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.

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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

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