GOAL Post 2017-4 Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-4
Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

BEWARE HB 1384/SB 5256
HB 1100 PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
SEVERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

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While I was working the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show in Las Vegas last week, then on my way to Jacksonville, FL, for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, they slipped one in on us. HB 1384, by Rep. Roger Goodman D-45) and SB 5256, by Sen. Joe Fain (R-47) carry the innocuous-sounding title “Sexual Force Restraining Order.” The law – and the order – already exist. What this bill does is allow extension of a maximum two year restraining order to a LIFETIME ORDER. In effect, this becomes a lifetime ban on the possession of firearms for anyone subject to such an order. In no way do we condone sexual force or violence, but we also recognize that such orders are frequently based on “he said, she said” so-called “evidence” and are frequently used to punish a partner in a divorce or separation proceeding.
HB 1100, mandating mailing of a renewal notice for CPLs, passed out of House Judiciary and sits in House Rules awaiting a pull to the floor.
HB 1384 was heard in House Judiciary last week, and is slated for a vote out of committee this coming Thursday. No action is slated in the Senate at this time. I urge you to contact your Representatives to warn them of the severe impact of the bills and ask them to note “no” if they have the opportunity.
More new gun bills filed. HB 1529 by Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-32) would limit law enforcement (and those citizens aiding law enforcement) use of force. HB 1725, by Rep. John Koster (R-44), exempts CPL holders from the background check requirements of I-594.HB 1739, by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) allows certain exemptions to the firearms background check in certain cases, such as for pyrotechnic devices (flare guns), some loans, transfer within the family, etc.
SB 5441, by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-48) would place a six-month freeze on firearm possession for anyone detained for temporarily a period of mental health evaluation, even if no cause was found for the detention. SB 5444, by Sen. David Frockt (D-46) is the Senate counterpart to HB 1387, mandating registration and licensing for “assault weapon:” and “large capacity magazine” possession. SB 5363, by Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-1) is the counterpart to HB 1122, mandating “safe” storage of firearms, under potential felony penalty. This is basically the same bill they have been trying to pass since 1997. Finally, SB 5506, by Sen. Han\s Zeiger (R-25) would allow transfers of firearms at non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA gatherings. SB 5552, by Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43), is the counterpart to HB 1731 that makes certain exemptions to I-594. SB 5553, By Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43) allows a suicidal person to waive his or her right to possess a firearm for a minimum period of seven days, The waiver is voluntary, as is lifting the waiver. .
A dozen or so public hearings are scheduled next week. See schedule below. Note multiple bills of interest may be heard at one hearing. There’s a schedule conflict in the Senate. See note below.
Just FYI., my temporary travels are over – at least until the NRA convention at the end of April, by which time the regular session will be over. Let’s not talk about special sessions… yet. GP 2017-5 should come out next Friday evening.

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 1384 Sexual force protection order
Goodman (D-45) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

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) H. Jud.
REVIEW

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) H. PubSaf
OPPOSE

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R-44) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

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 5256 Sexual force protection order
Fain (R-47) S. L&J
OPPOSE

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

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D-) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D- S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
REVIEW

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

31 Jan Senate Health Care
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5259

31 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10:00 a.m. SBs 5506, 5552, 5553
31 Jan House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

10:00 a.m. HB 1483
31 Jan House Public Safety
House Hearing Room “D”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

1:30 p.m. HB 1529
2 Feb House Health Care
House Hearing Room “A
John L. O’Brien Bldg

800 a.m. HB 1388
2 Feb Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10-00 a.m. SB 5073
2 Feb House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg
1:30 p.m. HBs 1122, 1387, committee vote on HB 1384.

There appears to be a conflict in public hearings in the Senate on 31 January. Both Senate Law & Justice and Health Care are scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. in Senate hearing Room “4.” It’s the weekend, so I can’t deconflict. Yall be careful there, heah!

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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