GOAL Post 2016-8 Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-8

Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

SECOND CHAMBER POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

ALL BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION SURVIVE

GOAL POSITION ON HB 2908 CHANGES FROM OPPOSE TO NEUTRAL

TWO CUT-OFF DATES NEXT WEEK

TWO WEEKS LEFT IN SESSION

The second chamber (House bills in the Senate, Senate bill sin the House) policy committee cut-off was today. All of the firearm-related bills we are tracking passed their respective committee.

HBs 1713 and 2793 passed out of Senate Human Services and were sent to Senate Ways & Means for approval of funding. HBs 2410 and 2908 passed out of Senate Law & Justice and sent to Senate Rules for a floor vote. HB 2908 was amended to add pro-law enforcement organizations to the working group making recommendations on law enforcement use of deadly force. SB 6165 was amended in committee to clarify the language that assembling your own short-barreled rifle from separately purchased components is legal – provided you are using a legally registered (under the National Firearms Act) SBR receiver. Good clarification. SB 6267 passed to House Rules.

HB 2908 was amended in the Senate Law & Justice Committee today. Our position has changed from “oppose” to “neutral” now that rank-and-file law enforcement officers will be given a voice in the working group. The recommendations of this working group could ultimately lead the legislature to change the rules regarding the use of lethal force by all citizens of Washington.

Monday, 29 February is the second chamber fiscal committee cut-off. HBs 1713 and 2793 must pass Ways & Means Monday or die for the session. Friday, 4 March is the last day for bills to pass out of the second chamber, with the exception of those bills amended in the second chamber which must go back to the first chamber for a concurrence vote.

Two weeks remain in the 2016 regular legislative session. The session must end by midnight on Wednesday, 10 March.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
3SHB 1713
NEUTRAL
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed S. Hum Ser to S. W&M
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed S. Hum Serv to S. W&M
HB 2908
NEUTRAL
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed
H. Jud. to H. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed H. Jud. to H. Rules

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:

3SHB 1713 (Poss)
29 February
NEUTRAL
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
HB 2793 (Poss)
29
February
SUPPORT
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 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 19-20 March

Monroe 2-3 April

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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