Legislative Update from Olympia 12 January 2018
GUN RIGHTS RALLY
NEW GUN BILLS FILED
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED
Somewhere between 125-150 gun rights supporters showed up at the rally
conducted on the Capitol Campus earlier today.Several legislators spoke
to the crowd, including Representatives Matt Shea (R-4), Brian Blake
(D-19), Vicki Kraft (R-17), Morgan Irwin (R-31) and Senator Phil
Fortunato (R-31).After the formal presentations ended, individual
participants visited their legislators’ offices.A big thank you to the
legislators who spoke and to all who made the trek to Olympia to show
The following cut-off dates are proposed for bills under consideration
in the 2018 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.
2 February Bills must pass out of policy committee
5 February Bills must pass out of chamber fiscal committee (only bills
with major fiscal impact)
14 February Bills must pass out of house of origin (House bills out of
House, Senate bills out of Senate)
23 February Bills must pass out of policy committee in second chamber
26 February Bills with major fiscal impact must pass out of second
chamber fiscal committee
2 March 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
8 March Sine die – close of regular legislative session.
HB 2363, by Rep. Pellicciotti (D-30), makes any attempt to use a drone
to deliver a deadly weapon to an incarcerated individual a Class C
felony.SB 6146, by Sen. Saldada (D-37), repeals RCW 9.41.290, our state
preemption law, that prohibits local government from passing its own gun
laws.I believe Washington was first in the nation with this, 35 years
ago.42 states now have preemption laws. If this passes, every county,
city and town can pass their own gun control laws, a patchwork quilt of
laws that will trip up gun owners traveling across the state.SB 6247, by
Sen. Dhingra (D-45), prohibits firearm possession by individuals with a
history of violence who are not deemed competent to stand trial.
The Senate Law & Justice Committee will conduct public hearings on SBs
5992 (trigger devices), 6049 (magazine restrictions), 5444 (modern
sporting rifle registration), 5463 (safe storage) and 6146 (preemption
repeal) on 15 January at 10 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 4, John A.
Cherberg Building.That is the only public hearing on gun bills scheduled
this week.A strong turnout would help.
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
HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Rules OPPOSE
HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson (D-21)H. Jud. OPPOSE
HB 1174 Firearm safety education in schools Muri (R-28)H. Edu SUPPORT
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 Harmsworth (R-44) H.
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 1529 Use of force Ryu (D-32)H.Pub.Saf. 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 (D27)H. Rules 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
HB 2293 Bans firearms in daycare facilities (exception) Kagi (D-32)H.
HB 2306 Allows licensed veterans to carry at Comm Coll Van Werven (R-)H.
HB 2329 Strengthens law making CPL data private Walsh (R-19)H. Jud SUPPORT
HB 2363 Drone delivery of firearms to offenders Pellicciotti (D-30)H.
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. W&M OPPOSE
SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools O’Ban (R-28)S. K-12 SUPPORT
SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession Kuderer (D-)S.HumSer 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.
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
SB 5992 Bans certain “trigger devices” Van De Wege (D-24)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 6049 Bans “high capacity” magazines Frockt (D-3) S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 6146 Repeals state preemption of gun laws Saldana (D-37)S. L&J OPPOSE
SB 6297 Firearm possession with history of violence Dhingra (D-45)S.
HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill.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).
15 JanSenate JudiciaryHearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Bldg.
10:00 a.m.SBs 5992, 6049, 5444, 5463 and 6146
(18 JanHouse JudiciaryHearing Room A, John L. O’Brien Bldg)
(1:30 p.m.HB 1122 Executive session only)
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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!!!
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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