The start of th 66th biennium is upon us. The legislature convenes on Monday, Jan 14th and will run for a 105 day “long” session. Please refer to Gun Owners Action League of Washington website for more details on this process and session details, as this is an abbreviated version (GOAL Post 2019-1).
GUN RIGHTS RALLY
- Friday, January 18th, at 9am-12pm on the north steps of the Legislative Building on the Capitol Campus
- Tuesday, Jan 15th, at 10 am: HB 1010 (disposal of forfeited firearm), by the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee, in the John L. O’Brien Building
- Thursday, 17 January at 10 a.m: SBs 5072 (extreme risk protection orders, under 18) and 5027 (extreme risk protection orders, under 18), by the Senate Law & Justice Committee in the John A. Cherberg Building
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
The following links can be used to contact legislators.
Legislative e-mail addresses are available at http://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/Default.aspx
The link contains a quick tutorial on providing testimony at public hearings on bills under consideration. http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx
You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
HB 1010 Disposition of forfeited firearms by WSP Senn (D-41) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1022 Prohibiting handgun sale data base Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1024 Prohibiting gun owner data base Walsh (R-19) H.CR&J SUPPORT
HB 1068 High capacity magazine ban Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
HB 1038 Authorizing armed school personnel Walsh (R-19) UnAsg SUPPORT
HB 1073 Undetectable and/or untraceable firearms Valdez (D-46) H.CR&J OPPOSE
SB 5016 Authorizing armed animal control officers Van De Wege UnAsg SUPPORT
SB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18 Frockt (D-46) S.L&J OPPOSE
SB 5050 Sentence enhancement for body armor use in a crime O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL
SB 5061 Undetectable and untraceable firearms Dhingra (D-45) S.L&J OPPOSE
SB 5062 High capacity magazine ban Kuderer D-48) S.L&J OPPOSE
SB 5072 Extreme risk protection orders O’Ban (R-28) S.L&J NEUTRAL
Text of newly filed bills can be found at https://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo . Also on the bill information page are links to “New Introductions” (daily), and at the bottom, “Bills by topic” and “Bill Tracking.