"...to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens...through education and legislation."
Bills passed that were supported by the Senior Lobby and sent on to the Governor from the 2018 session.
Summary: 56 bills were supported by the Senior Lobby and 20 passed. Additional items are provisos in the supplemental budget.
Listed below are some of the significant budget items included in the final budget:
Health Care 13 bills supported
ESHB 1047 Protecting the public’s health by creating a system for safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications. Delivered to Gov Rep: Peterson, Appleton, Stanford, Robinson, Lytton, Ormsby, Senn, Jinkins, Bergquist, Frame, Gregerson, Doglio, Fey, Tharinger, Ryu, Kilduff, Macri, Hudgins, Farrell, Sawyer, Cody
ESHB 1239 Concerning requests for medical records to support an application for social security benefits. Delivered to Gov Rep: Sullivan
HB 2435 Reducing training requirements for certain respite care providers who provide respite to unpaid caregivers and work three hundred hours or less in any calendar year. Delivered to Gov Rep Kilduff, Schmick, Cody, Muri, Kagi, Tharinger, Pollet, and Tarleton
SB 6113 Concerning priority processing for adult family home license applications. Delivered to Gov Sen Bailey, Keiser, Darneille, Rivers
E2SSB 5179 Requiring coverage for hearing instruments under public employee and medical programs. Delivered to Gov: Sen Bailey,Keiser, Palumbo,Hasegawa, Conway
Retirement 4 bills supported
SB6340 Providing a benefit increase to certain retirees of the public employees’ retirement system plan 1 and the teachers’ retirement system plan 1. Delivered to Gov. Sen: Conway, Bailey, Hobbs, Walsh, Hasegawa, Hunt, Mullet, Keiser, Palumbo, Saldana
DSHS 9 bills supported
E2SHB 1831 Revising resource limitations for public assistance. Delivered to Gov Rep: Pettigrew , Macri, Santos, Ortiz-Self, Frame, Kagi, Fitzgibbon, Stanford, Ormsby, Pollet
SB 6199 Concerning the individual provider employment administrator program.
Delivered to Gov Rep: Cody, Macri, Tharinger, Jinkins/ Sen: Cleveland, Conway, Miloscia, Keiser, Fortunato
SHB 2515 Updating the medicaid payment methodology for contracted assisted living, adult residential care, and enhances adult residential care. Delivered to Gov Rep: Tharinger, Schmick, Coddy, Johnson, Jinkins, Harris, Robinson, Wylie, Pollet, Ormsby/ Sen: Van De Wgw, Cleveland, King, Rivers, Palumbo, Conway
EHB 2750 Concerning quality in assisted living facilities Delivered to Gov Rep: Tharinger, Johnson, Cody, Stonier, Slatter, Robinson, Jinkins, Appleton, Muri, Gregerson
Insurance (Bills presented by the Insurance Commissoner) 6 bills supported
HB 2322 Allowing property insurers to assist their insureds with risk mitigation goods and services. Delivered to Gov Rep: Stanford, Kirby, Vick, Barkis, McDonald, Ryu
Revenue and Finance 8 bills supported
SHB 2597 Extending the existing state property tax exemption for residences of senior citizens and disabled persons to local regular property taxes. Rep:Sullivan, Wylie, Slatter, Sawyer, Stanford, Pollet, Kloba, Berquist, Ormsby, Kilduff, Macri Delivered to Gov
SHB 2651 Increasing the personal needs allowance for people in residential and institutional care settings. Delivered to Gov Rep: Stanford, Johnson, Macri, Haler, Tharinger, Goodman, Caldier, Appleton, Harris, Jinkins, Barkis, Dolan, Senn, Gregerson, Wylie, Tarleton, McBride, Doglio, Eslick, Pollet, Slatter, Fey, Santos
ESB 6018 Concerning security freeze fees charged by consumer reporting agencies. Sen: Mullet, Carlyle,Palumbo, Frockt, Rolfes, Hunt, Fain, Keiser, Van De Wege, Hasegawa, Nelson, Pedersen, Kuderer Signed into Public Law C54 L18
Rights 8 bills supported
EHB 1322 Reducing training requirements for developmental disability respite providers working three hundred hours or less in a calendar year. Signed into Public Law C267 L17 Rep: Kilduff, Harris, Kagi, Senn, Cody, Short, Mcdonald, Caldier, Dent, Tharinger, Dye, Robinson, Lovick, Appleton, Goodman, Fey, Hudgins, Sawyer, Muuri, Jinkins, McBride, Doglio
E2SHB 1889 Creating an office of the correcctions ombuds. Delivered to Gov Rep: Pettigrew, Appleton, Peterrson, Stanford, Pollet
HB 2661 Protecting survivors of domestic assault from employment discrimination. Delivered to Gov Rep: Doglio, appleton, Orwall, Gregerson, Frame, Sells, Jinkins, Wylie, Macri, Tarleton, Hudgins, McBride, Pollet, Goodman, Santos, Stanford
Housing 8 bills supported
E2SHB 1570 Concerning access to homeless housing and assistance. Delivered to Gov Rep: Macris, Robinson, McBride, Kagi, Sawyer, Tharinger, Doglio, Pollet, Ortiz-Self, Chapman, Cody, Jinkins, Berqqquist, Hudgins, Peterson, Senn, Stonier, Riccelli, Fame, Gregerson, Dolan, Tarleton, Ormsby, Ryu, Fey Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Slatter, Pettigrew, Kloba, Orwall, Appleton, Clibborn, Farrell, Stanford
SHB 2448 Increasing the availability of housing for developmentally disabled persons. Delivered to Gov Rep: Senn, Tharinger, Chapman, Kilduff, Macri, Robinson, Appleton, Kloba,Pollet, Santos, Tarleton
E2SHB 2578 Preserving and expanding rental housing options for persons whose source of income is derived from or includes sources other than employment Delivered to Gov Rep: Ricelli, Kirby, Macri, Peterson, Appleton, McBride, Frame, Doglio, Stanford, Goodman, Senn, Gregerson, Wylie, Sawyer, Kloba, Santos, Ormsby, Robinson, Berquist
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