Saturday, March 26, 2016

GOAL Post 2016-12

 Legislature's still in session, and we all know what that means...

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Legislative Update from Olympia 25 March 2016


Governor Inslee had a bill signing ceremony scheduled for today, Friday.  Of 25 bills on the list, the governor signed 16 into law and vetoed nine.  The governor has 20 days from the end of the session, excluding Sundays, to take action on bills passed during the session.  None of the four bills we are following were on the current list.  

The third week of the 30-day special session began yesterday.  Still no budget agreement.  Next attempt, next Monday (day 19 of the special session).

Bill #
Prime sponsor
GOAL position on bill
SHB 2410
Felon gun registry
Hayes (R-10)
2SHB 2793
Suicide awareness and prevention
Orwall (D-33)
HB 2908
Use of force by peace officers
Ryu (D-32)
SB 6165
Clarifies possession of short barreled rifles
Takko (D-19)

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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"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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