GOAL Post 2017-12 Legislative Update from Olympia 24 March 2017

GOAL Post 2017-12
Legislative Update from Olympia 24 March 2017

BILLS MOVE

MORE CUT-OFFS LOOM

There’s been a little motion on our five bills of interest after a week of public hearings. HB 1100 passed out of Senate Law & Justice to Senate Ways & Means. HB 1612 passed out of Senate Human Services to Senate Ways & Means. Both of these will have to clear that fiscal committee before moving on.

Senate Bill 5268 passed out of House Judiciary to House Appropriations, more fiscal action. SB 5552 still sits in House Rules awaiting a floor vote (not likely until next month). A public hearing was held on HB 1501, so we can expect it to be subjected to a Senate Law & Justice committee vote next week.

The second chamber (House bills in Senate, etc) policy committee cut-off is next Wednesday, 29 March. We’re past that with the five bills we’re following. The fiscal committee cut-off is the following Tuesday, 4 April. HBs 1100, 1612 and SB 5268 are awaiting that hurdle.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) S. W&M SUPPORT

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) S. L&J SUPPORT

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) S. W&M SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) H. Aprop SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) H. Rules SUPPORT

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARINGS 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). 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.

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 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.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 25-26 March
Puyallup 29-30 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

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-11 Legislative Update from Olympia 17 March 2017

GOAL Post 2017-11
Legislative Update from Olympia 17 March 2017

SECOND HALF OF SESSION BEGINS
ONE BILL MOVES
BILLS SCHEDULED FOR HEARINGS
SECOND CHAMBER POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

The committee hearing/vote/floor session cycle has started all over again, after the 8 March original chamber cut-off. As House bills move through the Senate and vice versa, the next critical cut-off date is Wednesday, 29 March — nearly two weeks off. The second half of the long session is off to a slow start. Of the five gun bills we are tracking, two had public hearings (1612 and 5268) and one passed out of committee (5552).

Senate Bill 5552, relaxing SOME of the background checks under I-594, passed out of 5552 amended and out of the House Judiciary Committee on what appeared to be a unanimous a voice vote on Wednesday. The bill was amended in committee to add firearms loaned to veterans color guards to the list of background check exemptions.

Recall this is the bill that COULD be amended to add CPL holders to the exemption list. That would change it from minor tweaks to a major pro-gun bill. But that’s going to take pressure from constituents. The bill can be further amended on the House floor at the end of March/early April..

At this point, two bills (1100, 1501) are scheduled for public hearings and an executive session for 5268. Details below.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) S. L&J SUPPORT

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) S. L&J SUPPORT

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) S. HumSerSUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) H. Jud. SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) H. Rules SUPPORT

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

21 Mar Senate Law & Justice Senate Hearing Room “4” John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1100

22 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
8:00 a.m. SB 5268 (executive session)

23 Mar Senate Law & Justice Senate Hearing Room “4” John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 1501

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). 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.

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 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.

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 25-26 March
Puyallup 29-30 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

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-10 Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 March 2017

GOAL Post 2017-10
Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 March 2017

CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES, MORE BILLS DIE
BILL TRACKING LIST NARROWED
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
IT’S NOT OVER TIL IT’S OVER
MOUNT RAINIER FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET

5 p.m. on Wednesday was chamber cut-off: House bills that had not passed out of the House, and Senate bills that had not passed out of the Senate, died for the session. We are now down to a very manageable list of five bills to follow. 34 gun bills were filed this year, nowhere near the 60+ filed in the last two year biennium. And as is typical, most never passed the half-way mark.

As the 5 o’clock bell rang in Olympia on Wednesday, the House still hadn’t reached HBs 1122, 1483 and 1731. The Senate stopped short of SB 5506. So those bills should be considered dead for the session, but the Senate version of HB 1731, SB 5552, is still running in the House. Keep in mind, too, that this is the first year of a biennium, meaning all the bills filed this year that did not make it can be called back next year. Or during any special session.

