GOAL Post 2016-6 Legislative Update from Olympia 12 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-6

Legislative Update from Olympia 12 February 2016

FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

RULES COMMITTEE ACTION (OR INACTION)

CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEEK

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK

SB 6267 PASSES SENATE

Tuesday evening was the fiscal committee cut-off. HB 1857 failed to pass House Appropriations and is likely dead for the session. HB 2793 goes to House Rules awaiting a call to the House floor.

Bills that have passed out of their policy committee and a fiscal committee (if required) go to the House or Senate Rules Committees, where they await a “pull” to the floor. Essentially, the Rules committee votes on which bills to bring to the chamber floor that day, and which wait… or die. Not all bills that make it to Rules receive a floor vote (vote of the entire House or Senate). Recognize, too, that a lot of bills in the Rules committee are holdovers from last year and unlikely to move this year as well.

At the time the weekly schedule was published, no gun bills were scheduled to be heard. As bills move to the floor for a chamber vote, then pass to the other chamber, bills may be scheduled.

5 p.m., Wednesday, 17 February is the chamber cut-off. All House bills under consideration must pass out of the House to the Senate. All Senate bills must pass out of the Senate to the House. Bills that do not pass their original chamber are supposedly dead for the session. (I say “supposedly” because on rare occasions the rules are suspended and bills come back to life.)

SB 6267 (Schoesler (R-4) passed out of the Senate. It will likely go to House Judiciary next week.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
SHB 1713
Neutral
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed to
H. Rules
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) Died
H. Aprop.
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2908
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed to
House Rules
HB 2913
OPPOSE
License Suspension/Child Support
Gregerson
(D-33)
Passed to
House Rules
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed Senate

Key to abbreviations: S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 = Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

None scheduled.

Tutorial on public testimony: http: //leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net. “. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 13-14 February

Puyallup 20-21 February

For more information about WAC, see: Https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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Goal Post Addendum: HB 2325

GOAL Post Addendum6 February 2016

House Bill 2325, by Rep. Dick Muri (R-28), a bill that would create an
elective hunter education/firearms safety course in high schools, failed
to pass out of the House Education Committee by yesterday’s policy
committee cut-off.The bill is essentially dead for this session.

In a late addition to next week’s schedule, Rep. Muri has arranged for a
“courtesy hearing” on the bill by the House Education Committee in House
Hearing Room “A,” John L. O’Brien Office Building at 8:30 a.m. on
Thursday, 11 February. WDFW Hunter Ed officials will be there as will
several state-certified hunter education instructors.

If you can attend the hearing, please try to do so.A hunter ed/firearm
safety course in our high schools would go a long way to counter the
anti-gun indoctrination and misinformation that fills classrooms today. A
strong showing of support will help get this bill a hearing in the next
legislative session.

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GOAL WA Legislative Update 2016-5

GOAL Post 2016-5

Legislative Update from Olympia5 February 2016

FIRST POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

40 BILLS DIE IN POLICY COMMITTEE

BILL LIST TO BE SHORTENED

NEW BILLS INTRODUCED

BILL SHIFTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD ON TWO GUN BILLS THIS WEEK

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK

ALMOST HALFWAY THROUGH THE SESSION

(Back to my normal schedule. GOAL Post should be published every Friday evening for the remainder of the session. )

Of the more than 60 gun-related bills filed during the 2015-16 biennium, only a few have survived the 2016 first policy committee cut-off. Because bills that do not pass out of their original policy committee (for most gun bills — but not all — House Judiciary or Senate Law & Justice) are considered dead for the session, I will annotate that in tonight’s “bill status” portion as “Died. ”. Next week I will only post those bills that are still under consideration in the remainder of the session.

A few new bills were filed this week, but none received a public hearing or a vote out of committee before tonight’s deadline. HB 2951, by Rep. Scott (R-39) would override employer’s prohibitions on keeping firearms and/or ammunition in motor vehicles parked in company parking lots. This protects customers AND employees. HB 2974, by Rep. Shea (R-4) prohibits confiscation of private personal property (including firearms/ammunition) during a state of emergency. HB 2975, also by Rep. Shea, creates the Washington state firearms civil rights act, an act that guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, prohibits public officials or employees from interfering with that right beyond existing law, and allows lawsuits against individuals in violation. It also provides sentencing enhancement for those who carry, brandish or discharge a firearm in the commission of a crime. All three bills are effectively dead as they were filed too late for a hearing. But they’ll be back.

