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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

April: Week 4

April 29, 2019

Legislature Adjourns After Passing Budget Agreement - view here

House and Senate Kill Capital Gains Tax Bills - view here

Legislature Approves Bill Imposing a 20% Surcharge on Business & Occupations Taxes - view here

Conference Committee Hammers Out Agreement on Controversial Bill Establishing “Public Option” Health Plan—Measure Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration - view here

Conference Committee Hammers Out Agreement on Controversial Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Bill - Measure Goes to Governor Inslee for Cosideration - view here

House Concurs in Senate Amendments to “Surprise Billings” Measure—Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration - view here

Senate Fails to Consider Bills Repealing SEBB and Transferring K-12 Benefits to the PEBB - view here 

House and Senate Budget Plans Fund School Employee Benefits Board - view here

House Concurs in Senate Amendments on New Payroll Tax Bill for State-Run Long-Term Care Insurance—Measure Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration - view here

House Concurs in Senate Amendments to Bill on “Implementation Credits”—Measure Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration - view here

House and Senate Kill OIC Request Bills Providing Dedicated Funding for Criminal Investigations Unit - view here

House Kills Controversial Data Privacy Measure - view here

House Kills Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees - view here

OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals - view here

Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills - view here

April: Week 3

April 15, 2019

Increasing Talk of Special Session - Senate and House Differ on Budget and Taxes - view here

Bill Repealing School Employees' Benefit Board and Transferring K-12 Benefits to the PEBB Introduced - view here

House and Senate Budget Plans Fund School Employee Benefits Board - view here

WAHU and Other Insurance Producer Associations Testify in Opposition to New Capital Gains Tax Proposal - view here

House Committee Considers Bill Imposing a 20% Surcharge on Business & Occupations Taxes - view here

House Approves Controversial Bill Establishing "Public Option" Health Plan - view here 

Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees Pulled to House Floor Calendar - view here

Senate Approves Amended "Surprise Billings" Measure - view here

Senate Committee Approves Amended Bill on Prescription Drug Cost Transparency - view here

House Passes Amended Version of Measure Prohibiting Prior Authorization for First Six Visits of Covered Chiro/PT - view here

April: Week 2

April 8, 2019

Senate Approves $52.2 Billion Two-Year Spending Plan - Negotiations with House Leaders on Final Budget Deal Expected to be Difficult -

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WAHU and Other Insurance Producer Associations Testify in Opposition to New Capital Gains Tax Proposal - view here

Senate and House Committees Consider Alternative Bills Establishing Public Option" Health Plan - view here

House and Senate Budget Plans Fund School Employee Benefits Board - view here

Senate Committee Considers Amended "Surprise Billings" Measure - view here

Senate Committee Considers Amended Bill on Prescription Drug Cost Transparency - view here

House Committee Kills Senate-Passed Bill on Mail Order Pharmacies - view here

House Committee Approves Amended Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees - view here

Data Security/Internet Privacy Proposals - view here

OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals - view here

Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills - view here

April: Week 1

April 1, 2019

House Passes Two-Year Budget Plan—Senate Releases Separate Spending Plan - view here

 

House Committee to Consider New Capital Gains Tax Proposal - view here 

House Committee Considers Bill Imposing a 20% Surcharge on Business & Occupations Taxes - view here

 

House and Senate Budget Plans Fund School Employee Benefits Board - view here

 

Senate Committee Considers Bill Establishing “Public Option” Health Plan—House Committee to Consider Senate Version - view here

OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals - view here

Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills - view here

Credit goes to Annette, EWAHU's Legislative Chair. Thank you for your updates!