GOAL Post 2019-13
Legislative Update from Olympia 5 April 2019
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF; BILLS MOVE, BILLS DIE
ACTION SHIFTS ONCE AGAIN TO CHAMBER FLOORS
17 APRIL CHAMBER CUT-OFF, 28 APRIL SINE DIE
The legislature is moving into the final leg of its 105 day/15 week regular session. Just over three weeks left. The primary focus of the long session in odd-numbered years is supposed to be development and adoption of the biennial budget, Whether a budget agreement will be reached or a special session will be called is hard to say right now. Both the House and Senate have passed budget bills, but the bills are $750 MILLION apart – in new spending only! The overall biennial budget runs over $52 BILLION. Now to guns…
The second chamber policy committee cut-off occurred two days ago. A few more gun bills died, others moved forward. Unless there is a dispute between the House and Senate versions of a bill, it must clear the legislature with a floor vote by April 17th. Bills in dispute have until the last day, 28 April.
SB 5434 (expanded gun free zones) died in House Civil Right & Judiciary.
SBs 5027 (extreme risk protection order, under 18) and 5508 (WSP background checks for CPLs) both passed the Senate with amendments. Both now go to a concurrence vote or a conference committee.
HB 1949 (single POC/firearm background checks) passed out of the Senate. It too goes to a concurrence vote or a conference committee.
SBs 5205 and 5782 are in House Rules awaiting a floor vote.
SB 5181 still sits in House Appropriations awaiting a committee vote.
Both HBs 1225 and 1934 passed out of committee and sit in Senate Rules awaiting a floor vote.
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) S. RULES 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. RULES SUPPORT
HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) S. PASSED NEUTRAL
SSB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) H. APROP OPPOSE
SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) H. RULES OPPOSE
SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) DIED OPPOSE
SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) H. RULES 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).
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!!!
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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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Monroe 6-7 April
Puyallup 27-28 April
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Article 1, Section 24
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