The GOAL position on HB 1713 (guns/mental health) has changed from OPPOSE to NEUTRAL based on adoption of a substitute bill. The bill is now in House Appropriations awaiting committee action.

HB 2907 failed to pass committee, but a near duplicate, HB 2908 passed to House Rules committee.

Public hearings were held this week on HBs 2907 and 2913. Executive action (amendments and votes) were taken on others. HB 2410, which would have applied a blanket mandate to add to the “firearms offender registry” anyone convicted of a firearms offense. The bill was amended to mandate inclusion of only violent or sexual predator offenses, omitting the requirement to add technical violations such as I-594 transfer violations. An amendment to exempt concealed pistol licenses from the suspensions mandated by HB 2913 failed. GOAL still opposes the bill. (If HB 2913 becomes law, it will likely be challenged in court. )

Tuesday, 9 February marks the technical halfway point in this 60-day session. From a legislative standpoint, the halfway point occurs six days later, 17 February, the days bills must pass their original chamber (House bills from the House, Senate bills from the Senate) or they are considered dead. There’s still a lot of damage that can be done before the session ends.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) Died
H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) Died
H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) Died
H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) Died
H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) Died
H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) Died
H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) Died
H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H. Aprop.
HB 1722
SUPPORT
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) Died
H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) Died
H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) Died
H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) Died
H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) Died
H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) Died
H Jud
HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) Died
H. Edu
HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) Died
H Jud
HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) Died
H Jud
HB 2374
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) Died
H Jud
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed to
H. Rules
HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
Died
H Jud
HB 2461
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders Jinkins
(D-43)
Died
H Jud
HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
Died
H Jud
HB 2514
SUPPORT
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) Died
H Jud
HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
Died
H Jud
HB 2653
OPPOSE
Smart Guns Cody
(D-34)
Died
H. Fin
HB 2712
SUPPORT
Use of force in self-defense Wilson
(R-17)
Died
H Jud
HB 2738
OPPOSE
Require permission to bring a concealed firearm into a home.
S. Hunt
(D-22)
Died
H Jud
HB 2793
SUPPORT?
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed to
H. Finance
HB 2794
SUPPORT?
Initial Detention Determination
Orwall
(D-33)
Died
H Jud
HB 2814
SUPPORT
Areas for shooting sports under GMA
Klippert
(R-8)
Died
H Local Gov’t.
HB 2836
OPPOSE
Mandating Liability Insurance for Firearms
Farrell
(D-46)
H Jud
HB 2867
SUPPORT
Campus Carry
Scott
(R-39)
Died
H Jud
HB 2893
OPPOSE
Mental Health/Guns
Kuderer
(D-48)
Died
H Jud
HB 2907
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Moscoso
(D-1)
Died
H Jud
HB 2908
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed to
House Rules
HB 2913
OPPOSE
License Suspension/Child Support
Gregerson
(D-33)
Passed to
House Rules
HB 2951
SUPPORT
Parking Lot Bill
Scott
(R-39)
Died
H Jud
HB 2974
SUPPORT
Prohibits confiscation of private property
Shea
(R-4)
Died
H Jud
HB 2975
SUPPORT
Firearms civil rights act Shea
(R-4)
Died
H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) Died
S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban
(R-28)
Died
S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt
(D-46)
Died
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) Died
S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed to
S. Rules
SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
Died
S L&J
SB 6351
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption
Habib
(D-48)
Died
S L&J
SB 6352
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Frockt
(D-46)
Died
S L&J
SB 6487
SUPPORT
Use of Force, Immunity
Becker
(R-2)
Died
S L&J
SB 6515
SUPPORT
Hunter Ed Elective in Schools
O’Ban
(R-28)
Died
S K-12
SB 6603
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Fain
(R-47)
Died
S HumSer
SB 6621
SUPPORT
Policing/use of deadly force task force
Fraser
(D-22)
Died
S L&J

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

None scheduled.

