GOAL Post 2017-7 Legislative Update from Olympia – 17 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-7
Legislative Update from Olympia – 17 February 2017

GOAL POST DISTRIBUTION ISSUES
NEW BILLS COVERED
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES, BILLS DIE
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY
MOST ACTION SHIFTS TO THE FLOOR

GOAL Post 2017-6 was published last Friday, but apparently did not receive complete distribution.

I’ve been publishing GOAL Post since 2000, primarily in direct e-mail format through my home ISP. As the subscriber list grew, I broke it up into segments of about 200 names each. Every Friday night during session, no problem. Compose message, hit “send” button, and it magically goes out of my mailbox into yours. Try wagoal.org or on Facebook its Gun Owners Action League of Washington.

Until last Friday, when all of the batches were kicked back, theoretically as spam I will continue to try e-mail, but I’m working on alternatives, among them, posting GOAL Post on the web pages of the Washington Arms Collectors and the Washington State Rifle & Pistol Association. About 18 months ago, a friend and co-worker created a “GOAL” web site which I never paid much attention to, as he merely posted the current GOAL Post during session. Unfortunately he passed away last year, and at this point I cannot access the site.

Two more bills I should have been tracking deal with firearms in the broader sense, but do not come under RCW 9.41, our state’s firearms code. HB 1270, by Rep. Harmsworth (R-43) encourages voluntary use of firearm locking devices by offering a tax saving. A similar law waiving the sales tax on gun safes was passed nearly 20 years ago. HB 1612, by Rep. Orwall (D-33) expands on the suicide prevention program initiated last year, and supported by gun rights organizations. Both bills are still alive.

Tonight is the first major cut-off day, when all bills must pass out of their policy committee. Those that are not moving forward are most likely dead for the session. That’s about 2/3 of them, good or bad. The “Bill Status” column below shows the current status for each bill we’re tracking. Basically, if it doesn’t have a position in Rules or a fiscal committee, it’s dead for the session.

Remember, nothing is really “dead” until the fat lady sings, on April 23rd. While rare, extraordinary action may be taken to revive a bill, or even file a new one.

The good news is that Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s flagship bills banning and/or registering so-called “assault weapons” all died in committee. They tried to salvage the registration bill in the House by watering it down, narrowing the definition of “assault weapon,” deleting magazines, eliminating the annual licensing, etc, but even that couldn’t get the required votes to get out. Stand by for an initiative. The House version of the safe storage bill DID pass, but in amended and watered down form. It’s still a bad bill, as well as totally unnecessary – current reckless endangerment law already covers the topic. Unfortunately almost all pro-gun bills died as well.

Bills that have a significant fiscal impact have an additional week to pass out of one of the fiscal committees. That cut-off is next Friday. Keep in mind this is the biennial budget year, and if they fail to pass a budget, we could be looking at one or more special sessions, as happened a couple of years ago.

The next critical cut-off is March 8th, when bills must pass out of their original chamber (House bills out of the House, Senate bills out of the Senate). If they don’t make the cut, they’re nominally dead. Most action will be on the chamber (House or Senate) floor, where bills will be debated and passed… or not. After March 8th, those bills that passed out of their original chamber will go through the same process – on the other side: committee hearing and possible action, fiscal committee action if required, then into the Rules committees while awaiting a full chamber (floor) vote.

All bills considered on the floor are subject to a roll call vote. Because of their numbers (98 members), the House does it by machine – a quick red-green machine vote, called the Christmas tree (probably the only politically correct Christmas tree in the capitol). The Senate, with only 49 members, does it the old fashioned way – a roll call voice vote.

(To give you an idea of the magnitude of a legislative session, nearly 2,300 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H. PubSaf.
OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Rules
SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1270 Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices
Harmswqorth (R-44) H. Fis
SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Rules
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) DIED
OPPOSE

HB 1592 Delivery of firearms to LEOs
Klippert (R) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R-44) DIED
SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Rules
SUPPORT

HB 1900 Hunter ed funding/NRA license plates
Griffey (R-35) DIED
NEUTRAL

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Walsh (R-19) DIED.
SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) S. W&M
OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) DIED
SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) DIED
NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) DIED
OPPOSE

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) DIED
NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) DIED
OPPOSE

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fis = Fiscal, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
No public hearings scheduled at this time, but in all likelihood HB 1270 will go to House Fiscal and HB 1612 to House Appropriations.

