GOAL Post 2019-9, Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019

GOAL Post 2019-9
Legislative Update from Olympia 8 March 2019


The chamber cut-off is in five days. Bills that do not pass out of their chamber of origin by 5 p.m. are considered dead. (Always subject to extraordinary action.) Of the nearly 50 gun-related bills filed since the session began on 14 January, more than half have died. There are still just over seven weeks remaining for the 2019 regular legislative session.

Both Governor Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson came out this week warning both county sheriffs and federal firearms licensees to either “enforce I-1639 or face legal jeopardy.” They’re threatening to sic the State Patrol on violators. The initiative is still tied up in federal court. You can read the entire article here: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/inslee-ferguson-warn-gun-dealers-to-comply-with-new-firearms-law-or-face-legal-jeopardy/

Several bills have already passed out of their original chamber and gone over to the other side (House bills to the Senate, Senate bills to the House), where the committee hearing process begins again. Bills that have passed include HBs 1225 (firearms/domestic violence), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 1786 (seizure of firearms/protective orders), 1934 (military CPL renewal via mail), 1949 (firearm background checks) and SBs (extreme risk protection orders under 18), 5508 (WSP background check for CPLs), 5782 (spring blade knives) and 5954 (bump stock buyback funding). I suspect votes on some of the more controversial bills (SSB 5174, HB 1465) are being held off to the Wednesday deadline. The fact that they passed out of one chamber is no guarantee that they will pass out of the second, but the bills that have passed or will pass have cleared a major hurdle.

Most of the anti-gun bills passed on a straight party line vote, Democrats in favor, Republicans opposed.

SB 5954, funding for the bump stock buyback, passed the Senate and was sent to the House Appropriations Committee where it was immediately pulled to Rules for a House floor vote. I’m sure there have been a few bills that moved this quickly before, but this is the first gun bill that I have seen move that fast. The state had no business banning bump stocks, but at least owners will not get stiffed without SOME compensation.

No public hearings have been scheduled at this time for bills that have passed their original chamber, except the SB 5954 exception noted above.

I’ve cleared the Bill Status list of those bills that have died. At least a few more will die at next Wednesday’s chamber cut-off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks

SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers
Van De Wege S.Rules SUPPORT

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives

SB 5954 Bump stock buyback

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 for next week at this time.

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).

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.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to “[email protected] “. Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights. Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s). PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “[email protected]” or by telephone at (425) 985-4867. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at “[email protected]” with the words “Unsubscribe GOAL Post” in the subject line. I will remove your name immediately. Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists. If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list’s admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup 30-31 March
Monroe 6-7 April

“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 2019 Gun Owners Action League of WA

This entry was posted in Legislative Update. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.