GOAL Post 2019-7, Legislative Update from Olympia 22 February 2019

GOAL Post 2019-7
Legislative Update from Olympia 22 February 2019


HB 2103, by Rep Matt Shea (R-4) effectively rolls back much of I-1639. The bill was filed just before cut-off, and barring extraordinary action, will go nowhere – this year. SB 5954, by Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-23), modifies bump-stock buyback procedures.

The week before the committee cut-offs and the final weeks of chamber floor votes are among the most hectic of the session. Hopefully I haven’t missed anything (I don’t think I have – as one of my drill instructors told me 55 years ago, to err is human, to forgive is divine, neither of which is Marine Corps policy!)

Today was the last day to pass bills out of their original policy committee. Theoretically, any bills left in committee are dead for the session. Theoretically. For the time being, I will carry those bills in their original committee in the Bill Status column. As this was the last week to pass bills out of their original policy committee, several; bills were voted on and passed out to their respective chamber Rules Committee. They have until March 3rd to pass the bills out of their original chamber – floor vote (House bills out of the House, Senate Bills out of the Senate). So most of the action next week will be on the House and Senate floors.

There are currently twenty bills awaiting a floor vote, 8 in the House and 12 in the Senate. That means about half of the gun bills filed are dying. It appears that the House Civil Rights & Judiciary and Senate Law & Justice Committee chair elected to split up the more controversial bills, with the House addressing magazine bans, delivery of a handgun for CPL holders and undetectable firearms. The Senate moved expanded protection orders, also undetectable firearms, more magazine bans, seizure of firearms in DV incidents, mandatory CPL training and expanded gun free zones. As or if these bills pass their chamber of origin, they move over to the other side for the same process – committee hearings, votes and eventually floor votes.

We still have time to stop bills in multiple locations – floor votes nest week, committee votes and floor votes through mid-April — provided enough gun owners get in touch with their legislators and scream loud enough. Again, we’re just under half way through the legislative session


SHB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP
Senn (D-41) H.Rules OPPOSE

HB 1022 Prohibiting handgun sale data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT

HB 1024 Prohibiting gun owner data base
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT

HB 1038 Authorizing armed school personnel
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT

SHB 1068 High capacity magazine ban
Valdez (D-46) H.Rules OPPOSE

HB 1073 Undetectable and/or untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1097 Repeals firearm confidentiality waivers
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT

HB 1098 Repeals penalties/unsafe storage of firearms
Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT

HB 1203 Reporting lost or stolen firearms
Doglio (D-22) H.CR&J OPPOSE

SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) H.Rules OPPOSE

HB 1286 Assault weapon ban
Peterson (D-21) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1315 CPL training requirement
Lovick (D-44) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1319 Open carry prohibited at public meetings
Wylie (D-49) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1346 Lead ammo ban for “youth”
Pollett (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1374 Repeals state preemption of gun laws
Macri (D-43) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1381 Use of UAVs to deliver contraband
Pellicciotti (D-30) H.Rules NEUTRAL

HB 1439 Permission to carry in a private residence
Doglio (D-22) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1464 WSP background checks for CPLs
Goodman (D-45) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1530 New/expanded gun free zones
Davis (D-32) H.CR&J OPPOSE

HB 1541 Expands list of probibited persons
Jinkins (D-27) H.CR&JH OPPOSE

HB 1649 Exempts CPL holders from b/g checks
Sutherland (R-39) H.CR&J SUPPORT

SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) H.RULES OPPOSE

HB 1763 Active shooters & armed school personnel
Young (R-26) H.CR&J SUPPORT

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

HB 1855 Intervention programs/juveniles in possession
Orwall (D-31) H.HS/EL NEUTRAL

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

HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks

HB 2103 Reversing much of I-1639

SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers

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

SB 5050 Body armor use in a crime
O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL

SSB 5061 Undetectable and untraceable firearms
Dhingra (D-45) S.Rules OPPOSE

SSB 5062 High capacity magazine ban
Kuderer D-48) S.Rules OPPOSE

SB 5072 Extreme risk protection orders
O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL

SB 5099 Target shooting on DNR land
Sheldon (D-35) S.RULES SUPPORT

SSB 5143 Seizing firearms/DV incidents
Dhingra (D-45) S.Rules OPPOSE

SB 5150 College safety/officers weapons
Wilson (R-17) S.Rules SUPPORT

SB 5172 Firearm training/gun bill sponsors
Fortunato (R-39) S.StGovSUPPORT

SSB 5174 Training for CPL issue
Palumbo (D-1) S.Rules OPPOSE

SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) S.W&M OPPOSE

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

SB 5340 Assault weapons ban
Kuderer (D-48) S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5434 New/expanded gun free zones
Wilson (D-30) S.RULES OPPOSE

SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) S.RULES OPPOSE

SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives

SB 5954 Bump stock buyback
Rolfes (D-23) S. RULES OPPOSE

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).

No public hearings scheduled
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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 24/7 , to any citizen.

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