GOAL Post 2017-2 Legislative Update from Olympia – 13 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-2
Legislative Update from Olympia – 13 January 2017

GUN RIGHTS RALLY
NO CUT-OFF CALENDAR YET
GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED
GOAL POST LATE NEXT WEEK

A gun rights rally was conducted by the Gun Rights Coalition on the Capitol Campus this morning, with more than 100 activists braving frigid weather to attend. That appears to be a far better turnout that the group that attended the Attorney General’s gun control event a while back. But that’s no surprise “once you light a fire under gun owners” usually by threatening them with draconian legislation, they rise up and let their voices be heard.

Representatives of both political parties attended and spoke to the crowd, with Rep. Matt Shea (R-4) telling the audience he would file a bill to reverse the effect of I-594, the universal background check initiative passed two years ago.Two years must elapse before the legislature can amend an initiative.

“Cut-off dates” are those dates established at the beginning of a session by which bills must clear certain hurdles.As a general rule, bills that do not pass that particular gate are considered dead for the session, although exceptions can be made.At this point the 2017 Regular Session cut-off dates have not been adopted.

SB 5050, by Sen. David Frockt (D-46) is Attorney General Ferguson’s bill banning the possession and sale of so-called “assault weapons.”SB 5073 by Sen. John McCoy (D-38) implements recommendations from a joint legislative task force regarding the use of force by police officers. HB 1100, by Rep. Brian Blake (D-19) requires the Department of Licensing to mail a renewal notice to concealed pistol license holders 90 days before the date of expiration. HB 1122, by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-22) provides up to felony penalties for failure to secure firearms and introduces the new term “community endangerment.”HB 1134, by Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21) is the House counterpart to SB 5050, the Attorney General’s assault weapon ban bill. HB 1181, by Rep. Brian Blake (D-19) would prohibit the Department of Licensing from retaining records of handguns purchased at retail or reported to the state by Federal Firearms Licensees. HB 1190, by Rep. Matt Shea (R-4) is essentially a simpler and more straightforward version of HB 1181.

HB 1100, requiring the Department of Licensing to mail renewal notices to CPL holders 90 days prior to expiration will be discussed in a public hearing in House Judiciary at 10:00 a.m. on 17 January.

Next week’s edition of the GOAL Post will likely come out on Saturday or Sunday evening as I will be working the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades) show in Las Vegas next week.

BILL STATUS:

HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. Jud.
HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency Shea (R-4)H. Jud.
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry Shea (R-4)H. Jud.
HB 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Jud.
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud.
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud.
HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Blake (D-19)H. Jud.
HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)H. Jud.
SB 5000 Use of deadly force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J
SB 5050 Assault weapon ban Frockt (D-3)S. L&J
SB 5073 Use of force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J

H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS

HB 1000 OPPOSE
HB 1004 SUPPORT
HB 1015 SUPPORT
HB 1100 SUPPORT
HB 1122 OPPOSE
HB 1134 OPPOSE
HB 1181 SUPPORT
HB 1190 SUPPORT
SB 5000 OPPOSE
SB 5050 OPPOSE
SB 5073 OPPOSE

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

17 Jan House Judiciary House hearing Rm “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg
10:00 a.m. HB 1100

At this point, most of the Senate Law & Justice committee meetings are marked “bills to be determined,” so I can’t forecast any gun bill hearings 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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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”.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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GOAL Post 2017-1 Legislative Update from Olympia – 6 January 2017

GOAL Post 2017-1
Legislative Update from Olympia – 6 January 2017

PALACE INTRIGUE IN OLYMPIA
LEGISLATURE CONVENES MONDAY, 9 JANUARY
SPLIT CONTROL CONTINUES
LEGISLATIVE TUTORIAL
LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR
PRE-FILED FIREARMS BILLS
LEGISLATOR DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION
HOW TO TESTIFY AT A PUBLIC HEARING

Senator Pam Roach (R), who has represented the 31st District for more than 20 years, was elected to the Pierce County Council in November.She cannot hold two elected positions so she must resign from the Senate, halfway through her current term.Typically, up to three replacements are nominated by the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) of the district, then one is appointed by the county council.

Because the 31^st District is split between King and Pierce Counties, BOTH county councils get to choose.The PCO’s made three nominations”, #1 recently re-elected Representative Phil Fortunato (R), #2 David Patrick and #3 Cheryl Marshall.Both Patrick and Marshall reportedly support Fortunato. The Pierce County Council is ready to move, but the King County Council has refused to act.Why?Because the state Senate is now split 24-24, and any tie vote would go to newly-elected Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib (D).

The Democrats did this once before for a House appointment in 2014, and withheld approval for 60 days. As with the temper tantrum Hillary supporters have been throwing since election day, if Republicans had done this, they’d be condemned far and wide.But this is business-as-usual for the D side.More as the legislature convenes next week.

The 65th Washington state legislature convenes Monday, January 9th for its long (105 day) session.The principal focus of the long legislative session is supposed to be the biennial budget, but rest assured several other topics, including firearms, will receive attention.