And now there are five. HB 1100, HB 1501, HB 1612, SB 5268 and SB 5552 Two of the bills are essentially duplicates: HB 1100 and SB 5268 both mandate mailing a renewal notice 90 days before a CPL expires, a long overdue fix. The HB 1100 was amended in the House, so it will have to be reconciled with SB 5268 in the next four weeks. HB 1501 requires FFLs to notify the State Patrol of NICS denials, who are then directed to initiate an investigation (many/most of which will go nowhere because of misidentifications). HB 1612 promotes suicide awareness education. And SB 5552 is the Senate version of the minor tweaks to I-594 background checks (e.g. no check required for in-laws, or for loans at the range where the owner stays with the firearm).

Not much of a positive outcome midway through, but if you look at all the anti-gun bills filed, it’s encouraging to see none got traction. We’re not going to see pro-gun bills sail through until a pro-gun House is put in place to match a pro-gun Senate.

Public hearings will be conducted on HB 1612 and SB 5268. SB 5552 will be subject to an executive session (committee vote). Details below.

We’re halfway through the session, and already the bill list is down to five. But it’s not over yet. And should a shooting incident occur that “fits” one of these bills, you can expect them to try and revive it. The fat lady doesn’t sing until midnight on 23 April!

The Mount Rainier chapter of Friends of NRA will conduct its 24th annual Friends of NRA dinner and auction at the Emerald Queen Casino Conference Center in Fife on Saturday, April 8th. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:00. Nearly three dozen guns and hundreds of other prizes will be raffled off. If you have never attended one, I strongly urge you to consider it. It’s a great event for a fun cause. For additional information call (253) 841-7113 or e-mail “visit2ndamd@comcast.net.”

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) S. L&J SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) S. L&J SUPPORT

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) S. HumSer SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) H. Jud. SUPPORT

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) DIED SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) H. Jud SUPPORT

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

14 Mar Senate Human Services Senate Hearing Room “2” John A. Cherberg Bldg
1:30 p.m. HB 1612

15 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
8:00 a.m. SB 5268

16 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
1:30 p.m. SB 5552 (executive session)

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). 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.

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 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.

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 25-26 March
Puyallup 29-30 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

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-9 Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 March 2017

GOAL Post 2017-9
Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 March 2017

HBs 1100, 1501 AND 1612 PASS HOUSE
FOUR BILLS STILL AWAIT A VOTE
CHAMBER CUT-OFF IS NEXT WEDNESDAY
GRASSROOTS HELP NEEDED ON HB 1731
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SB 5552

From a gun bill perspective, this has been a slow week. HB 1100 (CPL renewal notices) passed out of the House, but in amended form (the Senate version, SB 5268) passed clean last week). That means the two versions will have to be reconciled, either by one chamber accepting the other’s language, or by a conference committee later in the session. HB 1501 (reporting of NICS denials) and HB 1612 also passed the House. All are headed for Senate Law & Justice.

At week’s end, one other gun bill is on the House floor calendar: HB 1731 (I-594 tweaks). Three others, HBs 1122 and 1483, and SB 5506, have yet to be placed on their respective (House or Senate) floor calendar. The cut-off is next Wednesday, 8 March. Note that, historically, non-controversial bills are generally moved first to “clear the deck” for those with major disagreement.

As it sits right now, HB 1731, like SB 5222, makes some minor tweaks to ease some of the background check burden imposed by I-594 by adding a few more small exceptions to the requirement. An amendment to HB 1731, proposed by retread (he previously served in the House from 1995-2001) Representative John Koster (R-39) would make a significant change by allowing transfers without background checks if both parties to the transaction were Washington CPL holders.

