GOAL Post 2016-6 Legislative Update from Olympia 12 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-6

Legislative Update from Olympia 12 February 2016

FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

RULES COMMITTEE ACTION (OR INACTION)

CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEEK

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK

SB 6267 PASSES SENATE

Tuesday evening was the fiscal committee cut-off. HB 1857 failed to pass House Appropriations and is likely dead for the session. HB 2793 goes to House Rules awaiting a call to the House floor.

Bills that have passed out of their policy committee and a fiscal committee (if required) go to the House or Senate Rules Committees, where they await a “pull” to the floor. Essentially, the Rules committee votes on which bills to bring to the chamber floor that day, and which wait… or die. Not all bills that make it to Rules receive a floor vote (vote of the entire House or Senate). Recognize, too, that a lot of bills in the Rules committee are holdovers from last year and unlikely to move this year as well.

At the time the weekly schedule was published, no gun bills were scheduled to be heard. As bills move to the floor for a chamber vote, then pass to the other chamber, bills may be scheduled.

5 p.m., Wednesday, 17 February is the chamber cut-off. All House bills under consideration must pass out of the House to the Senate. All Senate bills must pass out of the Senate to the House. Bills that do not pass their original chamber are supposedly dead for the session. (I say “supposedly” because on rare occasions the rules are suspended and bills come back to life.)

SB 6267 (Schoesler (R-4) passed out of the Senate. It will likely go to House Judiciary next week.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
SHB 1713
Neutral
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed to
H. Rules
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) Died
H. Aprop.
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)
S. Rules
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 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
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. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed Senate

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

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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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