Monday, March 20, 2017

GOAL Post 2017-11


Late again, mea culpa. Frankly, I was exhausted. More on that in a few days.
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FROM: GOAL WA goalwa@cox.net {Joe Waldron}
TO: undisclosed recipients
SENT: Fri 3/17/2017 1:32 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post2017-11

Legislative Update from Olympia17 March 2017
  • SECOND HALF OF SESSION BEGINS
  • ONE BILL MOVES
  • BILLS SCHEDULED FOR HEARINGS
  • SECOND CHAMBER POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF
The committee hearing/vote/floor session cycle has started all over again, after the 8 March original chamber cut-off. As House bills move through the Senate and vice versa, the next critical cut-off date is Wednesday, 29 March -- nearly two weeks off. The second half of the long session is off to a slow start. Of the five gun bills we are tracking, two had public hearings (1612 and 5268) and one passed out of committee (5552).

Senate Bill 5552, relaxing SOME of the background checks under I-594, passed out of 5552 amended and out of the House Judiciary Committee on what appeared to be a unanimous a voice vote on Wednesday. The bill was amended in committee to add firearms loaned to veterans color guards to the list of background check exemptions.

Recall this is the bill that COULD be amended to add CPL holders to the exemption list. That would change it from minor tweaks to a major pro-gun bill. But that’s going to take pressure from constituents. The bill can be further amended on the House floor at the end of March/early April..

At this point, two bills (1100, 1501) are scheduled for public hearings and an executive session for 5268. Details below.

BILL#
Topic
SPONSOR
STATUS
GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1100
CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19)
S. L&J
SUPPORT
HB 1501
Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23)
S. L&J
SUPPORT
2SHB 1612
Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33)
S. HumSer
SUPPORT
SB 5268
CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19)
H. Jud.
SUPPORT
SB 5552
Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43)
H. Rules
SUPPORT

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means; “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:

21 Mar  Senate Law & Justice Senate Hearing Room “4“John A. Cherberg Bldg 10:00 a.m. HB 1100
22 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A”John L. O’Brien Bldg 8:00 a.m.SB 5268(executive session)
23 Mar  Senate Law & Justice Senate Hearing Room “4”John L. O’Brien Bldg 10:00 a.m.SB 1501

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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). Each bill’s web page contains a link to any public hearing at the bottom of the page.

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.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to "jwaldron@halcyon.com".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 IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at "jwaldron@halcyon.com" 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 "jwaldron@halcyon.com" 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):
Puyallup25-26 March
Puyallup29-30 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

earworm, 03/20/2017


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Earworm 03/19/2017

Here's another for those who only remember Julie London for her role as Nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency!/Rescue 51.

Or, for that matter, for those who only remember this song sung by a cartoon...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GOAL Post 2017-10



Been out of contact, so this is days late.

If that bothers you, subscription information is at the end of Joe's email. Just sayin'...

With all the bills dropped,  I didn't really need to insert a break this time.

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FROM: GOAL WA <goalwa@cox.net>  (Joe Waldron)
TO: undisclosed recipients
SENT: Fri 3/10/2017 5:36 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2017-10

Legislative Update from Olympia, 10 March 2017
CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES, MORE BILLS DIE
BILL TRACKING LIST NARROWED
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED
IT’S NOT OVER TIL IT’S OVER
MOUNT RAINIER FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET

5 p.m. on Wednesday was chamber cut-off: House bills that had not passed out of the House, and Senate bills that had not passed out of the Senate, died for the session. We are now down to a very manageable list of five bills to follow. 34 gun bills were filed this year, nowhere near the 60+ filed in the last two-year biennium. And as is typical, most never passed the half-way mark.

As the 5 o’clock bell rang in Olympia on Wednesday, the House still hadn’t reached HBs 1122, 1483 and 1731.The Senate stopped short of SB 5506.So those bills should be considered dead for the session, but the Senate version of HB 1731, SB 5552, is still running in the House. Keep in mind, too, that this is the first year of a biennium, meaning all the bills filed this year that did not make it can be called back next year. Or during any special session.

And now there are five. HB 1100, HB 1501, HB 1612, SB 5268 and SB 5552Two of the bills are essentially duplicates: HB 1100 and SB 5268 both mandate mailing a renewal notice 90 days before a CPL expires, a long overdue fix. The HB 1100 was amended in the House, so it will have to be reconciled with SB 5268 in the next four weeks. HB 1501 requires FFLs to notify the State Patrol of NICS denials, who are then directed to initiate an investigation (many/most of which will go nowhere because of misidentifications). HB 1612 promotes suicide awareness education. And SB5552 is the Senate version of the minor tweaks to I-594 background checks (e.g. no check required for in-laws, or for loans at the range where the owner stays with the firearm).

Not much of a positive outcome midway through, but if you look at all the anti-gun bills filed, it’s encouraging to see none got traction. We’re not going to see pro-gun bills sail through until a pro-gun House is put in place to match a pro-gun Senate.

Public hearings will be conducted on HB 1612 and SB 5268.SB 5552 will be subject to an executive session (committee vote). Details below.

We’re halfway through the session, and already the bill list is down to five. But it’s not over yet. And should a shooting incident occur that “fits” one of these bills, you can expect them to try and revive it. The fat lady doesn’t sing until midnight on 23 April!

The Mount Rainier chapter of Friends of NRA will conduct its 24^th annual Friends of NRA dinner and auction at the Emerald Queen Casino Conference Center in Fife on Saturday, April 8th. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:00. Nearly three dozen guns and hundreds of other prizes will be raffled off. If you have never attended one, I strongly urge you to consider it. It’s a great event for a fun cause. For additional information call (253) 841-7113 or e-mail “visit2ndamd@comcast.net.

BILL#
SUBJECT
SPONSOR
STATUS
GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1100
CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19)
S. L&J
SUPPORT
SHB 1122
Safe storage of firearms
Kagi (D-32)
DIED
OPPOSE
HB 1483
Allows destruction of forfeited firearms
Lovick (D-44)
DIED
OPPOSE
HB 1501
Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23)
S. L&J
SUPPORT
2SHB 1612
Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33)
S. HumSer
SUPPORT
SB 5268
CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19)
H. Jud.
SUPPORT
SSB 5506
Transfer of firearms at non-profit events
Zeiger (R-25)
DIED
SUPPORT
SB 5552
Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43)
H. Jud
SUPPORT

L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED:
14 Mar Senate Human Services Senate Hearing Room “2“John A. Cherberg Bldg 1:30 p.m. HB 1612
15 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg 8:00 a.m.SB 5268

16 Mar House Judiciary House Hearing Room “A” John L. O’Brien Bldg 1:30 p.m.SB 5552(executive session)

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!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 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). Each bill’s web page contains a link to any public hearing at the bottom of the page.

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.

GET THE WORD OUT: If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to "jwaldron@halcyon.com". 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 IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at "jwaldron@halcyon.com" 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 "jwaldron@halcyon.com" 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):
·        Puyallup25-26 March
·        Puyallup29-30 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 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA


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