The ATF has already acknowledged our CPL meets the highest federal standard by designating Washington a “NICS Alternative state” for federal checks (blocked by I-594), in addition to which it has passed by an internal Washington state criminal history check plus a Dept of Social and Health Services check. Plus CPL holders have a track record of good behavior, something someone walking off the street into a gun shop may not have. This is about the most common sense rationale you could use for a 594-waiver. If pre-cleared individuals are not granted a waiver, this clearly demonstrates that I-594 was not about background checks but about gun registration via FFL recordkeeping (something “background check” supporters continue to deny, admitted in public testimony in the Senate back in 1997 – “we want the audit trail”).

Please contact your elected representatives ASAP and ask them to support the Koster amendment to HB 1731. http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder or, if you know your district: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx

A public hearing is scheduled for SB 5552 (limited I-594 exemptions) in House Judiciary on Thursday, March 9, This is the first of the gun bills that passed out of one chamber to now start its way through the second. See details below.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) Passed House SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson (D) DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1174 Firearm safety education in schools
Muri (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1270 Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices H
armsworth (R-44) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) Passed House SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

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

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) Passed House SUPPORT

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders
Koster (R-44) DIED 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) DIED . NEUTRAL

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

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) DIED OPPOSE

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. Rules SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

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).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

9 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
1:30 p.m. SB 5552

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). 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.

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 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.

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 25-26 March
Puyallup 29-30 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

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-8 Legislative Update from Olympia – 24 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-8
Legislative Update from Olympia – 24 February 2017

TIME TO TRIM THE LIST
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES
CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT UP
GUN BILLS PASS OUT OF SENATE
IT’S ALL ON THE FLOOR FOR NOW

In a week or two I’m going to trim the list of bills under consideration, deleting those that did not survive the committee or chamber. That will give us a more manageable list to follow. At the end of the session I’ll publish a session recap with the complete bill list.

The fiscal committee cut-off is tonight. All bills that needed fiscal approval and did not get it died. At this time it appears that HB 1270 and SB 5073 likely died in their respective fiscal committees. I’ll correct any changes next week. HBs 1501 and 1612 passed out to House Rules. At this point there are nine bills still left alive out of 34 originally filed.

The next major cut-off is in twelve days, March 8th, when all bills must pass out of their original chamber (House or Senate). We’ll likely see a handful of the remaining bills die at that point.

Two gun bills have successfully passed out of the Senate, to be taken up by the House after the 8 March chamber cut-off date. SB 2268 (CPL renewal notice) and SB5552 (expanded exceptions to I-594) both cleared the Senate on a 49-0 vote. Neither was controversial!

For the next ten days, all of the action will be on the chamber floors as bills are called up, debated, possibly amended, and then an up or down vote. Floor sessions are televised on TVWashington for the masochists on the GOAL list. And there should be a link on the legislative web site (leg.wa.gov).

(To give you an idea of the magnitude of a legislative session, more than 2,300 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) DIED OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Rules SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1174 Firearm safety education in schools
Muri (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1270 Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices
Harmsworth (R-44) DIED SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) DIED. SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) DIED. OPPOSE

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Rules SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

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

2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) H. Rules SUPPORT

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

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Rules SUPPORT

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

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

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) DIED SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) DIED OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) DIED OPPOSE

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. Rules SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) Passed Senate SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) DIED NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) DIED OPPOSE

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).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
No public hearings scheduled at this time.

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 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.

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 25-26 March
Puyallup 29-30 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

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-7 Legislative Update from Olympia – 17 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-7
Legislative Update from Olympia – 17 February 2017

GOAL POST DISTRIBUTION ISSUES
NEW BILLS COVERED
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES, BILLS DIE
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY
MOST ACTION SHIFTS TO THE FLOOR

GOAL Post 2017-6 was published last Friday, but apparently did not receive complete distribution.

I’ve been publishing GOAL Post since 2000, primarily in direct e-mail format through my home ISP. As the subscriber list grew, I broke it up into segments of about 200 names each. Every Friday night during session, no problem. Compose message, hit “send” button, and it magically goes out of my mailbox into yours. Try wagoal.org or on Facebook its Gun Owners Action League of Washington.

