GOAL Post 2013-4

GOAL Post 2013-4

Legislative Update from Olympia 8 February 2013

SEVERAL NEW BILLS FILED

TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

TURNOUT NEEDED IN OLYMPIA

At least eight new gun bills were filed, good and bad.HB 1676 by Rep.
Ruth Kagi (D-32) is another mandatory safe storage bill similar to the
1997 “Whitney Graves” bill.HB 1703 by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) is
interesting: it imposes a $25 tax per transfer of any firearm, as well
as a tax of one cent per round of ammunition sold… to fund a
state-developed firearms safety training program.Between this and HB
1588/SB 5625, that’s a $45 tax on EVERY firearm transferred.HB 1729 by
Rep. Judy Warnick (R-13) adds penalties to street gang members found
with firearms, and HB 1788 by Rep. Liz Pike (R-18) would allow qualified
school personnel to carry on campus.

On the Senate side, SB 5604 by Sen. Brian Hatfield (D-19) would
authorize an NRA license plate.(I’ll just say it once: I believe we’d be
better off with a generic “Second Amendment” plate — it’s harder to
criticize the Bill of Rights.)SBs 5625 and 5711 by Sen. Adam Kline
(D-37) are similar to HB 1588 — they require ALL firearm transfers to
be conducted by an FFL or by law enforcement, with resulting record
keeping (de facto registration) AND a $20 transfer fee (tax). SB 5635,
also by Sen. Kline, makes it harder for firearm rights to be restored.

Two public hearings are scheduled for next week.On Wednesday, 13
February at 8:00 a.m., the House Judiciary will take public testimony on
HBs 1147, 1588, 1612 and 1676.On Friday, 15 February also at 8:00 a.m.,
the Senate Law & Justice Committee will conduct a public hearing on SB 5479.

If at all possible, PLEASE try to attend the House Judiciary hearing on
Wednesday.It’s important that we get as large a pro-gun turn-out as
possible to demonstrate our opposition to HBs 1588 and 1676.HB 1588,
especially, as it creates a de facto gun registration system in
Washington.There are ways to conduct background checks that DO NOT
retain data on the transfer.If they want background checks, run a pure
background check bill.If they want registration, call it that and let’s
debate it.

If you can’t attend the hearing, please write to your Representatives
AND to the members of the Judiciary Committee and go on record with your
opposition to these two bills.Links to legislator contact information:

http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Senators/

http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Representatives/

House Judiciary Committee:

Rep, Jaime Pedersen (D-43)[email protected]

Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23) [email protected]

Rep. Jay Rodne (R-5)[email protected]

Rep. Steve O’Ban (R-28)[email protected]

Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45)[email protected]

Rep. Mike Hope (R-44)[email protected]

Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27)[email protected]

Rep. Steve Kirby (D-29)[email protected]

Rep. Brad Klippert (R-8)[email protected]

Rep. Terry Nealey (R-16)[email protected]

Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33)[email protected]

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts (D-21)[email protected]

Rep. Matt Shea (R-4)[email protected]

In the “GOAL Position” vbseveral bills are marked “CONCERNS.”As
mentioned previously, the concerns are based on how the bill might be
improperly enforced and ensnare an individual that the bill was never
intended to trap.There is a lot of judicial and prosecutorial
flexibility in the system, theoretically enough to preclude this from
happening.That’s in a perfect world.We don’t live in a perfect world.

BILL STATUS:

House Bill numbering begins with 1000; Senate Bills with 5000.The
following bills have been filed so far in the 2013-14 biennium:

Bill #SubjectSponsorStatus

HB 1096Juvi illegal firearm possessionHurst (D-31)H. Jud

HB 11471^st degree juvi unlawful possess.Goodman (D-45)H. Jud

HB 1184Range protectionTakko (D-19)H. Jud

HB 1318CPL renewal noticeTaylor (-15)H. Jud

HB 1371WA Firearms Freedom ActTaylor (R-15)H. Jud

HB 1383Stalking protection ordersGoodman (D-45)H. Jud

HB 1561Short barreled riflesBlake (D-19)H. Jud

HB 1588Background checksPedersen (D-43)H. Jud

HB 1612Firearm offender registryHope (R-44)H. Jud

HB 1676Mandatory safe storageKagi (D-32)H. Jud

HB 1703Gun “safety” training and taxJinkins (D-27)H. Jud

HB 1729Street gangsWarnick (R-13)H. Jud

HB 1788Firearms/school employeesPike (R-18) H. Jud

SB 5282DSHS/WSP info exchangeCarrell (R-28)S. HS&C

SB 5376Juvi illegal firearm possessionKline (D-37)S. HS&C

SB 5452Stalking protection ordersConway (D-S. HS&C

SB 5478Firearms/mental health courtKeiser (D-33)S. L&J

SB 5479Safekeeping of firearmsKeiser (D-33)S. L&J

SB 5485Mandatory safe storageKline (D-37)S. L&J

SB 5604NRA license platesHatfield (D-19)S. Trans

HB 5625Background checksKline (D-37)S. L&J

SB 5635Restoration of firearm rightsKline (D-37)S. L&J

SB 5711Background checksKline (D-37)S. L&J

Key to abbreviations:SB = Senate Bill, HB = House Bill, Jud = Judiciary,
L&J = Law & Justice, HS&C = Human Services & Corrections, Trans =
Transportation

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS

HB 1096CONCERNS

HB 1147CONCERNS

HB 1184SUPPORT

HB 1318SUPPORT

HB 1371SUPPORT

HB 1383CONCERNS

HB 1561SUPPORT

HB 1588OPPOSE

HB 1612CONCERNS

HB 1676OPPOSE

HB 1703OPPOSE

HB 1729SUPPORT

HB 1788SUPPORT

SB 5282SUPPORT

SB 5376CONCERNS

SB 5452CONCERNS

SB 5478CONCERNS

SB 5479OPPOSE

SB 5485OPPOSE

SB 5604NEUTRAL

SB 5625OPPOSE

SB 5635OPPOSE ?

SB 5711OPPOSE

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED

13 FebHBs 1147, 1676, 1588, 1612House Judiciary Committee

8:00 a.m.House Hearing Room “A”John L. O’Brien House Office Building

15 FebSB 5479Senate Law & Justice Committee

8:00 a..m.Senate Hearing Room “1”John A. Cherberg Senate Office Building

7 FebHB 1383House Judiciary Committee

1:30 p.m.House Hearing Room “A”John L. O’Brien House Office Building

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 http://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):

Monroe16-17 February

Puyallup23-24 February

“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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