GOAL Post 2017-8 Legislative Update from Olympia – 24 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-8
Legislative Update from Olympia – 24 February 2017

TIME TO TRIM THE LIST
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES
CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT UP
GUN BILLS PASS OUT OF SENATE
IT’S ALL ON THE FLOOR FOR NOW

In a week or two I’m going to trim the list of bills under consideration, deleting those that did not survive the committee or chamber. That will give us a more manageable list to follow. At the end of the session I’ll publish a session recap with the complete bill list.

The fiscal committee cut-off is tonight. All bills that needed fiscal approval and did not get it died. At this time it appears that HB 1270 and SB 5073 likely died in their respective fiscal committees. I’ll correct any changes next week. HBs 1501 and 1612 passed out to House Rules. At this point there are nine bills still left alive out of 34 originally filed.

The next major cut-off is in twelve days, March 8th, when all bills must pass out of their original chamber (House or Senate). We’ll likely see a handful of the remaining bills die at that point.

Two gun bills have successfully passed out of the Senate, to be taken up by the House after the 8 March chamber cut-off date. SB 2268 (CPL renewal notice) and SB5552 (expanded exceptions to I-594) both cleared the Senate on a 49-0 vote. Neither was controversial!

For the next ten days, all of the action will be on the chamber floors as bills are called up, debated, possibly amended, and then an up or down vote. Floor sessions are televised on TVWashington for the masochists on the GOAL list. And there should be a link on the legislative web site (leg.wa.gov).

(To give you an idea of the magnitude of a legislative session, more than 2,300 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Rules SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1174 Firearm safety education in schools
Muri (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1270 Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices
Harmsworth (R-44) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Rules SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1592 Delivery of firearms to LEOs
Klippert (R) DIED. SUPPORT

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) H. Rules SUPPORT

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

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

HB 1900 Hunter ed funding/NRA license plates
Griffey (R-35) DIED . NEUTRAL

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Walsh (R-19) DIED. SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) DIED OPPOSE

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. Rules SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
No public hearings scheduled at this time.

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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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

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