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Bill Summary 4-9-2021

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Bill NumberDescriptionStatusInterest
HB 15651.5% one-time COLA for Plan 1 Retirees capped at $22 per month.Referred to H-AppropriationsPlan 1 COLA
SB 5203Increases access and affordability of generic prescription medicationsPassed Senate, passed H-Health Care & Wellness, passed H-Appropriations, referred to H-Rules, placed on 2nd reading. - RPEC signed in as support, testifed.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5021Protects retirement benefits of furloughed public employeesPassed Senate, passed House, delivered to Governor. - RPEC signed in as support, testified.Retirenment Security for all Washingtonians
SB 5096Capital Gains TaxPassed Senate, referred to H-Finance. Hearing: 3/15, 10:00 AM - RPEC signed in as support, testified.Correct regressive tax code
HB 1272Concerning health system transparencyPassed House, passed S-Health & Long Term Care, passed S-Ways & Means, in S-Rules - RPEC signed in as supportAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5188Creates state public bankPassed Senate, passed H-Consumer Protection & Business w/ amendment, passed H-Appropriations, in H-Rules. - RPEC signed in as supportRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1111Closes tax break on non-profit investment incomeH-Finance. Had hearing: 3/16, 1:30 PM.Correct regressive tax code
HB 1073Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave programPassed House, passed S-Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs w/ amendment, passed S-Ways & Means, in S-Rules, placed on 2nd reading. - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
SB 5097Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave programPassed Senate, passed House w/ amendments - RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
HB 1218Improving health, safety, and quality of life for residents in long-term care facilitiesPassed House, passed S-Health & Long Term Care w/ amendment, passed S-Ways & Means w/ amendment, in S-Rules - RPEC signed in as supportAffordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5399Concerning the creation of a universal health care commissionPassed Senate, passed H-Health Care & Wellness w/ amendment, passed H-Appropriations w/ amendment, but wihtout amendment by H-Health Care & Wellness - 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 House, referred to S-Ways & Means. Public hearing: 4/5, 10:00 AM - 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 Senate, passed H-Housing, Human Services & Veterans w/ amendment, passed H-Appropriations, in H-Rules, placed on 2nd reading. - RPEC signed in as supportImproves access to affordable housing
HB 1406Wealth TaxPassed H-Finance, referred to H-Appropriations- RPEC signed in as supportCorrect regressive tax code
SB 5322Prohibiting dual enrollment between school employees' benefits board and public employees' benefits board programsPassed Senate, passed House, delivered to Governor.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
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 participationPassed Senate, referred to H-Appropriations, had hearing. - RPEC Signed in as OpposedRetirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1093Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriationsH-Appropriations. Hearing: 1/14 3:30Protect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
HB 1094Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriationsPassed H-Appropriations, referred to H-Rules.Protect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
SB 5091Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriationsS-Ways & Means. Hearing: 1/12, 4:00Protect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
SB 5092Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriationsPassed Senate, passed House w/ ammendment to include 1.5% Plan 1 COLA capped at $22 per month.Protect PEBB Medicare Benefit, Full Pension Funding, Correct regressive tax code
HB 1032Early retirement for SERS & TERS plans 2 & 3.H-Appropriations. -Unlikely to advance this session.Retirenment Security for all Washingtonians
HB 1040One time PEBB open enrollment for TERS and SERS Plans 2 & 3 retireesH-Appropriations. -Unlikely to advance this session.Retirenment Security for all Washingtonians
SB 5142Establishing the profession of dental therapistS-Health & Longterm Care. - Unlikely to advance this session.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5204Creating the whole Washington health trustS-Health & Longterm Care. - Unlikely to advance this session.Affordable health care for all retired public employees
SB 5020Penalty on unsupported prescription drug price increasesPassed S-Health & Longterm Care, referred to Ways & Means - RPEC signed in as support, testified. - Unlikely to advanceKeep 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,H-Finance: Hearing: 2/9, 1:30pm - RPEC signed in as support - Unlikely to advanceCorrect regressive tax code
SB 5010Prohibiting the use of credit scores to determine rates for personal lines of insurancePassed S-Business, Financial Services, & Trade, referred to S-Rules, placed on 2nd reading, placed in "X" file. - RPEC signed in as support - Unlikely to advanceKeep Health Care Affordable

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