Until last Friday, when all of the batches were kicked back, theoretically as spam I will continue to try e-mail, but I’m working on alternatives, among them, posting GOAL Post on the web pages of the Washington Arms Collectors and the Washington State Rifle & Pistol Association. About 18 months ago, a friend and co-worker created a “GOAL” web site which I never paid much attention to, as he merely posted the current GOAL Post during session. Unfortunately he passed away last year, and at this point I cannot access the site.

Two more bills I should have been tracking deal with firearms in the broader sense, but do not come under RCW 9.41, our state’s firearms code. HB 1270, by Rep. Harmsworth (R-43) encourages voluntary use of firearm locking devices by offering a tax saving. A similar law waiving the sales tax on gun safes was passed nearly 20 years ago. HB 1612, by Rep. Orwall (D-33) expands on the suicide prevention program initiated last year, and supported by gun rights organizations. Both bills are still alive.

Tonight is the first major cut-off day, when all bills must pass out of their policy committee. Those that are not moving forward are most likely dead for the session. That’s about 2/3 of them, good or bad. The “Bill Status” column below shows the current status for each bill we’re tracking. Basically, if it doesn’t have a position in Rules or a fiscal committee, it’s dead for the session.

Remember, nothing is really “dead” until the fat lady sings, on April 23rd. While rare, extraordinary action may be taken to revive a bill, or even file a new one.

The good news is that Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s flagship bills banning and/or registering so-called “assault weapons” all died in committee. They tried to salvage the registration bill in the House by watering it down, narrowing the definition of “assault weapon,” deleting magazines, eliminating the annual licensing, etc, but even that couldn’t get the required votes to get out. Stand by for an initiative. The House version of the safe storage bill DID pass, but in amended and watered down form. It’s still a bad bill, as well as totally unnecessary – current reckless endangerment law already covers the topic. Unfortunately almost all pro-gun bills died as well.

Bills that have a significant fiscal impact have an additional week to pass out of one of the fiscal committees. That cut-off is next Friday. Keep in mind this is the biennial budget year, and if they fail to pass a budget, we could be looking at one or more special sessions, as happened a couple of years ago.

The next critical cut-off is March 8th, when bills must pass out of their original chamber (House bills out of the House, Senate bills out of the Senate). If they don’t make the cut, they’re nominally dead. Most action will be on the chamber (House or Senate) floor, where bills will be debated and passed… or not. After March 8th, those bills that passed out of their original chamber will go through the same process – on the other side: committee hearing and possible action, fiscal committee action if required, then into the Rules committees while awaiting a full chamber (floor) vote.

All bills considered on the floor are subject to a roll call vote. Because of their numbers (98 members), the House does it by machine – a quick red-green machine vote, called the Christmas tree (probably the only politically correct Christmas tree in the capitol). The Senate, with only 49 members, does it the old fashioned way – a roll call voice vote.

(To give you an idea of the magnitude of a legislative session, nearly 2,300 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

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

SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Rules
SUPPORT

SHB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

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
Harmswqorth (R-44) H. Fis
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 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Rules
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) DIED
OPPOSE

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

HB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

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

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Rules
SUPPORT

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

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

SB 5000 Use of deadly force
McCoy (D-38) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban
Frockt (D-3) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of force
McCoy (D-38) S. W&M
OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools
O’Ban (R-28) DIED
SUPPORT

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) DIED
NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) DIED
OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) DIED
OPPOSE

SSB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights
Pedersen (D-43) DIED
NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) DIED
OPPOSE

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fis = Fiscal, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
No public hearings scheduled at this time, but in all likelihood HB 1270 will go to House Fiscal and HB 1612 to House Appropriations.

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 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.

