GOAL Post 2017-3 Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-3
Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

FORMAT CHANGE
LEGISLATIVE WEB SITE
SESSION CUT-OFF CALENDAR ADOPTED
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING(S) HELD/SCHEDULED
ACTION ON BILLS

In response to a suggestion from a reader, I am changing the format slightly. Rather that list “Bill Status” and “GOAL Position on Bills” separately, I am placing the GOAL position immediately after the relevant bill status.Let’s see how this works for you.I do appreciate feedback from readers, although I reserve the right to act on suggestions.

The legislative web site offers a comprehensive variety of information about the legislature, bill information, procedures, various administrative details (e.g. visiting the legislature), etc.The GOAL Post is simply a summary of activity.If your interest in the workings of the legislature is deeper than that offered here, I would urge you to visit and explore the entire web site.”leg.wa.gov”

The following cut-off dates were adopted for bills under consideration in the 2017 regular legislative session.As a general rule, if a bill fails to pass a hurdle, it is considered dead for the session.Exceptions can be made.

17 February Bills must pass out of policy committee
24 February Bills must pass out of chamber fiscal committee (only bills with major fiscal impact)
08 March Bills must pass out of house of origin (House bills out of House, Senate bills out of Senate)
29 March Bills must pass out of policy committee in second chamber
04 April Bills with major fiscal impact must pass out of second chamber fiscal committee
12 April Bills must pass out of second chamber (House bills out of Senate, Senate bills out of House), except for bills in a conference committee to iron out differences in House/Senate versions, budget bills and initiatives.
23 April Sine die “close of regular legislative session.”

Several new gun bills were filed this week, as usual good and bad. HB 1380, by Rep. Shea (R-4), repeals I-594. HB 1381, by Rep. Blake (D-19), amends current CPL reciprocity law into one recognizing all licenses issued nationwide to anyone 18 and over. HB 1397, by Rep. Jinkins (D-27) is AG Ferguson’s “assault weapon & high capacity magazine” registration and licensing bill. HB 1388, by Rep. Cody (D-34), is a major health care rewrite, but adds shops that sell cannabis to those areas prohibited for firearm possession.HB 1483, by Rep. John Lovick (D-44), allows the state to destroy forfeited firearms. HB 1501, by Rep. Hansen (D-23), tracks denials of attempts to purchase firearms via an FFL, creates a data base of denials, and may allow referral for prosecution.SB 5216, by Sen. O’Ban (R-28) mandates availability of an elective firearms safety and/or hunter ed course in secondary schools.SB 5259, by Sen. Rivers (R-18), is the counterpart to HB 1388 that bans possession of firearms in shops that sell cannabis. SB 5268, by Sen. Takko (D-19), is the Senate version of the CPL renewal notice requirement.

A public hearing was conducted on HB 1100, the house version of the CPL renewal notice bill.The only person to testify was the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Blake (D-19). A committee vote may be taken in House Judiciary on Jan. 26th .

A public hearing is scheduled in Senate Law & Justice on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. on SB 5268, the Senate version of the bill to mandate a CPL renewal notice be mailed 90 days prior to expiration.

Public hearings on bills are conducted at the discretion of the relevant committee chair, as is scheduling for a vote out of committee.The committee chair is thus one of the most powerful people in the legislature, although there is provision to “relieve a committee of responsibility for a bill” to bring it straight to the House or Senate floor.This provision is rarely used.

I’ll be in Jacksonville, FL, next weekend for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, so GOAL Post may be a little late coming out, … again. (Funny, how when you volunteer for positions without pay, how many people want to hire you. But volunteer work and grassroots lobbying is the lifeblood of the gun rights movement. It’s a vocation. Just an observation!)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1380 Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1387 Assault weapons background check Jinkins (D-27)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Cody (D-34)H.HC NEUTRAL
HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms Lovick (D-44)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms Hansen (D-23) unass. REVIEW

SB 5000 Use of deadly force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5050 Assault weapon ban Frockt (D-3)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5073 Use of force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools O’Ban (R-28)S. K-12 SUPPORT
SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Rivers (R-18)S. HC NEUTRAL
SB 5268 CPL renewal notice Takko (D-19)S. L&J SUPPORT

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

24 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5268

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!!!

1-800-562-6000 TDD 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 21-22 January
Puyallup 04-05 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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