GOAL Post 2018-2, Legislative Update from Olympia 12 January 2018

GOAL Post 2018-2
Legislative Update from Olympia 12 January 2018

GUN RIGHTS RALLY
LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR
NEW GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED

Somewhere between 125-150 gun rights supporters showed up at the rally conducted on the Capitol Campus earlier today. Several legislators spoke to the crowd, including Representatives Matt Shea (R-4), Brian Blake (D-19), Vicki Kraft (R-17), Morgan Irwin (R-31) and Senator Phil Fortunato (R-31). After the formal presentations ended, individual participants visited their legislators’ offices. A big thank you to the legislators who spoke and to all who made the trek to Olympia to show the flag..

The following cut-off dates are proposed for bills under consideration in the 2018 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.

2 February – Bills must pass out of policy committee
6 February – Bills must pass out of chamber fiscal committee (only bills with major fiscal impact)
14 February – Bills must pass out of house of origin (House bills out of House, Senate bills out of Senate)
23 February – Bills must pass out of policy committee in second chamber
26 February – Bills with major fiscal impact must pass out of second chamber fiscal committee
2 March – 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.
8 March – Sine die – close of regular legislative session.

HB 2363, by Rep. Pellicciotti (D-30), makes any attempt to use a drone to deliver a deadly weapon to an incarcerated individual a Class C felony. SB 6146, by Sen. Saldada (D-37), repeals RCW 9.41.290, our state preemption law, that prohibits local government from passing its own gun laws. I believe Washington was first in the nation with this, 35 years ago. 42 states now have preemption laws. If this passes, every county, city and town can pass their own gun control laws, a patchwork quilt of laws that will trip up gun owners traveling across the state. SB 6247, by Sen. Dhingra (D-45), prohibits firearm possession by individuals with a history of violence who are not deemed competent to stand trial.

The Senate Law & Justice Committee will conduct public hearings on SBs 5992 (trigger devices), 6049 (magazine restrictions), 5444 (modern sporting rifle registration), 5463 (safe storage) and 6146 (preemption repeal) on 15 January at 10 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Building. That is the only public hearing on gun bills scheduled this week. A strong turnout would help.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000
Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H.PubSaf
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 1122
Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1134
Assault weapon ban
Peterson (D-21) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1174
Firearm safety education in schools
Muri (R-28) H. Edu
SUPPORT

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 1270
Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices
Harmsworth (R-44) H. Fin.
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 1483
Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules
OPPOSE

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

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

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

HB 1731
Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D-27) H. Rules
SUPPORT

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

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

HB 2293
Bans firearms in daycare facilities (exception)
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud
OPPOSE

HB 2306
Allows licensed veterans to carry at Comm Coll
Van Werven (R) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 2329
Strengthens law making CPL data private
Walsh (R-19) H. Jud
SUPPORT

HB 2363
Drone delivery of firearms to offenders
Pellicciotti (D-30) H. PubSaf
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. W&M
OPPOSE

SB 5216
Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) S. K-12
SUPPORT

SB 5441
Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) S.HumSer
NEUTRAL

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. Rules
SUPPORT

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

SB 5795
Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5992
Bans certain “trigger devices”
Van De Wege (D-24) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 6049
Bans “high capacity” magazines
Frockt (D-3) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 6146
Repeals state preemption of gun laws
Saldana (D-37) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 6297
Firearm possession with history of violence
Dhingra (D-45) S. L&J
REVIEWING

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill. 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).

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

15 Jan
Senate Judiciary
Hearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Bldg.
10:00 a.m. SBs 5992, 6049, 5444, 5463 and 6146

(18 Jan
House Judiciary
Hearing Room A, John L. O’Brien Bldg)
(1:30 p.m. HB 1122 Executive session only)

Contact information for your Representatives may be found at http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder or at http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx. 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). Each bill’s web page contains a link to any public hearing at the bottom of the page.

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 13-14 January
Puyallup 20-21 January

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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

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