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Legislative Update from Olympia

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by zeezee, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    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.



    BILL STATUS:

    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



    HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

    3/18 HB 1923 Senate Judiciary Committee Senate Hearing Room 1
    1:30 p.m. John A. Cherberg (JAC) Bldg


    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 "www.leg.wa.gov". Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site (Adobe). 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 http://www.tvw.org/ (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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    "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
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What does this one entail? On it's face the title looks anti.. but your post says support..

    SHB 1923 CPL qualification Goodman (D-45) S. Jud.
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bill Reports/House/1923-S HBR APH 11.pdf

    Looks like they want an additional NICS check along with whatever they are doing now? At least that's what I see.

     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Redundant, if that is the proposed legislation

    Government efficiency in action
     
  5. Rover31

    Rover31 Central WA New Member

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    Isn't this the bill that allows the use of suppressive in the state of WA?
    We need to support this and have our state follow federal law.