GOAL Post 2006-8
Legislative Update from Olympia 24 February 2006
SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES
TWO GUN-RELATED BILLS SURVIVE: ESHB 2951 AND SHB 2958
SECOND CHAMBER CUT-OFF 3 MARCH; 13 DAYS REMAIN IN SESSION
GOAL POST AND GOAL ALERTS ALSO PUBLISHED ON WSR&PA WEB SITE
13 days before the end of the 2006 regular legislative session, and only
two gun-related bills remain under consideration. SHB 2958 would impose
an additional $1,000 fine on anyone who uses toxic (lead) shot in an
area where such shot is prohibited. ESHB 2951 establishes certification
criteria for retired police officers who wish to carry a firearm
nationwide as provided for in the federal bill H.R. 218, the Law
Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act of 2004.
House Bills 2622 (expanded CPL reciprocity) and 2951 (retired police
officer firearms certification) were not given a public hearing in
Senate Judiciary, thus effectively killing the bills. In a surprise move
during the last Senate Judiciary Committee hearing prior to today’s
committee cut-off, committee chair Senator Adam Kline (D-37) called up
SHB 2951 for a vote. The bill passed out of committee without a public
Friday, 3 March, is second chamber cut-off day. Bills that have not
passed out of the second chamber (House bills in the Senate, Senate
bills in the House) are dead for the session. An exception to this rule
is bills in a conference committee (to reconcile differences between
House and Senate versions of a bill). There are 13 days left in the 2006
The weekly GOAL Post summaries and periodic GOAL Alerts are also
available at the web site of the Washington State Rifle & Pistol
Association (WSRPA), the state’s NRA affiliate. The WSRPA web site is
located at http://www.wsrpa.org <http://www.wsrpa.org/> GOAL messages
are kept on the WSRPA home page and are usually posted within 24 hours
of release. WSRPA is a partner with the Washington Arms Collectors in
the GOAL effort.
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) Died 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. Rules
SHB 2958 Illegal use of non-toxic shot/penalty Sullivan (D-22) S. Rules
HB 3065 Justifiable homicide Pearson (R-39) Died H.Jud.
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:
ESHB 2951 Support
SHB 2958 Support
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:
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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with the words “GOAL POST” in the subject line. Please pass GOAL Post on
to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.
Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun
club’s bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s).
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or (during session) by telephone at (425) 454-4915. Unfortunately, I am
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 shows:
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
A couple of Remys following a wannabe Bethlehem around aren't going to save anything.
I don't know what you are trying to do/say, but please save the "Viva La Revolucion!" routine.-thebeekeeper1