GOAL Post 2019-10
Legislative Update from Olympia 15 March 2019
SB 5954 PASSES LEGISLATURE
CHAMBER CUT-OFF/TURNOVER DAY
BILLS LIVE – BILLS DIE
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
In an unusual move, SB 5954 (bump stock buyback funding) passed out of the Senate on 28 February, was fast-tracked through the House on March 11th where it was amended, so it went back to the Senate, who concurred in the House amendment. It’s on its way to the Governor.
Of the 23 bills that survived the original chamber policy committee cut-off, only 13 made it through the second cut by passing out of their chamber of origin. House bills moving to the Senate include HBs 1225 (firearms/DV), 1465 (handgun delivery w/CPL), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms – the Senate version died), 1786 (protective orders/firearms), 1934 (military CPL renewal by mail) and 1949 (single point of contact for background checks).
Senate bills moving to the House include SBs 5027 (underage extreme risk protection orders), 5181 (firearms/Mental health), 5205 (firearms/incompetent for trial), 5434 (new/expanded gun free zones), 5508 (WSP background checks for CPLs) and 5782 (spring-blade knives). I mentioned SB 5954 above.
Bills that died include HB 1010 (WSP destruction of forfeited firearms), 1068 (high capacity magazine ban), 1381 (UAVs/contraband delivery), 5016 (arming animal control officers), 5061 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 5062 (high capacity magazine ban), 5099 (target shooting on DNR land), 5143 (firearms/DV incidents). 5150 (college safety officers/weapons) and 5174 (CPL training).
Note BOTH “high capacity magazine” bills (HB 1068, SSB 5062) died, as did the mandatory training requirement for a CPL (SSB 5174).
There is a public hearing scheduled for HB 1949 (single POC for background checks) in Senate Law & Justice at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 18 March. Public hearings scheduled for SB 5508 (WSP background check) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. For SB 5181 (firearms/mental health) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 9 a.m. on March 20. For SB 5782 (spring assisted knives) in House Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10 a.m. on March 22.
If you are tracking a specific bill, you might want to check the bill’s page on “Bill Information” to ensure a hearing was not added later.
(I added a note below in “Other data.” The same bill information page for each bill that tells you where/how to get copies of bills and bill reports also mentions public hearings are available on TV Washington, both live and archived. Links to airings are available at the very bottom of the bill page – no need to search the archives.)
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP
Senn (D-41) DIED OPPOSE
SHB 1068 High capacity magazine ban
Valdez (D-46) DIED OPPOSE
SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) PASSED H. OPPOSE
HB 1381 Use of UAVs to deliver contraband
Pellicciotti (D-30) DIED NEUTRAL
HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) PASSED H. OPPOSE
SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) PASSED H. OPPOSE
HB 1786 Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders
Jinkins (D-27) PASSED H. OPPOSE
HB 1934 CPL renewal online/mail military members
Caldier (R-25) PASSED H. SUPPORT
HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) PASSED H. NEUTRAL
SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers
Van De Wege DIED SUPPORT
SSB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) PASSED S. OPPOSE
SSB 5061 Undetectable and untraceable firearms
Dhingra (D-45) DIED OPPOSE
SSB 5062 High capacity magazine ban
Kuderer D-48) DIED OPPOSE
SB 5099 Target shooting on DNR land
Sheldon (D-35) DIED SUPPORT
SSB 5143 Seizing firearms/DV incidents
Dhingra (D-45) DIED OPPOSE
SB 5150 College safety/officers weapons
Wilson (R-17) DIED SUPPORT
SSB 5174 Training for CPL issue
Palumbo (D-1) DIED OPPOSE
SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) PASSED S. OPPOSE
SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) PASSED S. OPPOSE
SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) PASSED S. OPPOSE
SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) PASSED S. OPPOSE
SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) PASSED S. SUPPORT
SB 5954 Bump stock buyback
Rolfes (D-23) PASSED S/H/S. NEUTRAL
HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill. L&J = Law & Justice , CR&J = Civil Rights and 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).
18 Mar Senate Law & Justice John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1949
19 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5508
20 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. Obrien Bldg
9:00 a.m. SB 5181
22 Mar House Civil Rights & Judiciary John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5782
LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE: 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). Scheduled/available videos are listed at the bottom of the page for each bill.
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 24/7 , to any citizen.
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