From: Joe Waldron [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 8:09 PM
Subject: GOAL Post 2011-9
GOAL Post 2011-9
Legislative Update from Olympia 4 March 2011
SHB 1923 PASSES HOUSE 95-0
SBs 5112 AND 5634 AWAITING SENATE VOTE
CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT THURSDAY (10 MARCH)
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HBs 1016 AND 1455
WYOMING ENACTS CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY
WINCHESTER .223 AMMO RECALL
SHB 1923, amending CPL background checks, passed out of the House on a 95-0 vote with three members excused (typically because they are busy on other legislative matters). It now goes to Senate Judiciary for action.
Next Thursday, 10 March, is the chamber cut-off date. Bills that have not passed out of their chamber (House or Senate) of origin are considered dead for the session. At this time two bills remain awaiting a floor vote, both in the Senate. They are SBs 5112 (suppressors) and5634 (CPL background checks). At this point it is anticipated they will pass the Senate without a problem.
Public hearings have been scheduled in the Senate Judiciary Committee on HBs 1016 (suppressors) and 1455 (restoration of firearm rights). The hearing will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 March in Senate Hearing Room "1" in the John A. Cherberg Senate Office Building.
The Wyoming legislature passed, and Governor Mead signed into law, a bill making Wyoming the fourth state (after Vermont, Alaska and Arizona) to enact "constitutional carry" (i.e. unlicensed concealed carry).
Similar bills are pending in half a dozen other states. At this time it appears the bill only applies to Wyoming residents and licensees from states with whom Wyoming has reciprocity (this does NOT include Washington). The law takes effect 1 July.
Winchester has recalled several lots of "Ranger" .223 ammunition. Additional information including specific lot numbers is available at http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/News-ProductWarningandRecall.aspx
The following bills have been filed so far for the 2011-12 biennium: (This is the last week ALL bills will be listed. Starting next week we will list only bills still under consideration.)
Bill # Subject Sponsor Status
HB 1006 Knife blade length Appleton (D-23) Died
HB 1016 Suppressor use Blake (D-19) S. Jud.
HB 1066 Black powder storage and transport Bailey (R-10) Died
HB 1238 CPL age requirement lowered Orcutt (R-18) Died
HB 1400 Firearms on snowmobiles Ross (R-14) Died
HB 1455 Restoration of rights McCune (R-2) S. Jud.
HB 1508 Range protection Takko (D-19) Died
HB 1628 CPL background checks Kirby (D-29) Died
HB 1638 Harmonize state/federal law for CPLs Goodman (D-45) Died
HB 1729 State agency gun security devices Hurst (D-31) Died
SHB 1923 CPL qualification Goodman (D-45) S. Jud.
HB 1990 WA Firearms Freedom Act Shea (R-4) Died.
SB 5112 Suppressor use Hatfield (D-19) S. Rules
SB 5313 Juvenile weapon possession Kline (D-37) Died.
SB 5418 No duty to retreat Becker (R-2) Died
SB 5592 College weapon prohibition Shin (D-21) Died
SSB 5634 CPL background checks Hargrove (D-24) S. Rules
SB 5697 State agency gun security devices Hargrove (D-24) Died
Key to abbreviations: S. = Senate, H. = House, HumSer = Human Services and Corrections, Jud = Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, W&M = Ways and Means
GOAL POSITION ON BILLS:
HB 1016 SUPPORT
HB 1455 SUPPORT
HB 1923 SUPPORT
SB 5112 SUPPORT
SB 5634 SUPPORT
3/09 HBs 1016, 1455 Senate Judiciary Committee Senate Hearing Room 11:30 p.m. John A. Cherberg (JAC) Bldg
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