Tutorial on public
testimony:http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net.”.Please
pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in
protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this
message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies
with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR
REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT
TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at
“jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately,
I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers
of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book
table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 13-14 February

Puyallup 20-21 February

For more information about WAC, see:https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

 

 

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Goal Post 2016-4 Legislative Update

GOAL Post 2016-4

Legislative Update from Olympia – 29 January 2016

MISSED HB 2410

NEW GUN BILLS FILED

PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

ACTION ON BILLS

FIRST POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY

(Same deal as last week. I’m on the road to Jacksonville, FL, for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association. The information cut-off is once again Thursday night vice Friday. )

Last week while I was at SHOT in Las Vegas I missed one gun bill, HB 2410, b y Rep. Hayes (R-10). HB 2410 amends the existing “felon firearm registry” to mandate inclusion of a convicted felon’s name (or someone found not guilty by reason of insanity) in that list. Under current law, inclusion is a judgment call, based on the circumstances involved, of the court. Rep. Hayes has informed me that he has an amendment to his bill to narrow the mandate to those convicted of violent felonies, not I-594-style technical violators. GOAL position on the bill is SUPPORT WHEN AMENDED. ––

HB 2867, by Rep. Scott (R-39), would allow CPL holders to carry concealed firearms on college campuses. HB 2893, by Rep. Kuderer (D-48) is another bill trying to use mental health to ban guns. HB 2907, by Rep. Moscoso (D-1) narrows the existing use of force by peace officer (and those assisting peace officers) law. HB 2913, by Rep. Gregerson (D-33) would allow suspension of various state-issued licenses for failure to pay court-ordered child support. (Recall your history lessons about debtor’s prisons back in the 1600s-1700s – can’t pay the bill, go to jail. Suspending a professional license will sure help child support payments. )SB 6603, by Sen. Fain (R-47) is a companion bill to HB 2793, addressing suicide awareness and prevention. SB 6621, Sen. Fraser (D-22) creates a task force to study policing and use of deadly force.

Public hearings were held this week on several bills: SBs 6158, 6165 and 1267 and HBs 2410, 2793, and 2603. Next step is for the committee chair to schedule a vote in committee in executive session. If the bill is voted out of committee, it moves to the Rules committee awaiting a floor vote, or to a fiscal committee if it has major fiscal impact. The decision to move a bill out of committee rests with the committee chair. He or she may call for a vote, or they may sit on it.

Two public hearings are scheduled next week on gun bills. HB 2913, by Rep. Gregerson (D-33) will be heard in House Judiciary at 8 a. m. on Wednesday, 3 February. HB 2907, by Rep. Moscoso (D-1) will be heard in House Public Safety at 1: 30 p. m. on Wednesday, 3 February as well

Next Friday, 5 February, is the cut-off for bills to pass out of their first policy committee (most gun bills out of House Judiciary or Senate Law & Justice). Theoretically, bills that do not move on through the process are considered dead for the session (subject to extraordinary action, rarely). That means most of the bills on the “active” list will drop out and we can narrow our focus, as well as support for or opposition to a narrower number of bills.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) H. Edu
HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) H Jud
HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) H Jud
HB 2374
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) H Jud
HB 2410
SUPPORT WHEN AMENDED
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
H Jud
HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
H Jud
HB 2461
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders Jinkins
(D-43)
H Jud
HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
H Jud
HB 2514
SUPPORT
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) H Jud
HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
H Jud
HB 2653
OPPOSE
Smart Guns Cody
(D-34)
H. Fin
HB 2712
SUPPORT
Use of force in self-defense Wilson
(R-17)
H Jud
HB 2738
OPPOSE
Require permission to bring a concealed firearm into a home.
S. Hunt
(D-22)
H Jud
HB 2793
SUPPORT?
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2794
SUPPORT?
Initial Detention Determination
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2814
SUPPORT
Areas for shooting sports under GMA
Klippert
(R-8)
H Local Gov’t.
HB 2836
OPPOSE
Mandating Liability Insurance for Firearms
Farrell
(D-46)
H Jud
HB 2867
SUPPORT
Campus Carry
Scott
(R-39)
H Jud
HB 2893
OPPOSE
Mental Health/Guns
Kuderer
(D-48)
H Jud
HB 2907
OPPOSE
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Moscoso
(D-1)
H Pub Saf
HB 2913
OPPOSE
License Suspension/Child Support
Gregerson
(D-33)
H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban
(R-28)
S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S L&J
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
S L&J
SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
S L&J
SB 6351
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption
Habib
(D-48)
S L&J
SB 6352
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
SB 6487
SUPPORT
Use of Force, Immunity
Becker
(R-2)
S L&J
SB 6515
SUPPORT
Hunter Ed Elective in Schools
O’Ban
(R-28)
S K-12
SB 6603
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Fain
(R-47)
S HumSer
SB 6621
SUPPORT
Policing/use of deadly force task force
Fraser
(D-22)
Unassigned