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!
1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line. I will remove your name immediately. Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists. If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 18-19 February
Puyallup 25-26 March

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-6 Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-6
Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 February 2017

NEW BILL(S) FILED
DROPPING HB 1784/SB 52 56 FROM TRACKING
POSITION CHANGE ON SB 5441
NEED HELP ON HB 1933/SB 5506
PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF DATE NEXT FRIDAY, 17 FEB
ACTION ON BILLS

SB 5795, by Senator Chase (D-32), would mandate firearm owners have personal liability insurance to purchase or possess any firearm. No minimum coverage amount is specified, but you must show your policy to the FFL to purchase a firearm.

After a deeper evaluation of HB 1384/SB 5256, I am dropping them from the gun bill tracking list. As clarified, a “sexual assault protection order” is separate and distinct from a domestic violence protection order and is NOT to be used in lieu of a DV protection order. It does NOT automatically prohibit firearm possession.

After consulting with law enforcement professionals, I am changing the GOAL position on SB 5441 (involuntary freeze on firearm possession) from “OPPOSE” to “NEUTRAL.” The “consultees” are both rock solid pro-gun individuals with more than 60 years combined law enforcement experience, most of it on the street.

Washington gun owners need a push on HB 1933 and SB 5506. These bills would allow transfer of a firearm without I-594 background check at non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA dinners. HB 1933 has not been scheduled for a hearing in House Judiciary. SB 5506 was considered in a public hearing but no executive session (committee vote) has been scheduled. If no action is taken on these bills by next Friday (17 Feb), they are dead for the session. Please call or e-mail your Representatives and ask them to push HB 1933 in House Judiciary and your Senator to push SB 5506 in Senate Law & Justice.

Public hearings were conducted last week on HB 1100, HB 1501 and HB 1731. No executive action (committee vote on HB 1100 yet. Executive session (committee vote) on HBs 1501 and 1731 are scheduled for 16 Feb, along with HBs 1122, 1387, 1529 and SB s 5506 and 5552.the last day to get bills out of committee.

(After the hearings, and outside (state agency, other public agency, private citizen) input is heard, the committee staff prepares a “bill report” that describes the effect of the bill as submitted, a summary of public testimony, and includes any amendments to the bill offered by legislators. The bill next has to be scheduled for a vote (passage) in executive session, by the committee chair. Once a vote is taken – IF a vote is taken (not all bills heard get an up or down vote) — the bill dies in committee or moves on, either to the Rules committee awaiting a floor vote, or to a fiscal committee for their review.)

A public hearing is scheduled for SB 5441 in Senate Law & Justice on Thursday, 15 Feb at 1:30 p.m.

Next Friday is the original chamber policy committee cut-off day, meaning all House Bills that have not passed out of their original policy committee are (nominally) dead for the session, with the exception of bills with a fiscal impact – they have an extra seven days to pass out of one of the fiscal committees (Appropriations or Ways & Means). I threw the word “nominally” in there because a bill CAN be resurrected after missing a cut-off, but it’s extremely rare.

(Just for information, almost 2,200 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H. PubSaf.
OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry S
hea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D-34) H. HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) H. PubSaf
OPPOSE

HB 1592 Delivery of firearms to LEOs
Klippert (R) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R-44) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D-27) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1900 Hunter Ed funding/NRA license plates
Griffey (R-35) H. Trans.
NEUTRAL

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Walsh (R-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) S. K-12
SUPPORT

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R-18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D-) S. L&J
NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) S. L&J
OPPOSE

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care, Aprop = Appropriations

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

15 Feb Senate Human Services
Senate Hearing Room “2”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
1:30 p.m. SB 5441

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line. I will remove your name immediately. Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists. If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Monroe 18-19 February
Puyallup 25-26 March

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-5 Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-5
Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 February 2017

NEW BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
ACTION ON BILL(S) – OR LACK THEREOF

A few new gun bills were introduced this week. HB 1592, by Rep. Klippert (R)8) waives the handgun delivery waiting period for active commissioned police officers as currently exists for CPL holders. Long overdue. HB 1900, by Rep. Griffey (R)35) authorizes issue of a special “NRA” license plate to help fund hunter education programs. HB 1933, by Rep. Rep. Walsh (R)19) waives the I-594 background check requirement for firearms transferred via a not-for-profit activity such a Friends of NRA or Ducks Unlimited.
(Note on HB 1900: The current listed position on HB 1900 is “neutral.” Not because I oppose funding hunter ed or have a problem with the NRA – I have been a life member of that organization for several decades – but that I believe we would be better served by a plate that recognizes the Second Amendment to the bill of Rights as broader and more inclusive. I would also add that we have two national gun rights organizations based right here in Washington – why single out just the NRA? Disclosure: I have worked for both SAF and CCRKBA, and I have been an NRA election volunteer coordinator and certified firearms safety instructor.)
Correction: HB 1100 (renewal notice for CPL) now sits in House Appropriations awaiting a determination of fiscal impact and a committee vote.
Public hearings were held on several bills last week. Of particular interest was the hearing in House Judiciary conducted on February 2nd. Historically, pro-gun individuals out number anti-gunners at these events. It appears the other side has noticed this and went out of their way to make a strong showing on Thursday. They wore orange and filled the room early, effectively hogging the camera coverage. We need to do better, gang. I was also told that there were a couple of buses, including one school bus, parked outside that may have carried these individuals to Olympia, also not a new tactic of the left. A similar incident occurred in Tallahassee, Florida, last week, when dozens of women wearing “Everytown for Gun Safety” orange t-shirts crammed a gun bill hearing. Funny thing, when the hearing ended, the women were seen turning their t-shirts over to a few League of Women Voters “volunteers.” “Everytown” is a Michael Bloomberg front group and LWV never met a gun control bill they did not support.
Public hearings are scheduled next week on HB 1100 (CPL renewal notice) and HB 1731 (exceptions to I-594). Details below.
HB 1384 (Sexual force protection order) was amended in committee to allow for a rehearing to end or limit the court order. It passed out of committee on a 12-1 vote and moves to House Rules, the “holding pattern” for a full floor vote. The bill is still offensive in that it puts the burden of proof on the accused to show he/she poses no threat.
SB 5260 (CPL renewal notice) passed out of Senate Law & Justice and now awaits a call to the Senate floor out of Rules.
Note that just as which bills are heard by a committee is solely at the discretion of the committee chair, so is the decision to call a bill up for a committee vote. With two weeks left until the first (policy committee) cut-off, most bills have not been scheduled for a hearing. We may see a last-week rush, we may not. This is where your contact with legislators is important – to push to hear a bill or block it – grassroots lobbying at its best.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D)22) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R)4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R)4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D)19) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D)32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D)19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R)15) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R)4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D)19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1384 Sexual force protection order
Goodman (D)45) H. Jud. O
PPOSE

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D)27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D)34) H.HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D)44) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D)23) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D)32) H. PubSaf
OPPOSE

HB 1592 Deliver of firearms to LEOs
Klippert (R) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R)44) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1900 Hunter ed funding/NRA license plates
Griffey (R) H. Trans.
NEUTRAL

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Walsh (R) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D)38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D)3) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D)38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R)28) S. K-12
SUPPORT

SB 5256 Sexual force protection order
Fain (R)47) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R)18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D)19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D)) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D)46) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R)25) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D)43) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D)43) S. L&J
NEUTRAL

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care, Aprop = Appropriations

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

7 Feb House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1731

9 Feb House Appropriations
House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
3:30 p.m. HB 1100

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!
1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).
By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.
If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line. I will remove your name immediately. Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists. If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 04-05 February
Monroe 18-19 February

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”
Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-4 Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-4
Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

BEWARE HB 1384/SB 5256
HB 1100 PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
SEVERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

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While I was working the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show in Las Vegas last week, then on my way to Jacksonville, FL, for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, they slipped one in on us. HB 1384, by Rep. Roger Goodman D-45) and SB 5256, by Sen. Joe Fain (R-47) carry the innocuous-sounding title “Sexual Force Restraining Order.” The law – and the order – already exist. What this bill does is allow extension of a maximum two year restraining order to a LIFETIME ORDER. In effect, this becomes a lifetime ban on the possession of firearms for anyone subject to such an order. In no way do we condone sexual force or violence, but we also recognize that such orders are frequently based on “he said, she said” so-called “evidence” and are frequently used to punish a partner in a divorce or separation proceeding.
HB 1100, mandating mailing of a renewal notice for CPLs, passed out of House Judiciary and sits in House Rules awaiting a pull to the floor.
HB 1384 was heard in House Judiciary last week, and is slated for a vote out of committee this coming Thursday. No action is slated in the Senate at this time. I urge you to contact your Representatives to warn them of the severe impact of the bills and ask them to note “no” if they have the opportunity.
More new gun bills filed. HB 1529 by Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-32) would limit law enforcement (and those citizens aiding law enforcement) use of force. HB 1725, by Rep. John Koster (R-44), exempts CPL holders from the background check requirements of I-594.HB 1739, by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) allows certain exemptions to the firearms background check in certain cases, such as for pyrotechnic devices (flare guns), some loans, transfer within the family, etc.
SB 5441, by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-48) would place a six-month freeze on firearm possession for anyone detained for temporarily a period of mental health evaluation, even if no cause was found for the detention. SB 5444, by Sen. David Frockt (D-46) is the Senate counterpart to HB 1387, mandating registration and licensing for “assault weapon:” and “large capacity magazine” possession. SB 5363, by Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-1) is the counterpart to HB 1122, mandating “safe” storage of firearms, under potential felony penalty. This is basically the same bill they have been trying to pass since 1997. Finally, SB 5506, by Sen. Han\s Zeiger (R-25) would allow transfers of firearms at non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA gatherings. SB 5552, by Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43), is the counterpart to HB 1731 that makes certain exemptions to I-594. SB 5553, By Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43) allows a suicidal person to waive his or her right to possess a firearm for a minimum period of seven days, The waiver is voluntary, as is lifting the waiver. .
A dozen or so public hearings are scheduled next week. See schedule below. Note multiple bills of interest may be heard at one hearing. There’s a schedule conflict in the Senate. See note below.
Just FYI., my temporary travels are over – at least until the NRA convention at the end of April, by which time the regular session will be over. Let’s not talk about special sessions… yet. GP 2017-5 should come out next Friday evening.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1384 Sexual force protection order
Goodman (D-45) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D-34) H.HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Jud.
REVIEW

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) H. PubSaf
OPPOSE

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R-44) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) S. K-12
SUPPORT

SB 5256 Sexual force protection order
Fain (R-47) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R-18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D-) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D- S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
REVIEW

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

31 Jan Senate Health Care
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5259

31 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10:00 a.m. SBs 5506, 5552, 5553
31 Jan House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

10:00 a.m. HB 1483
31 Jan House Public Safety
House Hearing Room “D”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

1:30 p.m. HB 1529
2 Feb House Health Care
House Hearing Room “A
John L. O’Brien Bldg

800 a.m. HB 1388
2 Feb Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10-00 a.m. SB 5073
2 Feb House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg
1:30 p.m. HBs 1122, 1387, committee vote on HB 1384.

There appears to be a conflict in public hearings in the Senate on 31 January. Both Senate Law & Justice and Health Care are scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. in Senate hearing Room “4.” It’s the weekend, so I can’t deconflict. Yall be careful there, heah!

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!
1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).
By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.
If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line. I will remove your name immediately. Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists. If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 04-05 February
Monroe 18-19 February

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”
Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-3 Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-3
Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

FORMAT CHANGE
LEGISLATIVE WEB SITE
SESSION CUT-OFF CALENDAR ADOPTED
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING(S) HELD/SCHEDULED
ACTION ON BILLS

In response to a suggestion from a reader, I am changing the format slightly. Rather that list “Bill Status” and “GOAL Position on Bills” separately, I am placing the GOAL position immediately after the relevant bill status.Let’s see how this works for you.I do appreciate feedback from readers, although I reserve the right to act on suggestions.

The legislative web site offers a comprehensive variety of information about the legislature, bill information, procedures, various administrative details (e.g. visiting the legislature), etc.The GOAL Post is simply a summary of activity.If your interest in the workings of the legislature is deeper than that offered here, I would urge you to visit and explore the entire web site.”leg.wa.gov”

The following cut-off dates were adopted for bills under consideration in the 2017 regular legislative session.As a general rule, if a bill fails to pass a hurdle, it is considered dead for the session.Exceptions can be made.

17 February Bills must pass out of policy committee
24 February Bills must pass out of chamber fiscal committee (only bills with major fiscal impact)
08 March Bills must pass out of house of origin (House bills out of House, Senate bills out of Senate)
29 March Bills must pass out of policy committee in second chamber
04 April Bills with major fiscal impact must pass out of second chamber fiscal committee
12 April Bills must pass out of second chamber (House bills out of Senate, Senate bills out of House), except for bills in a conference committee to iron out differences in House/Senate versions, budget bills and initiatives.
23 April Sine die “close of regular legislative session.”