Control of the legislature remains split, with Democrats in charge of the House (50 Democrats to 48 Republicans), and Republicans continuing the Majority Coalition in the Senate, with 25 Majority Coalition members (24 Republicans and one Democrat) versus 24 Democrats. We can also count on a handful of pro-gun House Democrats siding with gun owners on legislation of interest.

For those new to legislative affairs, here’s how the process works:When a bill is filed in the House or Senate (or both, simultaneously, called “companion bills”) it is assigned to a policy committee.Most gun-related bills go to the Senate Law & Justice Committee in the Senate.In the House it’s a little more complicated, as it may be sent to House Judiciary or House Public Safety (most will go to Judiciary). Public hearings may be held, after which the bill may (or may not) be voted out of committee.If the bill has a fiscal impact (usually an expenditure of more than $50,000), it must then go to Senate Ways & Means or one of a couple of House fiscal committees.The bill then goes to the Senate or House Rules Committee, where it must be voted on to pass out to the floor for a full vote.

After a bill passes the Senate or House, it then goes over to the opposite chamber (House or Senate), where the whole process starts over again.If the bill passes the second chamber in the same form it passed the first, it goes to the governor for signature (or veto or partial veto).If changes are made in the second chamber, it goes back to the first for concurrence. It may also go to a conference committee from both chambers to resolve differences.The final version must pass both chambers.

The bill then goes to the Governor, who may sign it into law, veto (kill) the bill, or sign a partial veto (killing just selected section(s) of the bill). The governor may also allow a bill to become law without his signature.Most signed bills take effect on 1 July, although bills with an “emergency clause” (considered immediately necessary for public safety) take effect upon signature by the governor.

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 2015 session in the next issue of GOAL Post.

Bills from the last session are dead.New bills must be filed for consideration by the 65th Legislature, with new bill numbers.Most of the bills covered in GOAL Post impact either RCW 9.41 (state firearms code) or RCW 9a.16 (use of force). At this point, three gun related bills have been pre-filed:HB 1000, by Rep. Doglio (D-22) amending use of force, HB 1015 by Rep. Shea (R-4) opening areas to licensed concealed carry, and SB 5000, by Sen. McCoy (D-38) also addressing the use of force.Bills have not yet been assigned to a policy committee.The Attorney General’s new proposed “assault weapon” ban has not been filed at this time.

The Legislature has not yet published new telephone and office directories because legislators are not sworn in until Monday, 9 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/

Legislative e-mail addresses will be available at
http://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/Default.aspx

The link contains a quick tutorial on providing testimony at public hearings on bills under consideration.I would urge you to read it and consider visiting Olympia to let YOUR voice be heard.http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx

BILL STATUS:
HB 1000 Use of deadly forceDoglio (D-22)Pre-file
HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carryShea (R-4)Pre-file
SB 5000 Use of deadly forceMcCoy (D-38)Pre-fi;le

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS
HB 1000 UNDER REVIEW
HB 1015 SUPPORT
SB 5000 UNDER REVIEW

HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

None scheduled

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”.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 07-08 January
Monroe 21-22 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

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GOAL Post 2016-9 Legislative Update from Olympia – 4 March 2016

GOAL Post 2016-9

Legislative Update from Olympia 4 March 2016

SECOND CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES

ONE WEEK LEFT IN SESSION

SPECIAL SESSION POSSIBILITY

Today was (theoretically) the last day to pass bills out of their second chamber (House bills out of the Senate, Senate bills out of the House). HB 1713 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the Senate. HB 2410 passed by Senate, sent to the governor. HB 2793 was amended and passed by the Senate, so it has to go back to the House for them to concur in the amendment. HB 2908 was also amended and passed by Senate, so it, too, goes back to House for concurrence. SB 6165 was amended in the House and passed, so it heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote. SB 6267 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the House.

The 2016 regular session comes to an end next Thursday, March 10^th . The bills that were sent back for concurrence must be voted on by the Senate or House before being sent to the governor. Bills can still die as the clock runs out.

The principal focus of the second (short) session of the biennium is passage of the supplemental budget. If that fails to pass in the coming week, a special session will be called.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
3SHB 1713
NEUTRAL
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Died S. Rules
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed Senate to Governor
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed Senate to House for Concur
HB 2908
NEUTRAL
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed Senate to House for Concur
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed
House to Senate for Concur
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Died S. Rules

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:

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 19-20 March

Monroe 2-3 April

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 2016-8 Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-8

Legislative Update from Olympia 26 February 2016

SECOND CHAMBER POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF

ALL BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION SURVIVE

GOAL POSITION ON HB 2908 CHANGES FROM OPPOSE TO NEUTRAL

TWO CUT-OFF DATES NEXT WEEK

TWO WEEKS LEFT IN SESSION

The second chamber (House bills in the Senate, Senate bill sin the House) policy committee cut-off was today. All of the firearm-related bills we are tracking passed their respective committee.

HBs 1713 and 2793 passed out of Senate Human Services and were sent to Senate Ways & Means for approval of funding. HBs 2410 and 2908 passed out of Senate Law & Justice and sent to Senate Rules for a floor vote. HB 2908 was amended to add pro-law enforcement organizations to the working group making recommendations on law enforcement use of deadly force. SB 6165 was amended in committee to clarify the language that assembling your own short-barreled rifle from separately purchased components is legal – provided you are using a legally registered (under the National Firearms Act) SBR receiver. Good clarification. SB 6267 passed to House Rules.