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

HB 2913
03 February
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
8:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2907
03 February
OPPOSE
House Public Safety
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room D John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

Tutorial on public
testimony:http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

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.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net.”.Please
pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in
protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this
message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies
with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR
REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT
TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at
“jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately,
I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers
of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book
table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe13-14 February

Puyallup20-21 February

For more information about WAC, see:https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

 

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GOAL POST 2016-3 Legislative Update

GOAL Post 2016-3

Legislative Update from Olympia  22 January 2016

NEW GUN BILLS FILED

PUBLIC HEARING HELD

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

I’m “on the road” in Las Vegas, just wrapping up the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation — the trade organization that represents the U. S. gun industry. My “information cut-off” for this issue was Thursday night. – JW

11 new gun-related bills were filed this week. HB 2653, Rep. Cody (D-34) would grant a tax exemption for “smart” guns; HB 2712, Rep. Wilson (R-17) would add carjacking to the justification of the use of lethal force and add civil immunity to someone found acting in self defense; HB 2738, by Rep. S. Hunt (D-22) would require a person carrying a concealed handgun under the authority of a CPL to get express permission from the homeowner before being allowed to take a handgun into a home; HB 2793,by Rep. Orwall D-33 is a suicide prevention education bill drafted with the aid of the NRA and SAF; HB 2794, also by Orwall (D-33) amends existing temporary mental health law to allow law enforcement input; HB 2814,by Rep. Klippert (R-8) encourages development of recreational shooting areas in locations governed by the Growth Management Act; and HB 2836, by Rep. Farrell (D-48) requires gun owners to maintain liability insurance. On the Senate side, only four bills:SB 6351, by Sen. Habib (D-48) guts state preemption of uniform firearm laws; SB 6352, by Sen. Frockt (D-46) is another “extreme risk protection order” bill; SB 6487m by Sen. Becker (R-2) expands authorized use of lethal force to include carjackings and affords civil immunity in self defense; and SB 6515, by Sen. O’Ban (R-28) would create an elective hunter ed program in high schools.

A public hearing on several gun bills was conducted in House Judiciary on Thursday. I was not able to attend, nor have I had a chance to review the TVWashington coverage of the hearing. I was told we slightly outnumbered the “other side” at the hearing. If you have the opportunity, you can see the whole thing at http://www. tvw. org/watch/?eventID=2016010214

Two public hearings on gun bills are scheduled for next week. On Monday, 25 January, the Senate Law & Justice Committee will take public testimony on SBs 6158, 6165 and 6267. All three are solid pro-gun bills and deserve our support. On Tuesday, 26 January, the House Judiciary Committee will hear HB’s 2794 and 2603. As noted above, both the NRA and the SAF were involved in drafting HB 2793, and fully support this bill. Of the alleged 30,000 deaths annually due to “gun violence,” 20,000 (2/3) re suicides — hardly “gun violence. “Involvement of the gun lobby in promoting suicide prevention shows responsibility and maturity in addressing this issue. Both NRA and SAF will have representatives on the committee formed. No anti-gun organizations are included. On the other hand, HB 2603 is another attempt to blame the gun for the misuse of guns by certain individuals.

