29A.08.359  <<  29A.08.362 >>   29A.08.365

Automatic registrationHealth benefit exchange.

(1) Beginning July 1, 2019, the health benefit exchange shall provide the following information to the secretary of state's office for consenting Washington healthplanfinder applicants who affirmatively indicate that they are interested in registering to vote, including applicants who file changes of address, who reside in Washington, are age eighteen years or older, and are verified citizens, for voter registration purposes:
(a) Names;
(b) Traditional or nontraditional residential addresses;
(c) Mailing addresses, if different from the traditional or nontraditional residential address; and
(d) Dates of birth.
(2) The health benefit exchange shall consult with the secretary of state's office to ensure that sufficient information is provided to allow the secretary of state to obtain a digital copy of the person's signature when available from the department of licensing and establish other criteria and procedures that are secure and compliant with federal and state voter registration and privacy laws and rules.
(3) If applicable, the health benefit exchange shall report any known barriers or impediments to implementation of this section to the appropriate committees of the legislature and the governor no later than December 1, 2018.
(4) If the health benefit exchange determines, in consultation with the health care authority, that implementation of chapter 110, Laws of 2018 requires changes subject to approval from the centers for medicare and medicaid services, participation of the health benefit exchange is contingent on receiving that approval.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: 2018 c 110 § 201 directed that this section be codified in chapter 29A.04 RCW, but codification in chapter 29A.08 RCW appears to be more appropriate.
Short titleFindingsIntent2018 c 110: See notes following RCW 29A.08.355.
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