HB 2908 was amended in the Senate Law & Justice Committee today. Our position has changed from “oppose” to “neutral” now that rank-and-file law enforcement officers will be given a voice in the working group. The recommendations of this working group could ultimately lead the legislature to change the rules regarding the use of lethal force by all citizens of Washington.

Monday, 29 February is the second chamber fiscal committee cut-off. HBs 1713 and 2793 must pass Ways & Means Monday or die for the session. Friday, 4 March is the last day for bills to pass out of the second chamber, with the exception of those bills amended in the second chamber which must go back to the first chamber for a concurrence vote.

Two weeks remain in the 2016 regular legislative session. The session must end by midnight on Wednesday, 10 March.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
3SHB 1713
NEUTRAL
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed S. Hum Ser to S. W&M
SHB 2410
SUPPORT
Firearm Felony Registry Hayes
(R-10)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
HB 2793
SUPPORT
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Orwall
(D-33)
Passed S. Hum Serv to S. W&M
HB 2908
NEUTRAL
Use of Force by Peace Officers, Those Assisting
Ryu
(D-32)
Passed S. L&J to S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed
H. Jud. to H. Rules
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed H. Jud. to H. Rules

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:

3SHB 1713 (Poss)
29 February
NEUTRAL
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
HB 2793 (Poss)
29
February
SUPPORT
S. W&M
1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg
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.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 19-20 March

Monroe 2-3 April

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 2016-7 Legislative Update from Olympia – 19 February 2016

GOAL Post 2016-7

Legislative Update from Olympia 19 February 2016

CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES

BILLS MOVE, BILLS DIE

THREE WEEKS LEFT IN SESSION

SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT FRIDAY

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED – (Initial hearing schedule updated per addendum – ed.)

Bills that had not passed out of their original chamber (House bills out of the House, Senate bills out of the Senate) died Wednesday evening. Now the focus flips: Senate bills in the House, House bills in the Senate.

Only six firearm-related bills remain in play during the 2016 session. SB 6165, by Sen. Takko (D-19) passed the Senate and is now in House Judiciary. SB 6267, by Sen. Schoesler (R-9) passed the Senate and is now in House Judiciary. HB 1713, by Rep. Cody (D-34) passed the House and is now in Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing. SHB 2410, by Rep. Hayes (R-10) passed the House and is now in Senate Law & Justice. HB 2793, by Rep. Orwall (D-33) passed the House and is now in Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing. Finally, HB 2908, by Rep. Ryu (D-32) passed the House and is now in Senate Law & Justice.

Three weeks remain in the 2016 regular legislative session. The train is speeding up. Next Friday, 26 February, is the second chamber policy committee cut-off. Again, bills that do not pass out of their policy committee by that date are dead for the session.

A public hearing will be conducted on HB 1713 In Senate Human Services, Mental Health and Housing committee on Monday, 22 February at 10: 00 a. m. A hearing will be conducted on HB 2908 in Senate Law & Justice at 8: 00 a. m. on the 23rd . A public hearing on SB 6267 is scheduled in House Judiciary at 10: 00 a. m., 23 February. A public hearing will be held on HB 2793 in Senate Human Services on 25 February at 10: 00 a. m. At this time no other bills are scheduled for public hearing, but that is subject to change.

2016 Legislative Session

Bill #
Position
Subject Prime Sponsor Status
SHB 1713
Neutral
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) Passed to
H. Rules
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)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5500
SUPPORT
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5539
SUPPORT
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SSB 5579
SUPPORT
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks Dammeier (R-25) Died
S. Rules
SB 5615
SUPPORT
Exempts military members from b/g checks Benton
(R-17)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5658
NEUTRAL
Reporting of mental health commitment Dansel
(R-7)
Died
S. Rules
SB 5831
SUPPORT
Restoration of firearm rights Honeyford (R-15) Died
S. Rules
SB 6015
SUPPORT
NRA license plate Roach
(R-31)
Died
S. Rules
SB 6158
SUPPORT
Transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raisers. Dammeier (R-25) Died
S. Rules
SB 6165
SUPPORT
Short Barrel Rifles
Takko
(D-19)
Passed Senate;
H. Jud.
SB 6267
SUPPORT
CPL Expiration Notice
Schoesler
(R-9)
Passed Senate;
H. Jud.

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 1713
22 February
NEUTRAL
S. Hum Ser
10:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
HB 2908
23 February
OPPOSE
S. L & J
8:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
Office Bldg
SB 6165
23 February
SUPPORT
H. Jud.
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
SB 6267
23 February
SUPPORT
H. Jud.
10:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A John L. O’Brien Office Bldg
HB 2793
25 February
SUPPORT
S. Hum Ser
10:00 a.m.
Hearing Room 1 John A. Cherberg
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.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup 20-21 February

Puyallup 19-20 March

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 2016-6 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.

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“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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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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