GOAL Post 2020-3, Legislative Update from Olympia  17 January 2020

GOAL Post 2020-3
Legislative Update from Olympia                                            17 January 2020



I was very pleased to see the turn-out at the rally in Olympia last Friday. But Monday’s turn-out in Richmond, Virginia set a record for public, overt, armed support of the Second Amendment.  VirginiaState Police say more than 22,000 participants showed up, many of them from other heavily-populated eastern seaboard state.  While no one inside the fenced “secure” area was armed, thousand of citizens on the public areas outside were, with everything from concealed carry handguns to every kind of “assault weapon” available – including one guy with a .50 caliber “sniper rifle.”  In reaction, the Virginia legislature the next day passed a “red flag” protective order bill out of committee and they are planning to repeal The Old Dominion state’s CPL reciprocity law.  The main point is that despite the hysteria generated by Governor “wet panties” Northam and the media, not a shot was fired.  One arrest – of a woman violating the “no masks” order, probably Miss Antifa.

I mentioned previously that bills that did not pass out of the legislature during last year’s session were still available for action.  Well, on Tuesday the House Rules Committee pulled HB 1010 (Senn D-41, WSP destruction of seized/forfeited firearms) and sent it to the House floor for a vote.  Yesterday, the House passed it on a pretty much straight party-line vote.  That side-steps half of the process in getting a bill passed.  It now goes to Senate Law & Justice for their action.  Keep in mind there are more than a dozen other “last year’s” bills they could do this with, avoiding public hearings until they get to the other side.  It’s basically a fast-track for bills, good or bad.  Don’t count on good (pro-gun) bills being fast-tracked!.

A few new gun bills were filed this week.  Again in interests of keeping list congestion down, I’m only tracking those bills that are being acted on this session.

Now that several gun bills have had public hearings, committees are beginning to take votes on them in executive sessions.  Four gun-related bills passed out of Senate Law & Justice:  6077 (hi-cap magazine ban), 6288 (violence prevention office), 6294 (CPL training mandate) and 6406 (firearm theft).  SB 6288 (Office of gun violence prevention) was sent to Ways & Means to identify funding sources.  6077, 6294 and 6406 were sent to Senate Rules awaiting a floor vote of the full Senage.

Gun bills have been the focus of legislative activity last week, but despair not – a few more will be heard this week!  House Civil Rights & Judiciary will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, 29 January on House Bills 2305 (Doglio D-22, expands prohibition on possessing firearms for subjects of restraining orders), 2622 (Kilduff D-28, failure to surrender weapons after receipt of a restraining/protection order), and 2623 (Walen D-48, added firearm prohibitions for persons convicted of certain offenses, apparently dealing with animal cruelty).


HB 1010    WSP destruction of firearms,   Senn (D-41),  S. L&J,   OPPOSE
HB 1365    CPL training requirement,   Tharinger (D-24),  H. CR&J,  OPPOSE
HB 1374    Repeals state preemption of gun laws,   Macri (D-43),  H. CR&J,  OPPOSE
HB 1068    Magazine restrictions,   Valdez (D-43),  H. CR&J,   OPPOSE
HB 1671    Confiscation of firearms,   Dolan (D-22),  H. CR&J,  NEUTRAL
HB 2196    Raise standard for issue of a “red flag” order,   Walsh (R-19),  HG. CR&J,   SUPPORT
HB 2202    Exempts law enforcement from a/w training ,   Klippert (R-8),  H.PubSaf,   OPPOSE
HB 2240    Bans high capacity magazines,   Valdez (D-43),   H. CR&J,  OPPOSE
HB 2241    Bans assault weapons and magazines,   Peterson (D-21),  H. CR&J,  OPPOSE
HB 2305    Expands firearm prohibition re: protection orders,   Doglio (D-22),  H. CR&J,   OPPOSE
HB 2467    Centralized firearm background checks,   Hansen (D-23),  H. CR&J,   NEUTRAL
HB 2519    Ammunition background checks ,   Walen (D-48),  H. CR&J,    OPPOSE
HB 2555    Background checks for “other” firearms,   Goodman (D-45),  H. CR&J,   OPPOSE
HB 2622    Court order non-compliance, firearm surrender,   Kilduff (D-28),  H. CR&J,  OPPOSE
HB 2623    Firearm prohibition, certain offenses,   Walen (D-48),  H. CR&J,   OPPOSE
HB 2820    Firearms forfeiture/DV court order (correction),   KLippert (R-8),  H. CR&J,   NEUTRAL

SB 5434    Expands gun free zones to parks and day cares,   Wilson, C (D-30),  S. L&J,   OPPOSE
SB 6076    Bans assault weapons and hi cap magazines,   Kuderer (D-48),  S. L&J,   OPPOSE
SB 6077    Bans high capacity magazines,   Kuderer (D-48),  S. Rules,   OPPOSE
SB 6161    Excise tax on ammunition,   Dhingra (D-45),  S. L&J,   OPPOSE
SB 6163    Unlawful possession BEFORE conviction,   hingra (D-45),  S. L&J,   OPPOSE
SB 6288    Office of firearm violence prevention,   Dhingra (D-45),  S. W&M,   OPPOSE
SB 6294    CPL training requirement,   Saloman (D-32),  S. Rules,   OPPOSE
SB 6347    CPL validity seven years with training,   Wagoner (R-39),  S. L&J,   SUPPORT
SB 6402    Use of a stolen firearm,   Rivers (R-18),  S. L&J,   SUPPORT
SB 6406    Concerning firearms,   Wilson, L (R-17),  S. Rules,   SUPPORT
SB 6584    Unlawful purchase of a firearm,   Zeiger (R-25),  S. L&J,   SUPPORT

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


29 Jan – House Civil Rights & Judiciary, House Hearing Rm “A,”, JLO Bldg 8:00 am . HBs 2305, 2622, and 2623

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!!!

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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, to any citizen.

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                Article 1, Section 24
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