GOAL Post 2019-12, Legislative Update from Olympia 29 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-12
Legislative Update from Olympia 29 March 2019

BILLS MOVE OUT OF COMMITTEE
BILLS STILL AWAITING COMMITTEE ACTION
SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY

Side note: according to various news reports, around 2,000 individuals attended a “Defend the 2nd” rally conducted at the state capitol building in Salem, Oregon last Saturday. It appears Washington and Oregon are in a race to see who can pass the most restrictive gun control laws this year. 2,000 is by no means perfect, or even fully representative of Oregon gun owners, but it was a respectable turn-out.

Several bills moved out of committee to House or Senate Rules this week. HBs 1465 (pistol delivery), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 1786 (firearms/protective orders) and SB 5508 (WSP CPL background checks).

A few bills are still awaiting policy committee votes, before the end of business on 3 April. They are HB 1934 (military mail-in CPL renewal), SSB 5027 (extreme risk protection orders under 18), SB 5205 (firearms/incompetence) and SB 5782 (assisted opening knives).

Only one public hearing is scheduled for next week: HB 1225 (firearms/domestic violence), in Senate Law & Justice on committee cut-off day!

The next cut-off facing us is the second chamber policy committee cut-off next Wednesday, April 3rd. All House bills must be out of Senate Law & Justice and all Senate bills must be out of House Civil Rights & Judiciary. As you will see, several gun bills are still awaiting an executive vote out of committee by the 3rd.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) S. L&J OPPOSE

HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) S. RULES OPPOSE

SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) S. RULES OPPOSE

HB 1786 Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders
Jinkins (D-27) S. RULES OPPOSE

HB 1934 CPL renewal online/mail military members
Caldier (R-25) S. L&J SUPPORT

HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) S. RULES NEUTRAL

SSB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) H. CR&J OPPOSE

SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) H. APROP OPPOSE

SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) H. CR&J OPPOSE

SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) H. CR&J OPPOSE

SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) H. RULES OPPOSE

SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) H. CR&J SUPPORT

SB 5954 Bump stock buyback
Rolfes (D-23) GOV. SIGNED 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).

HEARING SCHEDULED:
3 Apr Senate Law & Justice John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1225

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, online 24/7, to any citizen.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 30-31 March
Monroe 6-7 April

“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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