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):

Monroe 18-19 February
Puyallup 25-26 March

“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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-6 Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-6
Legislative Update from Olympia – 10 February 2017

NEW BILL(S) FILED
DROPPING HB 1784/SB 52 56 FROM TRACKING
POSITION CHANGE ON SB 5441
NEED HELP ON HB 1933/SB 5506
PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF DATE NEXT FRIDAY, 17 FEB
ACTION ON BILLS

SB 5795, by Senator Chase (D-32), would mandate firearm owners have personal liability insurance to purchase or possess any firearm. No minimum coverage amount is specified, but you must show your policy to the FFL to purchase a firearm.

After a deeper evaluation of HB 1384/SB 5256, I am dropping them from the gun bill tracking list. As clarified, a “sexual assault protection order” is separate and distinct from a domestic violence protection order and is NOT to be used in lieu of a DV protection order. It does NOT automatically prohibit firearm possession.

After consulting with law enforcement professionals, I am changing the GOAL position on SB 5441 (involuntary freeze on firearm possession) from “OPPOSE” to “NEUTRAL.” The “consultees” are both rock solid pro-gun individuals with more than 60 years combined law enforcement experience, most of it on the street.

Washington gun owners need a push on HB 1933 and SB 5506. These bills would allow transfer of a firearm without I-594 background check at non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA dinners. HB 1933 has not been scheduled for a hearing in House Judiciary. SB 5506 was considered in a public hearing but no executive session (committee vote) has been scheduled. If no action is taken on these bills by next Friday (17 Feb), they are dead for the session. Please call or e-mail your Representatives and ask them to push HB 1933 in House Judiciary and your Senator to push SB 5506 in Senate Law & Justice.

Public hearings were conducted last week on HB 1100, HB 1501 and HB 1731. No executive action (committee vote on HB 1100 yet. Executive session (committee vote) on HBs 1501 and 1731 are scheduled for 16 Feb, along with HBs 1122, 1387, 1529 and SB s 5506 and 5552.the last day to get bills out of committee.

(After the hearings, and outside (state agency, other public agency, private citizen) input is heard, the committee staff prepares a “bill report” that describes the effect of the bill as submitted, a summary of public testimony, and includes any amendments to the bill offered by legislators. The bill next has to be scheduled for a vote (passage) in executive session, by the committee chair. Once a vote is taken – IF a vote is taken (not all bills heard get an up or down vote) — the bill dies in committee or moves on, either to the Rules committee awaiting a floor vote, or to a fiscal committee for their review.)

A public hearing is scheduled for SB 5441 in Senate Law & Justice on Thursday, 15 Feb at 1:30 p.m.

Next Friday is the original chamber policy committee cut-off day, meaning all House Bills that have not passed out of their original policy committee are (nominally) dead for the session, with the exception of bills with a fiscal impact – they have an extra seven days to pass out of one of the fiscal committees (Appropriations or Ways & Means). I threw the word “nominally” in there because a bill CAN be resurrected after missing a cut-off, but it’s extremely rare.

(Just for information, almost 2,200 bills have been filed so far in this session. As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)

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 S
hea (R-4) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

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 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 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D-34) H. HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Rules
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D-32) H. PubSaf
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. Jud.
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

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. L&J
OPPOSE

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

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R-18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D-) S. L&J
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. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) 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

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care, Aprop = Appropriations

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

15 Feb Senate Human Services
Senate Hearing Room “2”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
1:30 p.m. SB 5441

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 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.

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):
Monroe 18-19 February
Puyallup 25-26 March

“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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-5 Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 February 2017

GOAL Post 2017-5
Legislative Update from Olympia – 3 February 2017

NEW BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
ACTION ON BILL(S) – OR LACK THEREOF

