Sunday, March 6, 2016

GOAL Post 2016-9

 And I was doing so well getting these posted right away...
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Legislative Update from Olympia 4 March 2016
Today was (theoretically) the last day to pass bills out of their second chamber (House bills out of the Senate, Senate bills out of the House).  HB 1713 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the Senate.  HB 2410 passed by Senate, sent to the governor.  HB 2793 was amended and passed by the Senate, so it has to go back to the House for them to concur in the amendment.  HB 2908 was also amended and passed by Senate, so it, too, goes back to House for concurrence.  SB 6165 was amended in the House and passed, so it heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote.  SB 6267 appears to have died awaiting a floor vote in the House.

The 2016 regular session comes to an end next Thursday, March 10th.  The bills that were sent back for concurrence must be voted on by the Senate or House before being sent to the governor.  Bills can still die as the clock runs out.  

The principal focus of the second (short) session of the biennium is passage of the supplemental budget.  If that fails to pass in the coming week, a special session will be called.  


Bill #
Prime sponsor
GOAL position on bill
3SHB 1713
Mental health/guns
Cody (D-34)
Died S. Rules
SHB 2410
Felon gun registry
Hayes (R-10)
Passed Senate, To Governor
2SHB 2793
Suicide awareness and prevention
Orwall (D-33)
Passed Senate, To House concur
HB 2908
Use of force by peace officers
Ryu (D-32)
Passed Senate, To House concur
SB 6165
Possession of short barreled rifles
Takko (D-19)
Passed House, To Senate concur
SB 6267
CPL renewal notice
Schoesler (R-9)
Died Senate Rules

Key to abbreviations:  S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, L&J = Law & Justice, W&M = Ways & Means


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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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington

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