GOAL Post 2013-6

GOAL Post2013-6

Legislative Update from Olympia 22 February 2013

NEW BILLS INTRODUCED

POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF — MOST GUN BILLS DIE

FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY

Two additional firearm-related bills were filed over the past week.SB
5739, by Sen. Ed Murray (D-43), would allow counties or cities to ban
firearms in public parks and other recreation areas.SB 5831, by Sen. Ann
Rivers (R-18), would prohibit double taxation of clay pigeons bought by
non-profit gun clubs who collect sales tax when selling rounds of
trap/skeet.SB 5739 was NOT scheduled for a public hearing.SB 5831 will
be heard in Senate Ways & Means next Tuesday (2/26).

Today is the first major culling of bills filedTo date, more than 2,800
bills have been filed for this legislative biennium (2013-14).Bills that
did not make it out of their original policy committee by the end of
business today are theoretically considered dead for the remainder of
the session.They may be reconsidered during any special session or in
the 2014 session.I say theoretically because the cut-offs are an
arbitrary date adopted at the beginning of a session.If sufficient
pressure is brought to bear, a bill may be resurrected.

The 2013 session sets a record: more than 30 firearm-related bills have
been filed.This is a first in the 20 years I have been lobbying in
Olympia.Eleven of the 30 are good bills, most of the rest are either
overtly bad or containing sections that do not protect the rights of gun
owners.

At this time it appears at least 18 bills failed to make the cut-off and
should be considered dead for the session.These include most of the
pro-gun bills and some of the bad ones as well.Again, a committee chair
has full discretion as to which bills he or she moves or lets die.

Ten firearm-related bills remain under consideration.In this issue of
GOAL Post I have listed ALL of the bills and their current status.Next
week I will delete those bills that died in committee.

Bills that have a fiscal impact on the state require a second hearing in
one of the legislative fiscal committees (House Appropriations or Fiscal
or Senate Ways & Means).This is to allow the legislature to identify
where the funding will come from to fund the bill’s requirements. Or
that’s the way it’s supposed to work!The last opportunity for these
bills to be heard in their original chamber (House or Senate) is next
Friday, 1 March.

Bills in the House or Senate Rules Committees sit there until leadership
decides they want to bring them to the floor for a full vote.In many
cases, they’re waiting on drafting of floor amendments.

While SB 5660, the bill that would require the Superintendant of Public
Instruction to develop a firearms safety education program along the
lines of the NRA’s “Eddie Eagle” program failed to pass out of
committee, a similar Senate Joint Memorial (SJM 8006) did
pass.Unfortunately, a Memorial can only recommend a course of action,
not require it.

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. Approp

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHB 1588Background checksPedersen (D-43)H. Approp

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

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

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

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

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

SHB 1839 Background checksGoodman (D-45)H. Rules

HB 1840Firearms/restraining ordersGoodman (D-45) H. Rules

HB 1908Firearms on school propertyScott (R-39)DIED H. Jud

SB 5282DSHS/WSP info exchangeCarrell (R-28)S. Rules

SB 5376Juvi illegal firearm possessionKline (D-37)S. W&M

SSB 5452Stalking protection ordersConway (D-S. Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

SB 5660Firearm safety educationChase (D-3)DIED S. Early Learn

SB 5710Mandatory safe storageKohl-Welles (D-46) DIED S. L&J

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

SB 5737Ban on sale of “assault weapons”Murray (D-43)DIED S. L&J

SB 5739Ban on guns in parksMurray (D-43)DIED S. L&J

SB 5831Bans double tax on clay pigeonsRivers (R-18)S. W&M

Key to abbreviations:SB = Senate Bill, HB = House Bill, Jud = Judiciary,
L&J = Law & Justice, HS&C = Human Services & Corrections, Trans =
Transportation, Approp = Appropriations, Early Learn = Early Learning
and K-12 Education, W&M = Ways & Means

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS

HB 1096CONCERNS

HB 1383CONCERNS

HB 1588OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

HB 1612CONCERNS

HB 1839SUPPORT

HB 1840OPPOSE

SB 5282SUPPORT

SB 5376CONCERNS

SB 5452CONCERNS

SB 5831SUPPORT

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED

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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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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