 

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
*HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) H. Edu
*HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) H Jud
*HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) H Jud
*HB 2410
Pending
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
H Jud
*HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
H Jud
*HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
H Jud
*HB 2514
Pending
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
*HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) H Jud
*HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
H Jud
*HB 2653
OPPOSE
Smart Guns Cody
(D-34)
H. Fin
*HB 2712
SUPPORT
Use of force in self-defense Wilson
(R-17)
H Jud
*HB 2738
OPPOSE
Require permission to bring a concealed firearm into a home.
S. Hunt
(D-22)
H Jud
HB 2793
SUPPORT?
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2794
SUPPORT?
Initial Detention Determination
Orwall
(D-33)
H Jud
HB 2836
OPPOSE
Mandating Liability Insurance for Firearms
Farrell
(D-46)
H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban
(R-28)
S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
*SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
*SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S L&J
*SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
S L&J
*SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
S L&J
*SB 6351
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption
Habib
(D-48)
S L&J
*SB 6352
OPPOSE
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
*SB 6487
SUPPORT
Use of Force, Immunity
Becker
(R-2)
S L&J
*SB 6515
SUPPORT
Hunter Ed Elective in Schools
O’Ban
(R-28)
S K-12

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

SB 6158
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
SB 6165
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
SB 6267
25 January
SUPPORT
Senate Law & Justice
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg Bldg
HB 2793
26 January
SUPPORT??
House Judiciary
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2603
26 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
10:00 AM
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

Tutorial on public testimony: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon. com” or to “goalwa@cox. net. “. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon. com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 13-14 February

Puyallup 20-21 February

For more information about WAC, see: Https://washingtonarmscollectors.org/

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

 

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GOAL POST 2016-2 Legislative Update

NOTE: This is posted late, through no fault of Mr. Waldron. This is your friendly web-dude speaking and I have been largely struck down with a nasty head and chest cold since Wednesday. My apologies for the late posting, but I do better work when I can actually think.

GOAL Post 2016-2

Legislative Update from Olympia 15 January 2016

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

INDEPENDENTS LEAD DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS

BEAU  COUP NEW BILLS FILED

GUN BILL DAY IN HOUSE JUDICIARY

The legislature adopted its calendar for the 2016 regular session.The
legislative calendar sets dates by which bills must clear various
hurdles.A bill that fails to clear the policy committee or chamber floor
by the designated date is generally considered dead for the year,
although they may be “resurrected” by parliamentary procedure.  Be sure to check the legislative calendar!

A recent Gallup poll indicates more voters identify as politically
“independent” over either the Democrat or Republican parties.42% of
those polled self-identified as independents, while 29% called
themselves Democrats and 26% Republicans.Both major parties have been
losing fans for several years.Dissatisfaction with
partisan-politics-as-usual is at an all-time high.How that will play out
in the elections remains to be seen.

Nine new gun-related bills were filed this week, most anti-gun.HB 2372,
by Rep. Senn (D-41) mandates destruction of firearms forfeited to
police; HB 2374, also by Rep. Senn, imposes a tax on ammunition sales;
HB 2460, by Rep. Walkinshaw (D-43), guts state preemption,; HB 2461, by
Rep. Jinkins (D-27) revisits extreme protection orders; HB 2481, by Rep.
Blake (D-19) allows short-barreled rifles; HB 2553, by Rep. Wilson
(R-17) guarantees possession and use of arms in a declared state of
emergency; HB 2603, by Rep. Kuderer (D-48) mental health and guns; SB
6267, by Sen. Schoesler (R-9) requires CPL renewal notice; and SB 6310,
by Sen. Jayapal, mandatory gun storage.It would appear the Democrats are
looking at 2016 as a gun control year, at least in the House.

House Judiciary chair Rep. Laurie Jinkins has designated Thursday,
January 21st as House gun bill day, the first of this session. At 1:30
p.m. she will take testimony on five gun bills in a public hearing: four
of them anti-gun, one pro.HBs 1747 (lock up your gun), 2461 (extreme
protective orders), 2372 (destruction of forfeited firearms), 2460 (more
gun free zones) and 2481 (allows short-barreled rifles) are all on the
agenda.

HB 1747 does nothing but demonize guns.It’s already considered reckless
endangerment to leave ANYTHING out that might harm a child: not just
guns, but toxic fluids, cleaning agents, bleach, etc.

HB 2461 broadens the opportunity for a family member, household member
or law enforcement to petition a judge to take away your guns – no
mental health professional involvement necessary.Have an argument with
your significant other?They might come after your guns.

HB 2372 requires law enforcement agencies to destroy forfeited
firearms.Current law allows them to be auctioned off to FFLs where they
may returned to service, with required background checks.This is more
demonization of guns because they think guns are veil.

