From: Joe Waldron [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:41 PM
Subject: GOAL Post 2011-10
GOAL Post 2011-10
Legislative Update from Olympia 11 March 2011
CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSES
SBs 5112 AND 5634 DIE AWAITING SENATE VOTE
PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON HBs 1016 and 1455
HB 1016 PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR HB 1923
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
GOAL POSITION ON BILLS
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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