Friday, March 11, 2011

GOAL Post 2011-10

From:    Joe Waldron []
Sent:    Friday, March 11, 2011 7:41 PM
Subject:    GOAL Post 2011-10

GOAL Post    2011-10

Legislative Update from Olympia                                              11 March 2011






At 5 p.m. last Monday evening (incorrectly reported last week as Thursday) all bills that had not passed out of their original chamber (House or Senate) died for the remainder of the session.  Senate Bills 5112 (suppressors) and 5634 (CPL background checks) were in the queue awaiting a Senate vote when the clock struck 5.  There doesn't appear to be any malicious intent there -- more than 100 other bills suffered a similar fate.

At this point three gun-related bills remain in play:  HB 1016 (suppressors), HB 1455 (restoration of firearm rights) and HB 1923 (CPL qualification).  HBs 1016 and 1455 were heard in public testimony on 9 March.  HB 1016 (which has duplicate language to SB 5112, unanimously passed by the committee earlier in the session) passed out of Senate Judiciary and is now in Senate Rules awaiting a vote of the full Senate.  HB 1455 is still waiting for a committee vote.

A public hearing is scheduled for HB 1923 in Senate Judiciary on Friday, March 18.  The hearing will take place in the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senate Hearing Room "1" in the John A. Cherberg Senate Office Building.

The following bills have been filed for the 2011-12 biennium:

Bill #        Subject                               Sponsor                  Status 
HB 1016  Suppressor use                   Blake (D-19)          S. Rules
HB 1455  Restoration of rights           McCune (R-2)        S. Jud.
SHB 1923  CPL qualification             Goodman (D-45)    S. Jud.

SB 5112  Suppressor use                    Hatfield (D-19)      Died
SSB 5634  CPL background checks    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


HB 1016          SUPPORT
HB 1455          SUPPORT
HB 1923          SUPPORT

SB 5112           SUPPORT
SB 5634           SUPPORT


3/18    HB 1923    Senate Judiciary Committee    Senate Hearing Room 1 1:30 p.m.                        John A. Cherberg (JAC) Bldg
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