Saturday, March 19, 2016

GOAL Post 2016-11

 Once again, the state legislature has to go into overtime. Looks like this time they are consipring to raise yet more money for education. Funny how every year we pay more and more for that, and every year it seems to be even less sufficient...

But that's for a different series of posts...

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SENT: Fri 3/18/2016 5:56 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2016-11

Legislative Update from Olympia, 18 March 2016


The four firearm-related bills passed by the legislature still sit on the governor’s desk awaiting his action: sign into law, veto/partial veto, or allow to become law without his signature.

House and Senate budget conferees have been working inside that traditional smoke-filled back room, but so far without results acceptable to both sides.  Last year it took three special sessions!  The hang-up appears to be on raises for school teachers – and how to pay for the raises.

Bill #
Prime sponsor
GOAL position on bill
SHB 2410
Felon gun registry
Hayes (R-10)
To governor
2SHB 2793
Suicide awareness and prevention
Orwall (D-33)
To governor
HB 2908
Use of force by peace officers
Ryu (D-32)
To governor
SB 6165
Clarifies possession of short barreled rifles
Takko (D-19)
To governor
Key to abbreviations:  S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, L&J = Law & Justice, W&M = Ways & Means


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 "".  Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.  You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site (  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 (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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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):
Puyallup              19-20 March
Monroe                  2-3 April

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"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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