GOAL POST 2016-3 Legislative Update

GOAL Post 2016-3

Legislative Update from Olympia  22 January 2016

NEW GUN BILLS FILED

PUBLIC HEARING HELD

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

I’m “on the road” in Las Vegas, just wrapping up the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation — the trade organization that represents the U. S. gun industry. My “information cut-off” for this issue was Thursday night. – JW

11 new gun-related bills were filed this week. HB 2653, Rep. Cody (D-34) would grant a tax exemption for “smart” guns; HB 2712, Rep. Wilson (R-17) would add carjacking to the justification of the use of lethal force and add civil immunity to someone found acting in self defense; HB 2738, by Rep. S. Hunt (D-22) would require a person carrying a concealed handgun under the authority of a CPL to get express permission from the homeowner before being allowed to take a handgun into a home; HB 2793,by Rep. Orwall D-33 is a suicide prevention education bill drafted with the aid of the NRA and SAF; HB 2794, also by Orwall (D-33) amends existing temporary mental health law to allow law enforcement input; HB 2814,by Rep. Klippert (R-8) encourages development of recreational shooting areas in locations governed by the Growth Management Act; and HB 2836, by Rep. Farrell (D-48) requires gun owners to maintain liability insurance. On the Senate side, only four bills:SB 6351, by Sen. Habib (D-48) guts state preemption of uniform firearm laws; SB 6352, by Sen. Frockt (D-46) is another “extreme risk protection order” bill; SB 6487m by Sen. Becker (R-2) expands authorized use of lethal force to include carjackings and affords civil immunity in self defense; and SB 6515, by Sen. O’Ban (R-28) would create an elective hunter ed program in high schools.

A public hearing on several gun bills was conducted in House Judiciary on Thursday. I was not able to attend, nor have I had a chance to review the TVWashington coverage of the hearing. I was told we slightly outnumbered the “other side” at the hearing. If you have the opportunity, you can see the whole thing at http://www. tvw. org/watch/?eventID=2016010214

Two public hearings on gun bills are scheduled for next week. On Monday, 25 January, the Senate Law & Justice Committee will take public testimony on SBs 6158, 6165 and 6267. All three are solid pro-gun bills and deserve our support. On Tuesday, 26 January, the House Judiciary Committee will hear HB’s 2794 and 2603. As noted above, both the NRA and the SAF were involved in drafting HB 2793, and fully support this bill. Of the alleged 30,000 deaths annually due to “gun violence,” 20,000 (2/3) re suicides — hardly “gun violence. “Involvement of the gun lobby in promoting suicide prevention shows responsibility and maturity in addressing this issue. Both NRA and SAF will have representatives on the committee formed. No anti-gun organizations are included. On the other hand, HB 2603 is another attempt to blame the gun for the misuse of guns by certain individuals.

 

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
*HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) H. Edu
*HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) H Jud
*HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) H Jud
*HB 2410
Pending
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
H Jud
*HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
H Jud
*HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
H Jud
*HB 2514
Pending
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
*HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) H Jud
*HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
H Jud
*HB 2653
OPPOSE
Smart Guns Cody
(D-34)
H. Fin
*HB 2712
SUPPORT
Use of force in self-defense Wilson
(R-17)
H Jud
*HB 2738
OPPOSE
Require permission to bring a concealed firearm into a home.
S. Hunt
(D-22)
H Jud
HB 2793
SUPPORT?
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2794
SUPPORT?
Initial Detention Determination
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2836
OPPOSE
Mandating Liability Insurance for Firearms
Farrell
(D-46)
H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban
(R-28)
S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
*SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
*SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S L&J
*SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
S L&J
*SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
S L&J
*SB 6351
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption
Habib
(D-48)
S L&J
*SB 6352
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
*SB 6487
SUPPORT
Use of Force, Immunity
Becker
(R-2)
S L&J
*SB 6515
SUPPORT
Hunter Ed Elective in Schools
O’Ban
(R-28)
S K-12

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:

SB 6158
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
SB 6165
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
SB 6267
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
HB 2793
26 January
SUPPORT??
House Judiciary
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2603
26 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
10:00 AM
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien 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.

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Constitution of the State of Washington

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