GOAL February 2017 Update

GOAL Post2017-6

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 scheduledfor 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 fioscal 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 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 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 (D27)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 forceMcCoy (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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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.

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at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe18-19 February

Puyallup25-26 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

UPDATE: 2/17/2017  HB 1387 died in committee yesterday.  The Senate counterpart, SB 5444,
never got a hearing.  Both are technically dead for the session.

Recognize that under “extraordinary circumstances” a bill that failed to
make a cut-off date MAY be revived.  This is very rare. But let an
incident occur such as what happened in Orlando last year occur, all
bets are off.