One of the most important gun laws in Washington is RCW 9.41.290 – State
Preemption.This means that, with certain limited exceptions, only the
state legislature may pass gun laws in the state.Counties and cities are
prohibited from writing their own laws.This has been law since the early
1980s and has served as a model for other states.But obviously the other
side doesn’t like this. The latest attack on preemption comes in HB
2460, Walkinshaw (D-43), that would allow political subdivisions to ban
guns in parks and recreational facilities, libraries, and on public
transportation.Coming on the heels of a judge’s decision that Seattle’s
gun and ammunition tax didn’t violate preemption (currently under
appeal), this is the most serious attempt yet to overturn this
critically important law.

And the one good gun bill, HB 2481, which would allow Washington
citizens to possess short-barreled rifles, provided they complied with
federal law ($200 federal tax, extensive background check, restrictions
on movement).Short-barreled rifles AND shotguns were legal until 1994,
but once again, the “guns are evil” crowd prevailed and had them banned.

Note that the position on HB 1119 has changed from SUPPORT to
OPPOSE.This change is based on a request from the Hunters Heritage
Council and other hunting groups who oppose the bill for two reasons:it
allows a fee to be collected for heretofore free Hunter Ed classes, and
it sets a minimum age for youth hunting (8 for accompanied, 14
unaccompanied). HHC believes the parent is the best judge of when a
youngster is mature enough to hunt.The focus of GOAL Post, and my
expertise, is in the area of firearms law, not hunting regulations.I am
deferring to their judgment.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
*HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) H. Edu
*HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) H Jud
*HB 2372
OPPOSE
Mandatory destruction of firearms held by law enforcement agencies Senn (D-41) H Jud
*HB 2410
Pending
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
H Jud
*HB 2460
OPPOSE
Crippling Preemption Walkingshaw
(D-43)
H Jud
*HB 2481
SUPPORT
Short-Barreled Rifles Blake
(D-19)
H Jud
*HB 2514
Pending
NRA License Plate
Hunter Ed Funding
Griffey
(R-35)
H Trans
*HB 2553
SUPPORT
Possession of arms/state of emergency Wilson (R-17) H Jud
*HB 2603
OPPOSE
Mental health & guns Kuderer
(D-48)
H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban
(R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban
(R-28)
S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt
(D-46)
S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
S. Rules
*SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
*SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
S L&J
*SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
S L&J
*SB 6310
OPPOSE
Safe Storage
Jayapal
(D-37)
S L&J

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

HB 1747
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2372
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2460
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2461
21 January
SUPPORT
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2481
21 January
SUPPORT
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net.”.Please
pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in
protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this
message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies
with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR
REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT
TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at
“jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately,
I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers
of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book
table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 23-24 January

Monroe 13-14 February

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

 

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NOTICE – Gun Bill Hearing – House Judiciary Thursday, 21 January 13:30, HHR A

Gun Bill Day!!

Next Thursday, 21 January, is gun bill day in the House Judiciary Committee.

13:30, House Hearing Room A in the John L. O’Brien Building.

A couple of these are new bills, not even posted in GP yet. The
following bills will be heard:

HB 1747
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2372
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2460
21 January
OPPOSE
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2461
21 January
SUPPORT
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2481
21 January
SUPPORT
House Judiciary
1:30 p.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
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GOAL Post 2016-1 Legislative Update from Olympia 08 Jan 2016

GOAL Post 2016-1

Legislative Update from Olympia8 January 2016

LEGISLATURE CONVENES MONDAY, 13 JANUARY

LEGISLATIVE TUTORIAL

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF ELECTION YEAR

34 BILLS HELD OVER FROM 2015 SESSION

NEW PRE-FILED BILLS

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED YET

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

LEGISLATOR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

(Note:There’s a lot going on with regard to the President’s “gun
violence initiative.”Few details are available at this time.But GOAL
Post has an Olympia focus and will not cover the other Washington.)