A few new gun bills were introduced this week. HB 1592, by Rep. Klippert (R)8) waives the handgun delivery waiting period for active commissioned police officers as currently exists for CPL holders. Long overdue. HB 1900, by Rep. Griffey (R)35) authorizes issue of a special “NRA” license plate to help fund hunter education programs. HB 1933, by Rep. Rep. Walsh (R)19) waives the I-594 background check requirement for firearms transferred via a not-for-profit activity such a Friends of NRA or Ducks Unlimited.
(Note on HB 1900: The current listed position on HB 1900 is “neutral.” Not because I oppose funding hunter ed or have a problem with the NRA – I have been a life member of that organization for several decades – but that I believe we would be better served by a plate that recognizes the Second Amendment to the bill of Rights as broader and more inclusive. I would also add that we have two national gun rights organizations based right here in Washington – why single out just the NRA? Disclosure: I have worked for both SAF and CCRKBA, and I have been an NRA election volunteer coordinator and certified firearms safety instructor.)
Correction: HB 1100 (renewal notice for CPL) now sits in House Appropriations awaiting a determination of fiscal impact and a committee vote.
Public hearings were held on several bills last week. Of particular interest was the hearing in House Judiciary conducted on February 2nd. Historically, pro-gun individuals out number anti-gunners at these events. It appears the other side has noticed this and went out of their way to make a strong showing on Thursday. They wore orange and filled the room early, effectively hogging the camera coverage. We need to do better, gang. I was also told that there were a couple of buses, including one school bus, parked outside that may have carried these individuals to Olympia, also not a new tactic of the left. A similar incident occurred in Tallahassee, Florida, last week, when dozens of women wearing “Everytown for Gun Safety” orange t-shirts crammed a gun bill hearing. Funny thing, when the hearing ended, the women were seen turning their t-shirts over to a few League of Women Voters “volunteers.” “Everytown” is a Michael Bloomberg front group and LWV never met a gun control bill they did not support.
Public hearings are scheduled next week on HB 1100 (CPL renewal notice) and HB 1731 (exceptions to I-594). Details below.
HB 1384 (Sexual force protection order) was amended in committee to allow for a rehearing to end or limit the court order. It passed out of committee on a 12-1 vote and moves to House Rules, the “holding pattern” for a full floor vote. The bill is still offensive in that it puts the burden of proof on the accused to show he/she poses no threat.
SB 5260 (CPL renewal notice) passed out of Senate Law & Justice and now awaits a call to the Senate floor out of Rules.
Note that just as which bills are heard by a committee is solely at the discretion of the committee chair, so is the decision to call a bill up for a committee vote. With two weeks left until the first (policy committee) cut-off, most bills have not been scheduled for a hearing. We may see a last-week rush, we may not. This is where your contact with legislators is important – to push to hear a bill or block it – grassroots lobbying at its best.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D)22) H. Jud.
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 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D)19) H. Aprop
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D)32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

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 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 1384 Sexual force protection order
Goodman (D)45) H. Jud. O
PPOSE

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D)27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D)34) H.HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D)44) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D)23) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force
Ryu (D)32) H. PubSaf
OPPOSE

HB 1592 Deliver 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 (D27) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

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

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Walsh (R) H. Jud.
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. L&J
OPPOSE

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

SB 5256 Sexual force protection order
Fain (R)47) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R)18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D)19) S. Rules
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D)) S. L&J
OPPOSE

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. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D)43) S. L&J
SUPPORT

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

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care, Aprop = Appropriations

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

7 Feb House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1731

9 Feb House Appropriations
House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
3:30 p.m. HB 1100

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 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.
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 04-05 February
Monroe 18-19 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-4 Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-4
Legislative Update from Olympia – 27 January 2017

BEWARE HB 1384/SB 5256
HB 1100 PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
SEVERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

