The House version of Washington State University’s medical school residency bill cleared a giant hurdle today as it passed unanimously out of the House during today’s floor debate with a vote of 98-0.

House Bill 2443 adds the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to the Family Medicine Residency Network as a third co-chair alongside University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. The bill previously passed out of the House Health Care & Wellness committee late last month and will now journey into the Senate to start the process over again.

Meanwhile, HB 2443’s companion bill SB 6093 passed out of the Senate Higher Education & Workforce committee last week and is currently sitting in Senate Rules waiting for a floor vote.

Video from today’s floor session on HB 2443 can be viewed below: