GOAL Post 2019-10, Legislative Update from Olympia 15 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-10
Legislative Update from Olympia 15 March 2019

SB 5954 PASSES LEGISLATURE
CHAMBER CUT-OFF/TURNOVER DAY
BILLS LIVE – BILLS DIE
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

In an unusual move, SB 5954 (bump stock buyback funding) passed out of the Senate on 28 February, was fast-tracked through the House on March 11th where it was amended, so it went back to the Senate, who concurred in the House amendment. It’s on its way to the Governor.

Of the 23 bills that survived the original chamber policy committee cut-off, only 13 made it through the second cut by passing out of their chamber of origin. House bills moving to the Senate include HBs 1225 (firearms/DV), 1465 (handgun delivery w/CPL), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms – the Senate version died), 1786 (protective orders/firearms), 1934 (military CPL renewal by mail) and 1949 (single point of contact for background checks).

Senate bills moving to the House include SBs 5027 (underage extreme risk protection orders), 5181 (firearms/Mental health), 5205 (firearms/incompetent for trial), 5434 (new/expanded gun free zones), 5508 (WSP background checks for CPLs) and 5782 (spring-blade knives). I mentioned SB 5954 above.

Bills that died include HB 1010 (WSP destruction of forfeited firearms), 1068 (high capacity magazine ban), 1381 (UAVs/contraband delivery), 5016 (arming animal control officers), 5061 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 5062 (high capacity magazine ban), 5099 (target shooting on DNR land), 5143 (firearms/DV incidents). 5150 (college safety officers/weapons) and 5174 (CPL training).

Note BOTH “high capacity magazine” bills (HB 1068, SSB 5062) died, as did the mandatory training requirement for a CPL (SSB 5174).

There is a public hearing scheduled for HB 1949 (single POC for background checks) in Senate Law & Justice at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 18 March. Public hearings scheduled for SB 5508 (WSP background check) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. For SB 5181 (firearms/mental health) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 9 a.m. on March 20. For SB 5782 (spring assisted knives) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10 a.m. on March 22.

If you are tracking a specific bill, you might want to check the bill’s page on “Bill Information” to ensure a hearing was not added later.

(I added a note below in “Other data.” The same bill information page for each bill that tells you where/how to get copies of bills and bill reports also mentions public hearings are available on TV Washington, both live and archived. Links to airings are available at the very bottom of the bill page – no need to search the archives.)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP
Senn (D-41) DIED OPPOSE

SHB 1068 High capacity magazine ban
Valdez (D-46) DIED OPPOSE

SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) PASSED H. OPPOSE

HB 1381 Use of UAVs to deliver contraband
Pellicciotti (D-30) DIED NEUTRAL

HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) PASSED H. OPPOSE

SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) PASSED H. OPPOSE

HB 1786 Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders
Jinkins (D-27) PASSED H. OPPOSE

HB 1934 CPL renewal online/mail military members
Caldier (R-25) PASSED H. SUPPORT

HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) PASSED H. NEUTRAL

SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers
Van De Wege DIED SUPPORT

SSB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) PASSED S. OPPOSE

SSB 5061 Undetectable and untraceable firearms
Dhingra (D-45) DIED OPPOSE

SSB 5062 High capacity magazine ban
Kuderer D-48) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5099 Target shooting on DNR land
Sheldon (D-35) DIED SUPPORT

SSB 5143 Seizing firearms/DV incidents
Dhingra (D-45) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5150 College safety/officers weapons
Wilson (R-17) DIED SUPPORT

SSB 5174 Training for CPL issue
Palumbo (D-1) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) PASSED S. OPPOSE

SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) PASSED S. OPPOSE

SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) PASSED S. OPPOSE

SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) PASSED S. OPPOSE

SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) PASSED S. SUPPORT

SB 5954 Bump stock buyback
Rolfes (D-23) PASSED S/H/S. NEUTRAL

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill. L&J = Law & Justice , CR&J = Civil Rights and Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:
18 Mar Senate Law & Justice John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1949
19 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5508
20 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. Obrien Bldg
9:00 a.m. SB 5181
22 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5782

LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE: 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). Scheduled/available videos are listed at the bottom of the page for each bill.

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 24/7 , to any citizen.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 30-31 March
Monroe 6-7 April

“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 2019 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2019-9, Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-9
Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019

CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY
SHERIFFS, FFLs WARNED
BILLS PASS ORIGINAL CHAMBER
BILL STATUS LIST CULLED

The chamber cut-off is in five days. Bills that do not pass out of their chamber of origin by 5 p.m. are considered dead. (Always subject to extraordinary action.) Of the nearly 50 gun-related bills filed since the session began on 14 January, more than half have died. There are still just over seven weeks remaining for the 2019 regular legislative session.

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GOAL Post 2019-8, Legislative Update from Olympia 1 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-8
Legislative Update from Olympia 1 March 2019

CHAMBER CUT-OFF 13 MARCH
SHERIFFS’ REVOLUTION SPREADS?
NEW BILL FILED

Correction: Last week I said the chamber cut-off was March 3rd. I missed a “1.” It’s March 13th! Ten more days to pass bills that threaten the constitution, threaten your wallet, or both!.

20 of 33 county commissions in New Mexico and their sheriffs have publicly stated their opposition to proposed gun legislation, declaring the proposals unenforceable. Not surprisingly, NM’s Democrat governor has ridiculed the sheriffs. Apparently, it’s not just Washington sheriffs who have decided enough is enough.

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GOAL Alert 2019-1

First, a quick Civics 101 refresher. The Constitution is a restriction on government power, not a limitation of the people’s power. The Washington State Constitution begins with Article 1, “Declaration of Rights.” Section 24 of Article 1 states, “SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. 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.”

There can be no question that the right of the INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE IMPAIRED. The common English meaning of “impaired” is “weakened or damaged.”

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GOAL Post 2019-7, Legislative Update from Olympia 22 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-7
Legislative Update from Olympia 22 February 2019

NEW BILLS FILED
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES
SOME BILLS NOMINALLY DIE
FOCUS SHIFTS TO FLOOR ACTION

HB 2103, by Rep Matt Shea (R-4) effectively rolls back much of I-1639. The bill was filed just before cut-off, and barring extraordinary action, will go nowhere – this year. SB 5954, by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-23), modifies bump-stock buyback procedures.

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GOAL Post 2019-6, Legislative Update from Olympia 15 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-6
Legislative Update from Olympia 15 February 2019

GOVERNOR AND AG SAY I-639 WILL BE ENFORCED
NEW BILLS FILED
BILLS PASS OUT OF COMMITTEE
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

In a press conference Thursday, both Governor Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson said I-1639 WILL be enforced by Washington law enforcement officials. I wonder if they’ve ever heard of civil disobedience?

There were no new gun bills filed this week.

A few bills passed out of committee this week. HB 1381 (UAVs/contraband) and SB 5150 (college safety officers) apparently were amended and passed out of committee (final results not posted at this time). Presumably both are in their respective Rules Committees.

As a general (procedural) rule, bills must pass out of their first policy committee by next Friday (22 Feb) or be considered dead for the session. Because bills with major fiscal impact usually go to a fiscal committee, that cut-off date is a week later. In most cases, the cut-off rule holds, but exceptions can be made, and bills revived. No bill is truly dead until the end of the session.

Executive session (committee votes) will be held on several bills next week, given the Friday committee cut-off.

Public hearings are scheduled next week for several bills. HBs 1934 (military CPL renewal) and 1949 (firearm background checks) will be heard in House Civil Rights and Judiciary on February 19th. SB 5782 (knives) will be heard in Senate Law & Justice on February 18th. SB 5016 (arming animal control officers) will be heard in Senate Law & Justice on February 19th. SB 5181 (firearms/mental health) will be heard in Senate Ways & Means on February 19th as well.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP
Senn (D-41) H.Rules OPPOSE
HB 1022 Prohibiting handgun sale data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1024 Prohibiting gun owner data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1038 Authorizing armed school personnel
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
SHB 1068 High capacity magazine ban
Valdez (D-46) H.Rules OPPOSE
HB 1073 Undetectable and/or untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1097 Repeals firearm confidentiality waviers
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1098 Repeals penalties/unsafe storage of firearms
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1203 Reporting lost or stolen firearms

Doglio (D-22) H.CR&J OPPOSE
SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) H.Rules OPPOSE
HB 1286 Assault weapon ban
Peterson (D-21) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1315 CPL training requirement
Lovick (D-44) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1319 Open carry prohibited at public meetings
Wylie (D-49) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1346 Lead ammo ban for “youth”
Pollett (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1374 Repeals state preemption of gun laws
Macri (D-43) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1381 Use of UAVs to deliver contraband
Pellicciotti (D-30) H.Rules NEUTRAL
HB 1439 Permission to carry in a private residence
Doglio (D-22) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1464 WSP background checks for CPLs
Goodman (D-45) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1530 New/expanded gun free zones
Davis (D-32) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1541 Expands list of prohibited persons
Jinkins (D-27) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1649 Exempts CPL holders from b/g checks
Sutherland (R-39) H.CR&J SUPPORT
SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) H.RULES OPPOSE
HB 1763 Active shooters & armed school personnel
Young (R-26) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1786 Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders
Jinkins (D-27) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1855 Intervention programs/juveniles in possession
Orwall (D-31) H.HS/EL NEUTRAL
HB 1934 CPL renewal online/mail military members
Caldier (R-25) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) H.CR&J NEUTRAL
HB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers
Van De WegeS.L&J SUPPORT
SSB 5027 Extreme risk protecetion orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) S.Rules OPPOSE
SB 5050 Body armor use in a crime
O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL
SSB 5061 Undetectable and untraceable firearms
Dhingra (D-45) S.Rules OPPOSE
SSB 5062 High capacity magazine ban
Kuderer D-48) S.Rules OPPOSE
SB 5072 Extreme risk protection orders
O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL
SB 5099 Target shooting on DNR land
Sheldon (D-35) S.Ag SUPPORT
SSB 5143 Seizing firearms/DV incidents
Dhingra (D-45) S.Rules OPPOSE
SB 5150 College safety/officers weapons
Wilson (R-17) S.Rules SUPPORT
SB 5172 Firearm training/gun bill sponsors
Fortunato (R-39) S.StGov SUPPORT
SSB 5174 Training for CPL issue
Palumbo (D-1) S.Rules OPPOSE
SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) S.W&M OPPOSE
SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) S.Rules OPPOSE
SB 5340 Assault weapons ban
Kuderer (D-48) S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) S.L&J OPPOSE
SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) S.L&J OPPOSE
SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) S.L&J SUPPORT

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill. L&J = Law & Justice , CR&J = Civil Rights and Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:
18 Feb Senate Law & Justice John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5782 (knives)
19 Feb House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. HBs 1934 (military CPL renewal) and 1949 (firearm background checks)
19 Feb Senate Ways & Means John A. Cherberg Bldg
3:30 p.m. SB 5181 (firearms/mental health)
19 Feb Senate Law & Justice John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5016 (arming animal control officers)

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 24/7 , to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “[email protected] “. 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 WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “[email protected]” 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.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup (Pavilion) 23-24 February
Puyallup 30-31 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 2019 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2019-5, Legislative Update from Olympia 8 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-5
Legislative Update from Olympia 8 February 2019

NEW BILLS FILED
BILLS PASS OUT OF COMMITTEE
MORE COUNTY SHERIFFS QUESTION 1639 CONSTITUTIONALITY
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

HB 1934, by Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-25), allows deployed or certain other military members – active, reserve or National Guard – to renew their CPL either on-line or by mail… FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR ONLY. HB 1949, by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23), would authorize a study to determine if a single firearm background check system would benefit the state. One I missed last week is SB 5508, “clarifying” the role of the WSP in conducting CPL background checks. It is the counterpart (duplicate) bill to HB 1464. CPL background checks are currently conducted by county sheriffs or city police. While there may be advantages of uniformity and/or efficiency to a state agency doing the checks, it also removes the process from accountability to the voters (by an elected sheriff). Until we learn more, oppose. Continue reading

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GOAL Post 2019-4, Legislative Update from Olympia 1 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-4
Legislative Update from Olympia 1 February 2019

E-MAIL SCAM
NEW BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED
BILLS PASS COMMITTEE
PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK
EMBOLDENED ANTI-GUN METALITY
SOME COUNTIES REJECT 1639 ENFORCEMENT

Well, you’re going to love this. I have been using the “Bills by Topic” page to track firearm bills for GOAL Post. I just learned that page runs about a week late. So much for automation. A quick search of introductions, cross-referencing by RCW, reveals at least a dozen more firearm related bills or bills that touch on RCW 9.41. I’ll be working the weekend to update this.

What appears below is correct… as far as it goes.

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GOAL Post 2019-4 Legislative Update from Olympia 1 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-4
Legislative Update from Olympia                                            1 February 2019

     E-MAIL SCAM
     NEW BILLS FILED
     PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED
     BILLS PASS COMMITTEE
     PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK
     EMBOLDENED ANTI-GUN METALITY
     SOME COUNTIES REJECT 1639 ENFORCEMENT

Well, you’re going to love this.  I have been using the “Bills by Topic” page to track firearm bills for GOAL Post.  I just learned that page runs about a week late.  So much for automation.  A quick search of introductions, cross-referencing by RCW, reveals at least a dozen more firearm related bills or bills that touch on RCW 9.41.  I’ll be working the weekend to update this.

What appears below is correct… as far as it goes.

Several months ago the GOAL Post e-mail list ws hacked.  Since then, I have received a couple of solicitations citing a voucher and asking for money.  Other people on the list have informed me that they have received similar messages.  IGNORE THEM.  It’s a scam  Do not open the “voucher” attached to the message. 

Six new gun bills filed this week, again all in the House.  HB 1439 by Rep. Beth Doglio (D-22) prohibits a person from carrying a licensed concealed firearm into another’s residence without EXPRESS PERMISSION of the homeowner.  HB 1464, by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45), makes the Washington State Patrol the background check agent for initial issue of concealed pistol licenses.  HB 1465, also by Goodman, removes the waiting period waiver for CPL holders when picking up a handgun.  Clearly, a CPL holder already been subjected to a more comprehensive background check than a non-CPL-holding purchaser.  HB  1649, by Rep. Robert Sutherland (R-39), exempts CPL holders from background checks upon firearm transfer.  HB 1739, by Rep. Javier Valdez (D-46), again addresses undetectable/untraceable firearms.  HB 1786, by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) is a rewrite of the procedures to be used in seizing firearms from those subject to a protective order.

Again, each of these in and of itself doesn’t sound that extreme.  But it DOES act to impose another hurdle to exercise of what should be a near absolute right, and discourage gun ownership and/or carry.

Public hearings were conducted on six gun bills, HBs 1315, 1319 and 1346, and on SBs 5150, 5181 and 5205.  I was not able to monitor the hearings, but all are available on TVWashington in their archive section.  Many hearings are aired live, especially when they cover controversial topics.  All hearings are typically available in archives a few hours after the end of the hearing.  You can search for specific committee hearings (i.e. Senate Law & Justice Committee, House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee, etc) at https://www.tvw.org/archives/ and type in the committee name in the “search” box.

A few bills passed out of their policy committee and sit in their respective Rules committee awaiting a floor vote.  HBs 1068 (magazine ban) and 1225 (firearms/domestic violence) are in House Rules.  SB 5202 is in Senate Rules.  SB 5181 was sent to Senate Ways & Means for fiscal action.

A public hearing is scheduled next week on HB 1381 (use of UAVs to deliver contraband) in the House Public Safety Committee at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 February.  A hearing will be held on 8 February, in House Civil Rights & Judiciary, on HB 1786 (seizure of firearms).

(Note that all public hearings carry the annotation “subject to change.”  Before you drive to Olympia, check to see if the hearing is still on.  90+% of the time they are.  Keep in mind, too, that just because a bill hasn’t yet been scheduled for a public hearing, it’s still early days.  We’re only three weeks into the 2019 session.  They’re still filing dozens of bills every day.  They have until 22 February to pass original bills out of committee.  That’s three more weeks in which a lot of damage can be done.)

They’re getting bolder.  In line 5 of RCW 9.41.070 (CPL law), current law clearly states – and has for several decades – “the applicant’s constitutional right to bear arms shall not be denied, unless…”   Concealed carry with a CPL was clearly tied to Article 1, Section 24 of the state constitution.  The language of HB 1315 eliminates that phrase.  So apparently Rep. John Lovick and the bill’s other 11 co-sponsors don’t believe concealed carry is a constitutional right.  What other parts of the constitution do they find inconvenient?  You know, the constitution they swore an oath to uphold.  A public hearing will be held on HB 1315 on Tuesday, 5 February.

It appears a little grassroots revolution may be brewing in some Washington counties.  Six or more Washington county councils and/or county sheriffs have gone on record saying they believe portions of I-1639 are clearly unconstitutional or unenforceable and will not be enforced within their jurisdictions.  I’m not going to name the counties, suffice it to say they’re not in or around Puget Sound, but they are on BOTH sides of the Cascades.  These were all public statements to the best of my knowledge so a good Google search should reveal all.  Several law enforcement groups came out last fall in opposition to I-1639, but their objections apparent fell on deaf ears.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

SHB 1010  Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP        Senn (D-41)     H.Rules  OPPOSE
HB 1022    Prohibiting handgun sale data base                   Walsh (R-19)    H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB 1024    Prohibiting gun owner data base                       Walsh (R-19)    H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB 1038    Authorizing armed school personnel                Walsh (R-19)      H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB 1068    High capacity magazine ban                             Valdez (D-46)    H.Rules  OPPOSE
HB 1073    Undetectable and/or untraceable firearms        Valdez (D-46)    H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB  1097    Repeals firearm confidentiality waivers          Walsh (R-19)     H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB  1098    Repeals penalties/unsafe storage of firearms   Walsh (R-19)   H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB 1203    Reporting lost or stolen firearms                       Doglio (D-22)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB  1225    Firearms/domestic violence                            Jinkins (D-27)  H.Rules  OPPOSE
HB 1286     Assault weapon ban                                         Peterson (D-21)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1315     CPL training requirement                                Lovick (D-44)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1319     Open carry prohibited at public meetings       Wylie (D-49)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1346     Lead ammo ban for “youth”                            Pollett (D-46)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1374     Repeals state preemption of gun laws             Macri (D-43)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1381     Use of UAVs to deliver contraband           Pellicciotti (D-30)  H.PubSaf  NEUTRAL
HB 1439     Permission to carry in a private residence        Doglio (D-22)  H.CR&J   OPPOSE
HB 1464     WSP background checks for CPLs                  Goodman (D-45)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1465     Repeal delivery handgun with CPL                  Goodman (D-45)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB  1649     Exempts CPL holders from b/g checks         Sutherland (R-39)  H.CR&J  SUPPORT
HB  1739     Undetectable/untraceable firearms                      Valdez (D-43)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
HB 1786     Seizure of firearms under protective orders      Jinkins (D-27)  H.CR&J  OPPOSE
SB 5016    Authorizing armed animal control officers       Van De WegeS.L&J  SUPPORT
SSB 5027  Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18     Frockt (D-46)  S.Rules  OPPOSE
SB 5050    Body armor use in a crime                                  O’Ban  (R-28)   S.L&J  NEUTRAL
SSB 5061  Undetectable and untraceable firearms              Dhingra (D-45)  S.Rules  OPPOSE
SSB 5062  High capacity magazine ban                              Kuderer D-48)   S.Rules  OPPOSE
SB 5072    Extreme risk protection orders                        O’B    an (R-28)    S.L&J  NEUTRAL
SB  5099    Target shooting on DNR land                             Sheldon (D-35)  S.Ag   SUPPORT
SSB 5143  Seizing firearms/DV incidents                           Dhingra (D-45)  S.Rules   OPPOSE
SB 5150    College safety/officers weapons                         Wilson (R-17)  S.HiEd   SUPPORT
SB 5172    Firearm training/gun bill sponsors                      Fortunato (R-39) S.StGovSUPPORT
SSB 5174  Training for CPL issue                                       Palumbo (D-1)  S.Rules  OPPOSE
SB 5181    Firearm possession/mental health                       Kuderer (D-48)  S.W&M   OPPOSE
SB 5205    Firearm possession/incompetent for trial           Dhingra (D-45)  S.Rules    OPPOSE
SB 5340     Assault weapons ban                                          Kuderer (D-48)  S. L&J  OPPOSE
SB 5434    New gun free zones                                             Wilson (D-30)  S.L&J    OPPOSE

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill.  L&J = Law & Justice     , CR&J = Civil Rights and Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means  “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

5 Feb     House Public Safety Committee    John L. Obrien Bldg

3:30 p.m.   HB 1381

8 Feb     House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee

10:00 a.m.   HB 1786

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!!!

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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 24/7 , to any citizen.

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“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

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GOAL Post 2019-3, Legislative Update from Olympia 28 January 2019

GOAL Post 2019-3
Legislative Update from Olympia 28 January 2019

Last week (and this week) are crazy ones for me. I was out of town all last week – and my laptop crashed, preventing me from transmitting GP 2019-2 by e-mail until Tuesday. I’m back on the road this week, hopefully without temperamental computers, this one for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Assn, of which I am vice president. Hopefully no more travel… until the final week of the session (when my wife wants to visit family in Europe for the last week of the session AND the annual NRA convention and meetings go down in Phoenix! At that point, it will be too late anyway!).

HEARINGS ON TV WASHINGTON
NEW GUN BILLS FILED
ACTION ON BILLS
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
MY TRAVEL SCHEDULE

If watching the hearings in Olympia didn’t bring the message home, in today’s world, feelings and emotions beat facts and logic every time. Continue reading

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