Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Bill Summary 4-30-2021 – FINAL

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Bill NumberDescriptionStatusInterest
SB 5203Increases access and affordability of generic prescription medicationsPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as support, testifed.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5096Capital Gains TaxPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as support, testified.Correct regressive tax code
SB 5021Protects retirement benefits of furloughed public employeesPassed Legislature, Governor signed - RPEC signed in as support, testified.Retirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1272Concerning health system transparencyPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as supportAffordable health care for all retired public employees
HB 1073Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave programPassed Legislature, Governor signed - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
SB 5097Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave programPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
HB 1218Improving health, safety, and quality of life for residents in long-term care facilitiesPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as supportAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5399Concerning the creation of a universal health care commissionPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as supportAffordable health care for all retired public employees
HB 1277Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability servicesPassed Legislature, delivered to Governor - RPEC signed in as supportImproves access to affordable housing
SB 5160Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programsPassed legislature, Governor signed - RPEC signed in as supportImproves access to affordable housing
SB 5322Prohibiting dual enrollment between school employees' benefits board and public employees' benefits board programsPassed Legislature, Governor signed.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5092Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriationsPassed Legislature, delivered to GovernorProtect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
HB 15651.5% one-time COLA for Plan 1 Retirees capped at $22 per month.Did not passPlan 1 COLA
SB 5188Creates state public bankDid not pass - RPEC signed in as supportRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1111Closes tax break on non-profit investment incomeDid not passCorrect regressive tax code
HB 1406Wealth TaxDid not pass - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
SB 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 participationDid not pass - RPEC Signed in as OpposedRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1093Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriationsDid not passProtect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
HB 1094Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriationsDid not passProtect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
SB 5091Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriationsDid not passProtect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
HB 1032Early retirement for SERS & TERS plans 2 & 3.Did not passRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1040One time PEBB open enrollment for TERS and SERS Plans 2 & 3 retireesDid not passRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
SB 5142Establishing the profession of dental therapistDid not passAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5204Creating the whole Washington health trustDid not passAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5020Penalty on unsupported prescription drug price increasesDid not pass - RPEC signed in as support, testified.Keep Health Care Affordable
HB 1465Making the estate tax more progressive by exempting small estates, reducing estate taxes on medium estates, increasing the estate tax on larger estates,Did not pass - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
SB 5010Prohibiting the use of credit scores to determine rates for personal lines of insuranceDid not pass - RPEC signed in as supportKeep Health Care Affordable

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