GOAL WA Legislative Update 2016-5

GOAL Post 2016-5

Legislative Update from Olympia5 February 2016

FIRST POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

40 BILLS DIE IN POLICY COMMITTEE

BILL LIST TO BE SHORTENED

NEW BILLS INTRODUCED

BILL SHIFTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD ON TWO GUN BILLS THIS WEEK

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK

ALMOST HALFWAY THROUGH THE SESSION

(Back to my normal schedule. GOAL Post should be published every Friday evening for the remainder of the session. )

Of the more than 60 gun-related bills filed during the 2015-16 biennium, only a few have survived the 2016 first policy committee cut-off. Because bills that do not pass out of their original policy committee (for most gun bills — but not all — House Judiciary or Senate Law & Justice) are considered dead for the session, I will annotate that in tonight’s “bill status” portion as “Died. ”. Next week I will only post those bills that are still under consideration in the remainder of the session.

A few new bills were filed this week, but none received a public hearing or a vote out of committee before tonight’s deadline. HB 2951, by Rep. Scott (R-39) would override employer’s prohibitions on keeping firearms and/or ammunition in motor vehicles parked in company parking lots. This protects customers AND employees. HB 2974, by Rep. Shea (R-4) prohibits confiscation of private personal property (including firearms/ammunition) during a state of emergency. HB 2975, also by Rep. Shea, creates the Washington state firearms civil rights act, an act that guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, prohibits public officials or employees from interfering with that right beyond existing law, and allows lawsuits against individuals in violation. It also provides sentencing enhancement for those who carry, brandish or discharge a firearm in the commission of a crime. All three bills are effectively dead as they were filed too late for a hearing. But they’ll be back.

The GOAL position on HB 1713 (guns/mental health) has changed from OPPOSE to NEUTRAL based on adoption of a substitute bill. The bill is now in House Appropriations awaiting committee action.

HB 2907 failed to pass committee, but a near duplicate, HB 2908 passed to House Rules committee.

Public hearings were held this week on HBs 2907 and 2913. Executive action (amendments and votes) were taken on others. HB 2410, which would have applied a blanket mandate to add to the “firearms offender registry” anyone convicted of a firearms offense. The bill was amended to mandate inclusion of only violent or sexual predator offenses, omitting the requirement to add technical violations such as I-594 transfer violations. An amendment to exempt concealed pistol licenses from the suspensions mandated by HB 2913 failed. GOAL still opposes the bill. (If HB 2913 becomes law, it will likely be challenged in court. )

Tuesday, 9 February marks the technical halfway point in this 60-day session. From a legislative standpoint, the halfway point occurs six days later, 17 February, the days bills must pass their original chamber (House bills from the House, Senate bills from the Senate) or they are considered dead. There’s still a lot of damage that can be done before the session ends.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) Died
H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) Died
H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) Died
H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) Died
H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) Died
H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) Died
H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H. Aprop.
HB 1722
SUPPORT
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) Died
H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) Died
H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) Died
H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) Died
H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) Died
H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) Died
H. Edu
HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) Died
H Jud
HB 2374
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) Died
H Jud
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
Died
H Jud
HB 2461
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders Jinkins
(D-43)
Died
H Jud
HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
Died
H Jud
HB 2514
SUPPORT
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) Died
H Jud
HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
Died
H Jud
HB 2653
OPPOSE
Smart Guns Cody
(D-34)
Died
H. Fin
HB 2712
SUPPORT
Use of force in self-defense Wilson
(R-17)
Died
H Jud
HB 2738
OPPOSE
Require permission to bring a concealed firearm into a home.
S. Hunt
(D-22)
Died
H Jud
HB 2793
SUPPORT?
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed to
H. Finance
HB 2794
SUPPORT?
Initial Detention Determination
Orwall
(D-33)
Died
H Jud
HB 2814
SUPPORT
Areas for shooting sports under GMA
Klippert
(R-8)
Died
H Local Gov’t.
HB 2836
OPPOSE
Mandating Liability Insurance for Firearms
Farrell
(D-46)
H Jud
HB 2867
SUPPORT
Campus Carry
Scott
(R-39)
Died
H Jud
HB 2893
OPPOSE
Mental Health/Guns
Kuderer
(D-48)
Died
H Jud
HB 2907
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Moscoso
(D-1)
Died
H Jud
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
HB 2951
SUPPORT
Parking Lot Bill
Scott
(R-39)
Died
H Jud
HB 2974
SUPPORT
Prohibits confiscation of private property
Shea
(R-4)
Died
H Jud
HB 2975
SUPPORT
Firearms civil rights act Shea
(R-4)
Died
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) Died
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)
Died
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)
Died
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) Died
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) Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
Died
S L&J
SB 6351
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption
Habib
(D-48)
Died
S L&J
SB 6352
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Frockt
(D-46)
Died
S L&J
SB 6487
SUPPORT
Use of Force, Immunity
Becker
(R-2)
Died
S L&J
SB 6515
SUPPORT
Hunter Ed Elective in Schools
O’Ban
(R-28)
Died
S K-12
SB 6603
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Fain
(R-47)
Died
S HumSer
SB 6621
SUPPORT
Policing/use of deadly force task force
Fraser
(D-22)
Died
S L&J

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:

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:

None scheduled.

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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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 13-14 February

Puyallup 20-21 February

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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