GOAL Post 2019-15, Legislative Update from Olympia 19 April 2019

GOAL Post                                                                      2019-15

Legislative Update from Olympia                                        19 April 2019











A pro-gun “Rally for your Rights” will be held on the Capitol Campus on Saturday, 27 March at 12 noon.  A little late in the session, but still an opportunity to show your support.  It IS on a Saturday.  Try to make it and show them the gun lobby is not a paper tiger..

Several bills passed by the end of the second chamber cut-off on Wednesday evening.

House Bills 1465 (handgun delivery), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 1786 (firearms/protective orders) and 1934 (military online/mail CPL renewal) all passed out of the Senate.  HB 1934 was rushed off to Governor Inslee for his signature.  The remainder await a concurrence vote or conference committee action because they were amended in the second chamber.  It’s not over yet!

Senate Bill 5782 (assisted-opening knives) died on the House floor without a vote.  What a surprise!

The Senate has concurred in House amendments to HBs 5027 (Extreme risk protection orders, under 18), 5181 (firearms/mental health) and 5205 (firearms/incompetence for trial).  All three are on their way to the governor.

There is one week left for the House and Senate to review difference between passed versions of the bills and kick them to the governor – or they die for the session.  That doesn’t mean they won’t be back next year… or in a week or two in a special session.  The regular legislative session ends at midnight on Sunday, 28 April.

It appears the Democrats who control the House and the Democrats who control the Senate can’t agree on how much to raise taxes for the biennium.  This means it is likely we will enter one or more 30-day special sessions until they get it sorted out.  Apparently there is no honor among thieves.  As the saying goes, neither you life nor your wallet are safe as long as the legislature is in session.

An individual with what appears to be a fictitious name, “Yati Arguna,” has sent a Public Records Act request to the State Patrol asking for the names and addresses of everyone who turned in a bump stock for cash compensation.  That’s about 1,000 individuals.  Unless a judge blocks the release (reasonable as a public safety measure), state law requires the names be released.  Who is behind this and where or how the information will be used remains to be seen.  Should one assume that anyone who turned in a bump stock has a Modern Sporting Rifle in their home?

I will likely hold off on posting next week’s GOAL Post until Sunday night (when I’ll be flying back from the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis) or Monday, when we know for sure what passed and what died.  Recognize that in the event of a special session ALL BILLS from the previous regular session come alive again and may be considered, voted on, and passed.

The week after I’m off for Europe – allegedly.  I’ll be flying on an airline family pass, so it’s “space available” and any movement will depend on empty seats available AND my (very low) seniority number.  I sent my wife to visit family ten days ago, and now I have to go bring her back.  This living alone (not entirely alone, I have a Lab, but she doesn’t talk) isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when you’ve had a wife to spoil you for 50+ years now!

Should a special session be called, it is my intention to continue GOAL Post… all dependent on information being available to me wherever I am.  Historically they don’t use special sessions to drag back gun bills, so unless there’s a major gun incident, we should be safe.  Operative word “should.”




SHB 1225    Firearms/domestic violence                        Jinkins (D-27)  S. PASSED OPPOSE

HB 1465     Repeal delivery handgun with CPL            Goodman (D-45)  S. PASSED  OPPOSE

SHB 1739     Undetectable/untraceable firearms             Valdez (D-43)  S. PASSED OPPOSE

HB 1786     Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders         Jinkins (D-27)  S. PASSED  OPPOSE

HB 1934     CPL renewal online/mail military members Caldier (R-25)  S. PASSED  SUPPORT

HB 1949     Single POC for firearm b/g checks              Hansen (D-23)  TO GOV.  NEUTRAL


SSB 5027  Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18   Frockt (D-46)  TO GOV.  OPPOSE

SB 5181    Firearm possession/mental health                    Kuderer (D-48)  TO GOV.  OPPOSE

SB 5205    Firearm possession/incompetent for trial         Dhingra (D-45)  TO GOV.  OPPOSE

SB 5508     WSP background check for CPLs               Fortunato (R-31)  H. PASSED  OPPOSE

SB  5782     Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives   Zeiger (R-25)  DIED  SUPPORT

SB 5954     Bump stock buyback                             Rolfes (D-23)   GOV. SIGNED  NEUTRAL

HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill.  L&J = Law & Justice     , CR&J = Civil Rights and 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).




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).  Scheduled/available videos are listed at the bottom of the page for each bill.

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 24/7 , to any citizen.

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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Puyallup                   27-28 April

Puyallup/Pavilion       1-2 June

“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


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