Means, Referred to RulesSupport
18HB 2662Reducing the total cost of insulinIntroduced, Passed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupport
19SB 6110Importing prescription drugs from CanadaUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
20SB 6111Creating a pharmacy tourism programUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
21SB 6088Establishing a prescription drug affordability boardIntroduced, Passed Senate Ways & Means, Referred to RulesSupport
22SB 6250/ HB 2328Concerning nursing facilitiesUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
23SB 6098Concerning insurance coverage of prosthetics and orthotics.Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
24SB 5335/ HB 1414Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary diesUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
25HB 2189Including specified competency restoration workers at department of social and health services institutional and residential sites in the public safety employees retirement systemIntroduced, Passed House, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupport
26SB 6275/ HB 2597Increasing patient access rights to timely and appropriate postacute careIntroduced, PassedWays & Means, Referred to Rules/ House Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
27SB 6358/ HB 2598Requiring medicaid managed care organizations to provide reimbursement of health care services provided by substitute providersIntroduced, Passed Ways & Means, Referred to Rules/ House Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
28HB 2568/ SB 6404Adopting prior authorization and appropriate use criteria in patient careIntroduced, Referred to House Rules/ Senate Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
29SB 5392/ HB 1317Establishing the profession of dental therapistIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ Passed House AppropriationsSupport
30SB 6359Creating regulation exemptions for rural health clinics providing services in a designated home health shortage areaIntroduced, Passed Senate, Referred to House Healthcare & WellnessSupport
31SB 6050/ HB 2209Concerning long term care insurance guaranty fundIntroduced, Passed Senate Ways & Means, Referred to Rules, House Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
32SB 6383/ HB 2341Concerning the retirement strategy funds in the plan 3 and the deferred compensation programsIntroduced, Passed Senate, Referred to Appropriations / House Version Passed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupport
33HB 1888Protecting employee information from public disclosureIntroduced, Passed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupport
34SB 6666Protecting employee information from public disclosureUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
35SB 6499/ HB 2716Concerning the confidentiality of retirement system files and records relating to health informationIntroduced, Passed Senate/ House Version Unlikely to AdvanceSupport
36SB 6431Exempting personal demographic details of state employees from public disclosureUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
37SB 6125Concerning postretirement work in an elected city or county council positionUnlikely to AdvanceWatch
38HB 2533Concerning disability benefits in the public safety employees' retirement systemUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
39SB 6165Providing a one-time 1.5% increase, capped at $22 per month to PERS/TRS Plan 1 membersUnlikely to AdvanceWatch
40HB 1132/ SB 5178Concerning early retirement options for members of the teachers' retirement system and school employees' retirement system plans 2 and 3Unlikely to AdvanceWatch
41SB 6662Providing retirement benefits at earlier ages in the plans 2 and 3 of the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement systemUnlikely to AdvanceWatch
42SB 6337Concerning early retirement reduction factors for certain members of the teachers retirement system and the public safety employees retirement systemUnlikely to AdvanceWatch
43SB 6074/ HB 2193Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution programIntroduced, Passed Ways & Means, Referred to Rules/ Passed House Appropriations, Referred to RulesSupport
44HB 1765Concerning medical deductions for calculating disposable incomeUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
45HB 2734Creating pathways to recovery from addiction by eliminating a tax preference for the warehousing of opioids and other drugsUnlikely to AdvanceSupport
46SB 5781Addressing health insurance mandates in the individual and small group marketsIntroduced, Referred to Senate RulesOppose

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