Several new gun bills were filed this week, as usual good and bad. HB 1380, by Rep. Shea (R-4), repeals I-594. HB 1381, by Rep. Blake (D-19), amends current CPL reciprocity law into one recognizing all licenses issued nationwide to anyone 18 and over. HB 1397, by Rep. Jinkins (D-27) is AG Ferguson’s “assault weapon & high capacity magazine” registration and licensing bill. HB 1388, by Rep. Cody (D-34), is a major health care rewrite, but adds shops that sell cannabis to those areas prohibited for firearm possession.HB 1483, by Rep. John Lovick (D-44), allows the state to destroy forfeited firearms. HB 1501, by Rep. Hansen (D-23), tracks denials of attempts to purchase firearms via an FFL, creates a data base of denials, and may allow referral for prosecution.SB 5216, by Sen. O’Ban (R-28) mandates availability of an elective firearms safety and/or hunter ed course in secondary schools.SB 5259, by Sen. Rivers (R-18), is the counterpart to HB 1388 that bans possession of firearms in shops that sell cannabis. SB 5268, by Sen. Takko (D-19), is the Senate version of the CPL renewal notice requirement.

A public hearing was conducted on HB 1100, the house version of the CPL renewal notice bill.The only person to testify was the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Blake (D-19). A committee vote may be taken in House Judiciary on Jan. 26th .

A public hearing is scheduled in Senate Law & Justice on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. on SB 5268, the Senate version of the bill to mandate a CPL renewal notice be mailed 90 days prior to expiration.

Public hearings on bills are conducted at the discretion of the relevant committee chair, as is scheduling for a vote out of committee.The committee chair is thus one of the most powerful people in the legislature, although there is provision to “relieve a committee of responsibility for a bill” to bring it straight to the House or Senate floor.This provision is rarely used.

I’ll be in Jacksonville, FL, next weekend for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, so GOAL Post may be a little late coming out, … again. (Funny, how when you volunteer for positions without pay, how many people want to hire you. But volunteer work and grassroots lobbying is the lifeblood of the gun rights movement. It’s a vocation. Just an observation!)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1380 Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1387 Assault weapons background check Jinkins (D-27)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Cody (D-34)H.HC NEUTRAL
HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms Lovick (D-44)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms Hansen (D-23) unass. REVIEW

SB 5000 Use of deadly force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5050 Assault weapon ban Frockt (D-3)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5073 Use of force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools O’Ban (R-28)S. K-12 SUPPORT
SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Rivers (R-18)S. HC NEUTRAL
SB 5268 CPL renewal notice Takko (D-19)S. L&J SUPPORT

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

24 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5268

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573.Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”.Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line.I will remove your name immediately.Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Monroe 21-22 January
Puyallup 04-05 February

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-2 Legislative Update from Olympia – 13 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-2
Legislative Update from Olympia – 13 January 2017

GUN RIGHTS RALLY
NO CUT-OFF CALENDAR YET
GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED
GOAL POST LATE NEXT WEEK

A gun rights rally was conducted by the Gun Rights Coalition on the Capitol Campus this morning, with more than 100 activists braving frigid weather to attend. That appears to be a far better turnout that the group that attended the Attorney General’s gun control event a while back. But that’s no surprise “once you light a fire under gun owners” usually by threatening them with draconian legislation, they rise up and let their voices be heard.

Representatives of both political parties attended and spoke to the crowd, with Rep. Matt Shea (R-4) telling the audience he would file a bill to reverse the effect of I-594, the universal background check initiative passed two years ago.Two years must elapse before the legislature can amend an initiative.

“Cut-off dates” are those dates established at the beginning of a session by which bills must clear certain hurdles.As a general rule, bills that do not pass that particular gate are considered dead for the session, although exceptions can be made.At this point the 2017 Regular Session cut-off dates have not been adopted.

SB 5050, by Sen. David Frockt (D-46) is Attorney General Ferguson’s bill banning the possession and sale of so-called “assault weapons.”SB 5073 by Sen. John McCoy (D-38) implements recommendations from a joint legislative task force regarding the use of force by police officers. HB 1100, by Rep. Brian Blake (D-19) requires the Department of Licensing to mail a renewal notice to concealed pistol license holders 90 days before the date of expiration. HB 1122, by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-22) provides up to felony penalties for failure to secure firearms and introduces the new term “community endangerment.”HB 1134, by Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21) is the House counterpart to SB 5050, the Attorney General’s assault weapon ban bill. HB 1181, by Rep. Brian Blake (D-19) would prohibit the Department of Licensing from retaining records of handguns purchased at retail or reported to the state by Federal Firearms Licensees. HB 1190, by Rep. Matt Shea (R-4) is essentially a simpler and more straightforward version of HB 1181.

