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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. DSHS indicates that implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within current resources.
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
This bill is substantively the same as when we reported on it in its original chamber. We continue to remain neutral.
The second chamber sponsor is Senator Watson.
First chamber recommendation below:
This legislation would authorize DSHS to direct existing funds to assist individuals with paying their insurance premiums. Since expanding DSHS financial assistance options would not require an increase in spending, we remain neutral on HB 1038.