RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 4-19-2019
In This Edition
- ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Legislators about the Budget
- WA State Legislative Bill Update
ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Legislators about the Budget
With just over a week of regular session left, we need to continue to pressure our legislators to include these provisions in the final budget negotiations.
Please contact your Representatives and ask them to pass HB 1390 and include it and a PEBB Medicare Benefit increase of $200 or more per month in the final state budget.
Please contact your Senator and ask them to include the COLA and a PEBB Medicare Benefit increase of $200 or more per month in the final state budget.
The Legislative Hotline number is 1-800-562-6000.
WA State Legislative Bill Update
Several bills that we have supported and will positively impact retirees have passed both chambers and are awaiting the Governor’s signature including:
SB 5360-Addressing Retirement Plan Membership Default
HB 1065-Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services
HB 1224-Concerning prescription drug cost transparency
Below are the full list of bills we are tracking as they move through the legislative process. Full Text and updates on these bills can be found by searching for the bill number at: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/
Here is a link to the full list of bills currently of focus to RPEC: http://www.rpecwa.org/bill-summary-4-19-2019/