HB 1100, requiring the Department of Licensing to mail renewal notices to CPL holders 90 days prior to expiration will be discussed in a public hearing in House Judiciary at 10:00 a.m. on 17 January.

Next week’s edition of the GOAL Post will likely come out on Saturday or Sunday evening as I will be working the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades) show in Las Vegas next week.

BILL STATUS:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. Jud.
HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency Shea (R-4)H. Jud.
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry Shea (R-4)H. Jud.
HB 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Jud.
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud.
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud.
HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Blake (D-19)H. Jud.
HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)H. Jud.
SB 5000 Use of deadly force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J
SB 5050 Assault weapon ban Frockt (D-3)S. L&J
SB 5073 Use of force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J

H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS

HB 1000 OPPOSE
HB 1004 SUPPORT
HB 1015 SUPPORT
HB 1100 SUPPORT
HB 1122 OPPOSE
HB 1134 OPPOSE
HB 1181 SUPPORT
HB 1190 SUPPORT
SB 5000 OPPOSE
SB 5050 OPPOSE
SB 5073 OPPOSE

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

17 Jan House Judiciary House hearing Rm “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1100

At this point, most of the Senate Law & Justice committee meetings are marked “bills to be determined,” so I can’t forecast any gun bill hearings at this time.

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”.Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573.Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”.Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line.I will remove your name immediately.Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 21-22 January
Puyallup 04-05 February

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-1 Legislative Update from Olympia – 6 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-1
Legislative Update from Olympia – 6 January 2017

PALACE INTRIGUE IN OLYMPIA
LEGISLATURE CONVENES MONDAY, 9 JANUARY
SPLIT CONTROL CONTINUES
LEGISLATIVE TUTORIAL
LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR
PRE-FILED FIREARMS BILLS
LEGISLATOR DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION
HOW TO TESTIFY AT A PUBLIC HEARING

Senator Pam Roach (R), who has represented the 31st District for more than 20 years, was elected to the Pierce County Council in November.She cannot hold two elected positions so she must resign from the Senate, halfway through her current term.Typically, up to three replacements are nominated by the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) of the district, then one is appointed by the county council.

Because the 31^st District is split between King and Pierce Counties, BOTH county councils get to choose.The PCO’s made three nominations”, #1 recently re-elected Representative Phil Fortunato (R), #2 David Patrick and #3 Cheryl Marshall.Both Patrick and Marshall reportedly support Fortunato. The Pierce County Council is ready to move, but the King County Council has refused to act.Why?Because the state Senate is now split 24-24, and any tie vote would go to newly-elected Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib (D).

The Democrats did this once before for a House appointment in 2014, and withheld approval for 60 days. As with the temper tantrum Hillary supporters have been throwing since election day, if Republicans had done this, they’d be condemned far and wide.But this is business-as-usual for the D side.More as the legislature convenes next week.

The 65th Washington state legislature convenes Monday, January 9th for its long (105 day) session.The principal focus of the long legislative session is supposed to be the biennial budget, but rest assured several other topics, including firearms, will receive attention.

Control of the legislature remains split, with Democrats in charge of the House (50 Democrats to 48 Republicans), and Republicans continuing the Majority Coalition in the Senate, with 25 Majority Coalition members (24 Republicans and one Democrat) versus 24 Democrats. We can also count on a handful of pro-gun House Democrats siding with gun owners on legislation of interest.

For those new to legislative affairs, here’s how the process works:When a bill is filed in the House or Senate (or both, simultaneously, called “companion bills”) it is assigned to a policy committee.Most gun-related bills go to the Senate Law & Justice Committee in the Senate.In the House it’s a little more complicated, as it may be sent to House Judiciary or House Public Safety (most will go to Judiciary). Public hearings may be held, after which the bill may (or may not) be voted out of committee.If the bill has a fiscal impact (usually an expenditure of more than $50,000), it must then go to Senate Ways & Means or one of a couple of House fiscal committees.The bill then goes to the Senate or House Rules Committee, where it must be voted on to pass out to the floor for a full vote.

After a bill passes the Senate or House, it then goes over to the opposite chamber (House or Senate), where the whole process starts over again.If the bill passes the second chamber in the same form it passed the first, it goes to the governor for signature (or veto or partial veto).If changes are made in the second chamber, it goes back to the first for concurrence. It may also go to a conference committee from both chambers to resolve differences.The final version must pass both chambers.