The second regular session of the 64th (biennial) Washington state
legislature convenes Monday, January 11th for its short (60 day)
session.Control of the legislature remains split, with Democrats
controlling the House of Representatives with 50 seats, while the
minority Republicans have 48.From a gun owner’s perspective, this view
is skewed by the fact that a small handful of Democrats side solidly
with gun owners on those issues.While we would have the votes necessary
to pass good or block bad bills, House Democrats still control
leadership positions in that chamber, and thus control which bills get
votes.The Senate remains controlled by a Majority Coalition of 25
Republicans and one Democrat.From a standpoint of stopping bad bills, we
should be all right, but it will be difficult to move pro-gun
legislation forward.

Legislation 101.For those of you not familiar with how the legislative
process works, this page has links to several quick tutorials, including
how a bill becomes a law, how to read a bill, where to access bill
language and how to testify in public
hearings:http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/ComingToTheLegislature.aspx

2016 is a major election year.To a limited degree, that might influence
how elected officials vote on controversial issues.They’ll certainly be
paying more attention to public opinion than in non-election years.Your
calls, e-mails and letters DO MATTER.It’s called “grassroots lobbying.”

As this is the second year of the biennium, bills that were filed last
year and not passed by the legislature remain available for
consideration.34 firearm-related bills, good and bad, from 2015 are
still in the hopper (see list below).In addition, four additional
gun-related bills were pre-filed before the session started (at the end
of the list below)

At this point, three days before the start of the session, no public
hearings have been scheduled on any firearm-related bills.

One of the first items of business in each session is the adoption of
the session calendar, identifying dates by which bills must clear
various hurdles.A bill that fails to clear the policy committee or
chamber floor by the designated date is generally considered dead for
the year, although they may be “resurrected” by parliamentary
procedure.I’ll post the cut-off dates for the 2014 session in the next
issue of GOAL Post.

The Democrat caucus has extended its reach from urban and suburban areas
to rural areas.In these districts, the enthusiasm for gun control is
diluted.If the Democrats expect to hold these rural districts in the
next election, they will have to tread carefully on the gun issue.If you
live in a rural or even suburban district with Democrat Representatives
or a Democrat Senator, it is important that you call their office and
express concern about your gun rights.Ask them to keep you informed of
any gun-related legislation.This lets them know that you are watching
them on this issue.

The Legislature has not yet published new telephone and office
directories because legislators are not sworn in until Monday, 11
January.The following links can be used at that time to identify direct
contact information:

http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Senators/

http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Representatives/

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
*HB 2325
SUPPORT
Requires superintendent of public instruction to develop gun safety & hunter ed HS course. Muri (R-28) Pending
*HB 2354
OPPOSE
Ban “Assault Weapons”, Normal Magazines Moeller (D-49) Pending
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban (R-28) S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach (R-31) S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach (R-31) S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton (R-17) S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban (R-28) S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel (R-7) S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt (D-46) S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach (R-31) S. Rules
*SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) Pending
*SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Pending

Key to abbreviations:S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 =
Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

At this point there are no hearings scheduled on firearm-related bills.

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or to “goalwa@cox.net.”.Please
pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in
protecting our rights.Better yet, make a couple of copies of this
message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies
with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR
REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT
TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at
“jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.Unfortunately,
I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.Limited numbers
of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book
table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup9-10 January

Monroe23-24 January

“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

Copyright 2016 Gun Owners Action League of WA

 

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2016 Legislative Session

The Washington Legislature operates on a “Biennium” (two year cycle) system – meaning that any bill proposed legislative session occuring in the first year of the biennium and that is not either voted down or approved will continue into the legislative session of the second year of the biennium. 2015 was the first year of the current session, so we get all of last years left-overs (good, bad and ugly) AND whatever new ideas our beloved legislators have managed to conjure up since June.

At the time of this writing, no firearms-related legislation appears in the “pre-filed bills” section of the Legislative website. Those can be filed right up till the last day before the Legislative session begins, however. Below find the “left-over” bills from the 2015 session that we will most likely be facing.

