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HB 1688 - 2021-22
Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services, by aligning state law and the federal no surprises act and addressing coverage of treatment for emergency conditions.
By Request: Insurance Commissioner
Companion Bill: SB 5618
Bill Status-at-a-Glance
See Bill History for complete details on the bill
As of Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:35 PM
Current Version:
Engrossed 2nd Substitute - E2SHB 1688
Current Status:
C 263 L 22
Where is it in the process?
IntroducedIn CommitteeOn FloorCalendarPassedChamberIn the House:In the Senate:
After Passage:Passed LegislatureOn Governor'sDeskGovernor ActedSession Law

Bill Status-at-a-Glance

As of Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:35 PM
See Bill History for complete details on the bill
Current Version:
Engrossed 2nd Substitute - E2SHB 1688
Current Status:
C 263 L 22
Where is it in the process?
IntroducedIn CommitteeOn FloorCalendarPassedChamber
House:
Senate:
Passed LegislatureOn Governor'sDeskGovernor ActedSession Law
AfterPassage:
Bill History

2022 REGULAR SESSION

Dec 22
Prefiled for introduction.
Jan 10
First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness. (View Original Bill)
Jan 12
Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 26
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HCW - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Jan 31
Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 3
Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 4
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 7
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Feb 10
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Feb 11
2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 22). (View 2nd Substitute)
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 67; nays, 30; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View 1st Engrossed) (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Feb 15
First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care.
Feb 18
Public hearing scheduled, but not heard in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 21
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:00 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 23
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HLTC - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Feb 24
Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 28
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
WM - Majority; without recommendation. (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 2
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 3
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 7
House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 88; nays, 10; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
Mar 8
Speaker signed.

IN THE SENATE

Mar 10
President signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Mar 10
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Mar 31
Governor signed.
Chapter 263, 2022 Laws. (View Session Law)
Effective date 3/31/2022.
Available Documents
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Fiscal Note
Amendments
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