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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-6-2020

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-6-2020

In This Edition

  • Plan 1 COLA Bill Passes
  • Other Retiree Bills that Have Passed
  • WA State Legislative Bill Summary

Plan 1 COLA Bill Passes

Late afternoon on Friday, March 6th, HB 1390, the 3% increase (with a $62.50/month cap) to PERS/TRS 1 retirees, passed the Senate with a unanimous vote.

Thank you to all retirees who tirelessly worked to secure this victory!

We also would like to thank the legislators who supported this bill, for their efforts. We encourage our members to contact their legislators to express their appreciation.

The toll-free legislative hotline number is 1-800-562-6000

Email addresses for Legislators can be found at: https://app.leg.wa.gov/Rosters/Members

Other Retiree Bills that Have Passed

Several other important bills have been passed out of both houses and will likely be signed by the Governor in the coming weeks:

  • HB 2662 – Reducing the total cost of insulin
  • SB 6088 – Establishing a prescription drug affordability board
  • SB 6074 – Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program

WA State Legislative Bill Summary

If you are interested in seeing the full list of bills we are tracking, please visit the following link:

http://www.rpecwa.org/bill-summary-3-6-2020/

Full Text and updates on these bills can be found by searching for the bill number at: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/

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