Sunday, February 14, 2016

GOAL Post 2016-6

Shorter offering from Joe this week. Most bills are dead, which in most cases is probably just as well.

TO: undisclosed-recipients:
SENT: Fri 2/12/2016 6:13 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2016-6

Legislative Update from Olympia 12 February 2016


Tuesday evening was the fiscal committee cut-off.  HB 1857 failed to pass House Appropriations and is likely dead for the session.  HB 2793 goes to House Rules awaiting a call to the House floor.

Bills that have passed out of their policy committee and a fiscal committee (if required) go to the House or Senate Rules Committees, where they await a “pull” to the floor.  Essentially, the Rules committee votes on which bills to bring to the chamber floor that day, and which wait… or die.  Not all bills that make it to Rules receive a floor vote (vote of the entire House or Senate).  Recognize, too, that a lot of bills in the Rules committee are holdovers from last year and unlikely to move this year as well.

At the time the weekly schedule was published, no gun bills were scheduled to be heard.  As bills move to the floor for a chamber vote, then pass to the other chamber, bills may be scheduled.

5 p.m., Wednesday, 17 February is the chamber cut-off.  All House bills under consideration must pass out of the House to the Senate.  All Senate bills must pass out of the Senate to the House.  Bills that do not pass their original chamber are supposedly dead for the session.  (I say “supposedly” because on rare occasions the rules are suspended and bills come back to life.)  

SB 6267 (Schoesler (R-4) passed out of the Senate.  It will likely go to House Judiciary next week.


Bill #
Prime sponsor
GOAL position on bill
HB 1713
Mental health/guns
Cody (D-34)
H. Rules.
HB 1857
Extreme protective orders
Jinkins (D-27)
Died H Aprop
SHB 2410
Felon gun registry
Hayes (R-10)
H. Rules
HB 2793
Suicide awareness and prevention
Orwall (D-33)
H. Rules
HB 2908
Use of force by peace officers
Ryu (D-32)
H. Rules
HB 2913
License suspension/child support
Gregerson (D-33)
H. Rules
SSB 5036
Penalizes criminal misuse of body armor
O'Ban (R-28)
S. Rules
SB 5500
Allows retired LEOs to carry on school grounds
Roach (R-31)
S Rules
SB 5539
Exempts LEO’s from three day waiting period
Roach (R-31)
S Rules
SSB 5579
Exempts licensed scty guards from b/g checks
Dammeier (R-25)
S Rules
SB 5615
Exempts military members from b/g checks
Benton (R-17)
S Rules
SB 5658
Reporting of mental health commitment
Dansel (R-7)
S Rules
SB 5831
Restoration of firearm rights
Honeyford (R-15)
S Rules
SB 6015
NRA license plate
Roach (R-31).
S Rules
SB 6158
Firearm transfers at non-profit events
Dammeier (R-25)
S. Rules
SB 6165
Allows possession of short barreled rifles
Takko (D-19)
S. Rules
SB 6267
CPL renewal notice
Schoesler (R-9)
Passed Senate

Key to abbreviations:  S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, K-12 = Education, L&J = Law & Justice, Trans = Transportation, W&M = Ways and Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED: None scheduled.

Tutorial on public testimony:

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                 13-14 February
Puyallup              20-21 February

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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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