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Posted: 2/13/2006 2:28:54 PM EDT

GOAL Post 2006-6

Legislative Update from Olympia 13 February 2006

LATE TRANSMISSION DUE TO ABSENCE TO ATTEND SHOT SHOW

FEW GUN-RELATED BILLS REMAIN ALIVE

CORRECTIONS FROM LAST GOAL POST

CHAMBER CUT-OFF TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY

This issue of GOAL Post is being published on Monday, 13 February, vice
Friday, 10 February, because I was at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor
Trades (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas over the weekend and for technical
reasons could not send major multiple addressee traffic while on the
road. Normal publication will resume this coming Friday.

Very few gun-related bills remain alive. At this time, they are SSB 6598
(restricting shooting on Island County – OPPOSE), SB 6878 (CPL late
renewal waiver for deployed G.I.s – SUPPORT), HB 2622 (improved CPL
reciprocity – SUPPORT), HB 2951 (retired police officer certification –
SUPPORT) and HB 2958 (increased penalty for illegal use of toxic shot –
SUPPORT).

SSB 6598, the bill that would allow shooting to be prohibited on Island
County did not die in committee as I reported last week. The bill
actually passed out of committee as a substitute (SSB 6598), as reported
in GOAL Alert 4-2006, and still sits in Senate Rules awaiting a floor
vote. Apparently your telephone calls and e-mails have been working. At
this time (Monday morning) it remains bottled up in Senate Rules.

Another pro-gun bill was filed just before last week’s GP went to press
and remains in play. SB 6878 by Senator Mark Doumit (D-19) would allow
military personnel who are deployed out-of-state when their CPL comes up
for renewal to apply within 90 days of their return to the state without
the $10 penalty for late renewal. The bill passed out of the Senate
Government Operations and Elections Committee and is in Senate Rules
awaiting movement to the Senate floor.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 14 February) is not only St. Valentine’s Day, it’s
also chamber cut-off day. Bills that have not passed out of their
original chamber (Senate bills out of the Senate, House bills out of the
House), are technically dead for the remainder of the session. We’re
just past the half-way point of the 2006 regular session. Twenty-four
days remain. At this point we’re in pretty good shape; a handful of
good, pro-gun bills have died, but all anti-gun bills have died along
with them. It would take a major incident to resurrect an anti-gun bill
at this point. Twenty-four days and counting…

BILL STATUS:

Bills currently 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) 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) S. Rules

HB 2622 CPL reciprocity amendment Blake (D-19) H. Rules

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.

HB 2951 Retired police officer certification Campbell (R-2) H. Rules

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

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:

SB 5343 Oppose

SB 6139 Support

SB 6258 Oppose

SB 6358 Support

SB 6426 Support

SSB 6598 Oppose

SB 6616 Oppose

SB 6878 Support

HB 2622 Support

HB 2824 Neutral

HB 2835 Oppose

HB 2861 Oppose

HB 2930 Oppose

HB 2951 Support

SHB 2958 Support

HB 3092 Support

HB 3221 Oppose

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:

None.

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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unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of
hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book
table at WAC gun shows.

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


Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:57:06 PM EDT
Thanks again Phil
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:27:11 PM EDT
This is great information, thanks!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:44:35 PM EDT
+1

Thanks for the update, Phil.
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