GOAL POST BACK TO NORMAL DISTRIBUTION
While I was working the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show in Las Vegas last week, then on my way to Jacksonville, FL, for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, they slipped one in on us. HB 1384, by Rep. Roger Goodman D-45) and SB 5256, by Sen. Joe Fain (R-47) carry the innocuous-sounding title “Sexual Force Restraining Order.” The law – and the order – already exist. What this bill does is allow extension of a maximum two year restraining order to a LIFETIME ORDER. In effect, this becomes a lifetime ban on the possession of firearms for anyone subject to such an order. In no way do we condone sexual force or violence, but we also recognize that such orders are frequently based on “he said, she said” so-called “evidence” and are frequently used to punish a partner in a divorce or separation proceeding.
HB 1100, mandating mailing of a renewal notice for CPLs, passed out of House Judiciary and sits in House Rules awaiting a pull to the floor.
HB 1384 was heard in House Judiciary last week, and is slated for a vote out of committee this coming Thursday. No action is slated in the Senate at this time. I urge you to contact your Representatives to warn them of the severe impact of the bills and ask them to note “no” if they have the opportunity.
More new gun bills filed. HB 1529 by Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-32) would limit law enforcement (and those citizens aiding law enforcement) use of force. HB 1725, by Rep. John Koster (R-44), exempts CPL holders from the background check requirements of I-594.HB 1739, by Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) allows certain exemptions to the firearms background check in certain cases, such as for pyrotechnic devices (flare guns), some loans, transfer within the family, etc.
SB 5441, by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-48) would place a six-month freeze on firearm possession for anyone detained for temporarily a period of mental health evaluation, even if no cause was found for the detention. SB 5444, by Sen. David Frockt (D-46) is the Senate counterpart to HB 1387, mandating registration and licensing for “assault weapon:” and “large capacity magazine” possession. SB 5363, by Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-1) is the counterpart to HB 1122, mandating “safe” storage of firearms, under potential felony penalty. This is basically the same bill they have been trying to pass since 1997. Finally, SB 5506, by Sen. Han\s Zeiger (R-25) would allow transfers of firearms at non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA gatherings. SB 5552, by Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43), is the counterpart to HB 1731 that makes certain exemptions to I-594. SB 5553, By Sen. Jaime Pedersen (D-43) allows a suicidal person to waive his or her right to possess a firearm for a minimum period of seven days, The waiver is voluntary, as is lifting the waiver. .
A dozen or so public hearings are scheduled next week. See schedule below. Note multiple bills of interest may be heard at one hearing. There’s a schedule conflict in the Senate. See note below.
Just FYI., my temporary travels are over – at least until the NRA convention at the end of April, by which time the regular session will be over. Let’s not talk about special sessions… yet. GP 2017-5 should come out next Friday evening.

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H. Jud.
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 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.
SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban
Peterson H. Jud.
OPPOSE

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 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 1384 Sexual force protection order
Goodman (D-45) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check
Jinkins (D-27) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Cody (D-34) H.HC
NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44) H. Jud.
OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) H. Jud.
REVIEW

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

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

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D27) H. Jud.
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. L&J
OPPOSE

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

SB 5256 Sexual force protection order
Fain (R-47) S. L&J
OPPOSE

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops
Rivers (R-18) S. HC
NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) S. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D-) S. L&J
OPPOSE

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. L&J
SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) S. L&J
SUPPORT

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

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf = House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, H. HC = House Health Care

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

31 Jan Senate Health Care
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5259

31 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10:00 a.m. SBs 5506, 5552, 5553
31 Jan House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

10:00 a.m. HB 1483
31 Jan House Public Safety
House Hearing Room “D”
John L. O’Brien Bldg

1:30 p.m. HB 1529
2 Feb House Health Care
House Hearing Room “A
John L. O’Brien Bldg

800 a.m. HB 1388
2 Feb Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg

10-00 a.m. SB 5073
2 Feb House Judiciary
House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg
1:30 p.m. HBs 1122, 1387, committee vote on HB 1384.

There appears to be a conflict in public hearings in the Senate on 31 January. Both Senate Law & Justice and Health Care are scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. in Senate hearing Room “4.” It’s the weekend, so I can’t deconflict. Yall be careful there, heah!

