GOAL Post 2018-2, Legislative Update from Olympia 12 January 2018

GOAL Post 2018-2
Legislative Update from Olympia 12 January 2018


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 flag..

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
6 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 initiatives.
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.


HB 1000
Use of deadly force
Doglio (D-22) H.PubSaf

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

HB 1134
Assault weapon ban
Peterson (D-21) H. Jud.

HB 1174
Firearm safety education in schools
Muri (R-28) H. Edu

HB 1181
Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.

HB 1190
Prohibiting handgun sales registry
Taylor (R-15) H. Jud.

HB 1270
Encouraging voluntary use of locking devices
Harmsworth (R-44) H. Fin.

HB 1380
Repeals I-594
Shea (R-4) H. Jud.

HB 1381
Universal recognition of all state CPLs
Blake (D-19) H. Jud.

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

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

HB 1529
Use of force
Ryu (D-32) H.Pub.Saf.

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

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

HB 1731
Certain exemptions to I-594
Jinkins (D-27) H. Rules

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

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

HB 2293
Bans firearms in daycare facilities (exception)
Kagi (D-32) H. Jud

HB 2306
Allows licensed veterans to carry at Comm Coll
Van Werven (R) H. Jud.

HB 2329
Strengthens law making CPL data private
Walsh (R-19) H. Jud

HB 2363
Drone delivery of firearms to offenders
Pellicciotti (D-30) H. PubSaf

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. W&M

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

SB 5441
Involuntary freeze on firearm possession
Kuderer (D) S.HumSer

SB 5444
Background check for “assault weapons”
Frockt (D-46) S. L&J

SB 5463
Mandatory safe storage of firearms
Palumbo (D) S. L&J

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

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

SB 5795
Mandatory firearm liability insurance
Chase (D-32) S. L&J

SB 5992
Bans certain “trigger devices”
Van De Wege (D-24) S. L&J

SB 6049
Bans “high capacity” magazines
Frockt (D-3) S. L&J

SB 6146
Repeals state preemption of gun laws
Saldana (D-37) S. L&J

SB 6297
Firearm possession with history of violence
Dhingra (D-45) S. L&J

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 Jan
Senate Judiciary
Hearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Bldg.
10:00 a.m. SBs 5992, 6049, 5444, 5463 and 6146

(18 Jan
House Judiciary
Hearing Room A, John L. O’Brien Bldg)
(1:30 p.m. HB 1122 Executive session only)

Contact information for your Representatives may be found at http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder or at http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx. 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.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Monroe 13-14 January
Puyallup 20-21 January

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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

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