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Posted: 2/18/2006 8:23:54 PM EDT

GOAL Post 2006-7

Legislative Update from Olympia 17 February 2006

CHAMBER CUT-OFF PASSED

ONLY THREE GUN-RELATED BILLS SURVIVE

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SHB 2958

NEXT CUT-OFF: 24 FEBRUARY; 20 DAYS REMAIN IN SESSION

Tuesday, 14 February was this session’s chamber cut-off day. Bills that
had not passed out of their original chamber (Senate bills out of the
Senate, House bills out of the House) are considered dead for the
session. There are still ways a bill can be resurrected, but that is
unlikely at this point. SSB 6598 (restricting shooting on Island County)
and SB 6878 (G.I. CPL renewal waiver) died at the cut-off.

Only three gun-related bills survived chamber cut-off, and are now in a
policy committee in the opposite chamber. They are HB 2622 (CPL
reciprocity fix), ESHB 2951 (retired police officer handgun
certification) and SHB 2958 (penalty for illegal use of toxic shot). The
first two were assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, while the
third goes to Senate Natural Resources, Parks and Shorelines.

The next critical cut-off date in the 2006 legislative session is next
Friday, 24 February. Bills that passed their original chamber must pass
out of the policy committee in the second by next Friday. The three gun
bills previously mentioned must clear their respective committees or
die. At this time, only SHB 2958 is scheduled for a public hearing in
the Senate Natural Resources committee. 20 days remain in the 2006
regular session.

BILL STATUS:

Bills under consideration:

Bill # Subject Sponsor Status

SB 5343 Gun show loophole Kohl-Welles (D-36) Died S. Jud.

SB 6139 Justifiable homicide Stevens (R-39) Died S. Jud.

SB 6258 School/guns penalty increase Delvin (R-8) Died S. Jud.

SB 6358 Hunter ed waiver for G.I.s Morton (R-7) Died S. NatRes

SB 6426 CPL reciprocity amendment Schoesler (R-9) Died S. Jud.

SSB 6598 Restricting hunting on county lands Haugen (D-10) Died S. Rules

SB 6616 Restricting hunting near schools Haugen (D-10) Died S. NatRes

SB 6878 G.I. late renewal of CPL Doumit (D-19) Died S. Rules

HB 2622 CPL reciprocity amendment Blake (D-19) S. Jud.

HB 2824 Threats with a firearm/schools Lovick (D-44) Died H. Jud.

HB 2835 Projectile stun gun restrictions Lovick (D-44) Died H. Jud.

HB 2861 Gun show “loophole” Williams (D-22) Died H. Jud.

HB 2930 Eliminates exceptions to guns/schools Jarrett (R-41) Died H. Jud.

ESHB 2951 Retired police officer certification Campbell (R-2) S. Jud.

SHB 2958 Illegal use of non-toxic shot/penalty Sullivan (D-22) S. NatRes

HB 3092 CPL late fee waiver Morrell (D-25) Died H. Jud.

HB 3221 Alien firearms licenses Moeller (D-49) Died H. Jud.

Key to abbreviations: S. = Senate, H. = House, Jud = Judiciary, NatRes =
Natural Resources, Parks & Shorelines (senate), Natural Resources,
Ecology & Parks (House)

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION:

HB 2622 Support

ESHB 2951 Support

SHB 2958 Support

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

SHB 2958 Senate Natural Rosources John A. Cherberg Bldg Hearing Room 2

Wednesday, 22 Feb 8:00—10:00 a.m.

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". It's available in two versions: text (.txt) file or
Acrobat (.pdf) file. The "Acrobat" version is preferred as it is easier
to read and is an exact copy of the hard copy format the legislators
use. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat 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 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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Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 11-12 March

Puyallup 25-26 March

"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

Copyright 2006 Gun Owners Action League of WA


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