2016 Legislative Session Preview

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
HB 1119
OPPOSE
Hunter education issues Blake (D-19) H Ag
HB 1191 SUPPORT CPL Renewal Notices Taylor (R-15) H. Aprop.
HB 1193
SUPPORT
Prohibiting gun owner data base Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1245
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1324
SUPPORT
Codifies castle doctrine and stand your ground Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 1433
SUPPORT
Modifies Gun Free School Zone law Scott (R-38) H Jud
HB 1442
SUPPORT
Exp. economic development via firearms/ammo G. Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 1474
SUPPORT
Defense against animal attack Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1506
SUPPORT
Exempts security guard transfers from I-594 Kirby (D-29) H Jud
HB 1521
SUPPORT
Returns NICS “delay” to three days (I-594) Taylor (R-15) H Jud
HB 1533
SUPPORT
Exempts guns loaned to museums from I-594 Van Werven (R-42) H Jud
HB 1535
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Klippert (R-8) H Jud
HB 1594
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1692
OPPOSE
Imitation firearms Wylie (D-49) H Jud
HB 1713
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) H Rules
HB 1722
OPPOSE
Short barreled rifles Hayes (R-10) H Jud
HB 1747
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32) H Jud
HB 1857
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Jinkins (D-27) H. Aprop.
HB 1886
SUPPORT
Repeals I-594 by popular vote Hunt (R-2) H Jud
HB 2031
SUPPORT
Tax exemption for firearm safety devices Harmsworth (R-44) H Jud
HB 2088
SUPPORT
Lowers age for CPL from 21 to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2089
SUPPORT
Expands CPL reciprocity; lowers age to 18 Shea (R-4) H Jud
HB 2164
SUPPORT
Broad list of exceptions to I-594 background checks Shea (R-4) H Jud
SSB 5036
NEUTRAL
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor O’Ban (R-28) S. Rules
SB 5476
SUPPORT
Exempts active LEOs from waiting period Dammeier (R-25) S L&J
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach (R-31) S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach (R-31) S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton (R-17) S. Rules
SB 5643
OPPOSE
Mental health/guns O’Ban (R-28) S Ment Hlth
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel (R-7) S. Rules
SB 5727
OPPOSE
Extreme protective orders Frockt (D-46) S L&J
SB 5789
OPPOSE
Safe storage of firearms Kohl-Welles (D-36) S L&J
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach (R-31) S. Rules

ESHB = Engrossed Substitute House Bill, SHB/SSB = Substitute Bill (bill amended in committee), HB = House Bill, SB = Senate Bill, H. Aprop = House Appropriations, H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, S. W&M = Senate Ways & Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

None.

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.

GET THE WORD OUT:  If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com“.  Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.  Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s).  PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL.  I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.  Unfortunately, I am unable to (snail) mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line.  I will remove your name immediately.  Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.  If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup    20-21 February 2016

Monroe 9-10, 23-24 January

“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

Copyright 2015 Gun Owners Action League of WA

Posted by: GOAL <goalwa@cox.net>

 

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GOAL Post 2015-Special-8 Legislative Update from Olympia 26 June 2015

GOAL Post      2015-Special-8

Legislative Update from Olympia           26 June 2015

THIS IS GETTING OLD!

GOOD NEWS:  NO DISCUSSION OF FIREARMS

THIRD SPECIAL SESSION TO START NEXT WEEK?

Right after I posted GOAL Post last week, it sounded like they had made a budget breakthrough.  Apparently that was a grossly optimistic view.  Republicans are standing their ground on a balanced, no-new-taxes budget, while Democrats continue to press for significant tax increases.  Budget negotiators claim they’re getting closer, but no agreement yet.

Tomorrow is the 30th and last day of the second special session.  Unless lightning strikes overnight, we can expect a third special session to begin shortly.

Furlough notices have already been sent imposing a “partial” state government shutdown, effective July 1st (next Wednesday).

The only good news in all of this is that the firearm issue has not been raised.  The House passed a few bills in the past two days, but no impact on firearms.

BILL STATUS:

Bill #      Subject   Prime sponsor          Status

GOAL Position

None

ESHB = Engrossed Substitute House Bill, SHB/SSB = Substitute Bill (bill amended in committee), HB = House Bill, SB = Senate Bill, H. Aprop = House Appropriations, H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, S. W&M = Senate Ways & Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

None.

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.

GET THE WORD OUT:  If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com“.  Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.  Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s).  PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL.  I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.  Unfortunately, I am unable to (snail) mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “jwaldron@halcyon.com” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line.  I will remove your name immediately.  Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.  If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup    27-28 June

Monroe 11-12 July

“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

Copyright 2015 Gun Owners Action League of WA

Posted by: GOAL <goalwa@cox.net>

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