The bill then goes to the Governor, who may sign it into law, veto (kill) the bill, or sign a partial veto (killing just selected section(s) of the bill). The governor may also allow a bill to become law without his signature.Most signed bills take effect on 1 July, although bills with an “emergency clause” (considered immediately necessary for public safety) take effect upon signature by the governor.

One of the first items of business in each session is the adoption of the session calendar, identifying dates by which bills must clear various hurdles.A bill that fails to clear the policy committee or chamber floor by the designated date is generally considered dead for the year, although they may be “resurrected” by parliamentary procedure.I’ll post the cut-off dates for the 2015 session in the next issue of GOAL Post.

Bills from the last session are dead.New bills must be filed for consideration by the 65th Legislature, with new bill numbers.Most of the bills covered in GOAL Post impact either RCW 9.41 (state firearms code) or RCW 9a.16 (use of force). At this point, three gun related bills have been pre-filed:HB 1000, by Rep. Doglio (D-22) amending use of force, HB 1015 by Rep. Shea (R-4) opening areas to licensed concealed carry, and SB 5000, by Sen. McCoy (D-38) also addressing the use of force.Bills have not yet been assigned to a policy committee.The Attorney General’s new proposed “assault weapon” ban has not been filed at this time.

The Legislature has not yet published new telephone and office directories because legislators are not sworn in until Monday, 9 January.The following links can be used at that time to identify direct contact information:

http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Senators/
http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Representatives/

Legislative e-mail addresses will be available at
http://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/Default.aspx

The link contains a quick tutorial on providing testimony at public hearings on bills under consideration.I would urge you to read it and consider visiting Olympia to let YOUR voice be heard.http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

BILL STATUS:
HB 1000 Use of deadly forceDoglio (D-22)Pre-file
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carryShea (R-4)Pre-file
SB 5000 Use of deadly forceMcCoy (D-38)Pre-fi;le

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS
HB 1000 UNDER REVIEW
HB 1015 SUPPORT
SB 5000 UNDER REVIEW

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

None scheduled

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573.Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com”.Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line.I will remove your name immediately.Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 07-08 January
Monroe 21-22 January

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2016-9 Legislative Update from Olympia – 4 March 2016

GOAL Post 2016-9

Legislative Update from Olympia 4 March 2016

SECOND CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES

ONE WEEK LEFT IN SESSION

SPECIAL SESSION POSSIBILITY

Today was (theoretically) the last day to pass bills out of their second chamber (House bills out of the Senate, Senate bills out of the House). HB 1713 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the Senate. HB 2410 passed by Senate, sent to the governor. HB 2793 was amended and passed by the Senate, so it has to go back to the House for them to concur in the amendment. HB 2908 was also amended and passed by Senate, so it, too, goes back to House for concurrence. SB 6165 was amended in the House and passed, so it heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote. SB 6267 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the House.

The 2016 regular session comes to an end next Thursday, March 10^th . The bills that were sent back for concurrence must be voted on by the Senate or House before being sent to the governor. Bills can still die as the clock runs out.

The principal focus of the second (short) session of the biennium is passage of the supplemental budget. If that fails to pass in the coming week, a special session will be called.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
3SHB 1713
NEUTRAL
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Died S. Rules
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed Senate to Governor
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed Senate to House for Concur
HB 2908
NEUTRAL
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed Senate to House for Concur
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed
House to Senate for Concur
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Died S. Rules

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

None

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!!The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www. leg. wa. gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (. pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http: //www. adobe. com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http: //www. tvw. org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon. com” or to “goalwa@cox. net. “. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon. com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 19-20 March

Monroe 2-3 April

For more information about WAC, see: Https://washingtonarmscollectors. org/

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men. ”

Article 1, Section 24

Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2016-8 Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-8

Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

SECOND CHAMBER POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

ALL BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION SURVIVE

GOAL POSITION ON HB 2908 CHANGES FROM OPPOSE TO NEUTRAL

TWO CUT-OFF DATES NEXT WEEK

TWO WEEKS LEFT IN SESSION

The second chamber (House bills in the Senate, Senate bill sin the House) policy committee cut-off was today. All of the firearm-related bills we are tracking passed their respective committee.

HBs 1713 and 2793 passed out of Senate Human Services and were sent to Senate Ways & Means for approval of funding. HBs 2410 and 2908 passed out of Senate Law & Justice and sent to Senate Rules for a floor vote. HB 2908 was amended to add pro-law enforcement organizations to the working group making recommendations on law enforcement use of deadly force. SB 6165 was amended in committee to clarify the language that assembling your own short-barreled rifle from separately purchased components is legal – provided you are using a legally registered (under the National Firearms Act) SBR receiver. Good clarification. SB 6267 passed to House Rules.