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 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.
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 04-05 February
Monroe 18-19 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2017-3 Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-3
Legislative Update from Olympia – 20 January 2017

FORMAT CHANGE
LEGISLATIVE WEB SITE
SESSION CUT-OFF CALENDAR ADOPTED
SEVERAL NEW GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING(S) HELD/SCHEDULED
ACTION ON BILLS

In response to a suggestion from a reader, I am changing the format slightly. Rather that list “Bill Status” and “GOAL Position on Bills” separately, I am placing the GOAL position immediately after the relevant bill status.Let’s see how this works for you.I do appreciate feedback from readers, although I reserve the right to act on suggestions.

The legislative web site offers a comprehensive variety of information about the legislature, bill information, procedures, various administrative details (e.g. visiting the legislature), etc.The GOAL Post is simply a summary of activity.If your interest in the workings of the legislature is deeper than that offered here, I would urge you to visit and explore the entire web site.”leg.wa.gov”

The following cut-off dates were adopted for bills under consideration in the 2017 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.

17 February Bills must pass out of policy committee
24 February Bills must pass out of chamber fiscal committee (only bills with major fiscal impact)
08 March Bills must pass out of house of origin (House bills out of House, Senate bills out of Senate)
29 March Bills must pass out of policy committee in second chamber
04 April Bills with major fiscal impact must pass out of second chamber fiscal committee
12 April 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.
23 April Sine die “close of regular legislative session.”

Several new gun bills were filed this week, as usual good and bad. HB 1380, by Rep. Shea (R-4), repeals I-594. HB 1381, by Rep. Blake (D-19), amends current CPL reciprocity law into one recognizing all licenses issued nationwide to anyone 18 and over. HB 1397, by Rep. Jinkins (D-27) is AG Ferguson’s “assault weapon & high capacity magazine” registration and licensing bill. HB 1388, by Rep. Cody (D-34), is a major health care rewrite, but adds shops that sell cannabis to those areas prohibited for firearm possession.HB 1483, by Rep. John Lovick (D-44), allows the state to destroy forfeited firearms. HB 1501, by Rep. Hansen (D-23), tracks denials of attempts to purchase firearms via an FFL, creates a data base of denials, and may allow referral for prosecution.SB 5216, by Sen. O’Ban (R-28) mandates availability of an elective firearms safety and/or hunter ed course in secondary schools.SB 5259, by Sen. Rivers (R-18), is the counterpart to HB 1388 that bans possession of firearms in shops that sell cannabis. SB 5268, by Sen. Takko (D-19), is the Senate version of the CPL renewal notice requirement.

A public hearing was conducted on HB 1100, the house version of the CPL renewal notice bill.The only person to testify was the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Blake (D-19). A committee vote may be taken in House Judiciary on Jan. 26th .

A public hearing is scheduled in Senate Law & Justice on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. on SB 5268, the Senate version of the bill to mandate a CPL renewal notice be mailed 90 days prior to expiration.

Public hearings on bills are conducted at the discretion of the relevant committee chair, as is scheduling for a vote out of committee.The committee chair is thus one of the most powerful people in the legislature, although there is provision to “relieve a committee of responsibility for a bill” to bring it straight to the House or Senate floor.This provision is rarely used.

I’ll be in Jacksonville, FL, next weekend for the annual meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association, so GOAL Post may be a little late coming out, … again. (Funny, how when you volunteer for positions without pay, how many people want to hire you. But volunteer work and grassroots lobbying is the lifeblood of the gun rights movement. It’s a vocation. Just an observation!)

BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. Jud. 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 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud. OPPOSE
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 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 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Cody (D-34)H.HC NEUTRAL
HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms Lovick (D-44)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms Hansen (D-23) unass. REVIEW

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. L&J OPPOSE
SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools O’Ban (R-28)S. K-12 SUPPORT
SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Rivers (R-18)S. HC NEUTRAL
SB 5268 CPL renewal notice Takko (D-19)S. L&J SUPPORT

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

24 Jan Senate Law & Justice
Senate Hearing Room “4”
John A. Cherberg Bldg
10:00 a.m. SB 5268

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 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.

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):
Monroe 21-22 January
Puyallup 04-05 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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