Friday, May 24, 2013

GOAL Post 2013-SPECIAL 2

The Washington State Legislature is still in Special Session. All a Special Session is supposed to be for is writing the states budget, but you know what Sam Clemons had to say about the safety of life and property while the legislature is in session...

SENT: Fri 5/24/2013 8:36 PM
TO: undisclosed-recipients:

Legislative Update from Olympia 24 May 2013
As the second week of the special session of the legislature ends, there has been no action taken on any firearm-related bills.  At this time it appears guns are off the table for the session.  Keep in mind that could change in an instant if there is an incident that generates sufficient emotion to push a gun bill through.

Assuming they take the full 30 days allowed, the special session will end on Tuesday, 11 June. 
The circus continues in Washington, D.C. with most attention focused on the three scandals currently distracting many of the pols.  There may be some back room negotiating ongoing on S. 649, but nothing specific has emerged.

Earlier this week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed a bill significantly revising gun laws in that state.  Effective September 1st Alabama will shift from "may issue" to "shall issue" for CPLs.  Also on that date Alabama will recognize ALL CPLs issued nationwide.  Y'all come visit!

BILL STATUS:  As noted above, all bills filed in the previous regular session are available and may be acted upon.  At this time there are no new gun bills.

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS:  No active bills at this time


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):
  • Monroe   8-9 June
  • Puyallup  22-23 June
 "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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