HB 2908 was amended in the Senate Law & Justice Committee today. Our position has changed from “oppose” to “neutral” now that rank-and-file law enforcement officers will be given a voice in the working group. The recommendations of this working group could ultimately lead the legislature to change the rules regarding the use of lethal force by all citizens of Washington.

Monday, 29 February is the second chamber fiscal committee cut-off. HBs 1713 and 2793 must pass Ways & Means Monday or die for the session. Friday, 4 March is the last day for bills to pass out of the second chamber, with the exception of those bills amended in the second chamber which must go back to the first chamber for a concurrence vote.

Two weeks remain in the 2016 regular legislative session. The session must end by midnight on Wednesday, 10 March.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
3SHB 1713
NEUTRAL
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed S. Hum Ser to S. W&M
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed S. Hum Serv to S. W&M
HB 2908
NEUTRAL
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed
H. Jud. to H. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed H. Jud. to H. Rules

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

3SHB 1713 (Poss)
29 February
NEUTRAL
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
HB 2793 (Poss)
29
February
SUPPORT
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg

Tutorial on public testimony: http: //leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by
calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The
hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules
and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at
“www.leg.wa.gov”.Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may
download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site
(http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives,
etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by
calling 1-360-786-7573.Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by
calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear
floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need
“RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill,
you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll
call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on
any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is
available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net.”.Please
pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in
protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this
message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies
with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR
REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT
TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at
“jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 19-20 March

Monroe 2-3 April

For more information about WAC, see: https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself,
or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall
be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize,
maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24

Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2016-7 Legislative Update from Olympia – 19 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-7

Legislative Update from Olympia 19 February 2016

CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES

BILLS MOVE, BILLS DIE

THREE WEEKS LEFT IN SESSION

SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED – (Initial hearing schedule updated per addendum – ed.)

Bills that had not passed out of their original chamber (House bills out of the House, Senate bills out of the Senate) died Wednesday evening. Now the focus flips: Senate bills in the House, House bills in the Senate.

Only six firearm-related bills remain in play during the 2016 session. SB 6165, by Sen. Takko (D-19) passed the Senate and is now in House Judiciary. SB 6267, by Sen. Schoesler (R-9) passed the Senate and is now in House Judiciary. HB 1713, by Rep. Cody (D-34) passed the House and is now in Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing. SHB 2410, by Rep. Hayes (R-10) passed the House and is now in Senate Law & Justice. HB 2793, by Rep. Orwall (D-33) passed the House and is now in Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing. Finally, HB 2908, by Rep. Ryu (D-32) passed the House and is now in Senate Law & Justice.

Three weeks remain in the 2016 regular legislative session. The train is speeding up. Next Friday, 26 February, is the second chamber policy committee cut-off. Again, bills that do not pass out of their policy committee by that date are dead for the session.

A public hearing will be conducted on HB 1713 In Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing committee on Monday, 22 February at 10: 00 a. m. A hearing will be conducted on HB 2908 in Senate Law & Justice at 8: 00 a. m. on the 23rd . A public hearing on SB 6267 is scheduled in House Judiciary at 10: 00 a. m., 23 February. A public hearing will be held on HB 2793 in Senate Human Services on 25 February at 10: 00 a. m. At this time no other bills are scheduled for public hearing, but that is subject to change.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
SHB 1713
Neutral
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed to
H. Rules
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2908
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed to
House Rules
HB 2913
OPPOSE
License Suspension/Child Support
Gregerson
(D-33)
Passed to
House Rules
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) Died
S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) Died
S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) Died
S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed Senate;
H. Jud.
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed Senate;
H. Jud.

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

HB 1713
22 February
NEUTRAL
S. Hum Ser
10:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
HB 2908
23 February
OPPOSE
S. L & J
8:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
SB 6165
23 February
SUPPORT
H. Jud.
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
SB 6267
23 February
SUPPORT
H. Jud.
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2793
25 February
SUPPORT
S. Hum Ser
10:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg

Tutorial on public testimony: http: //leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!!The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (. pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http: //www. adobe. com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc., in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net. “. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 20-21 February

Puyallup 19-20 March

For more information about WAC, see: Https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24

Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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