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Posted: 3/3/2006 4:32:40 PM EDT

GOAL Post 2006-9

Legislative Update from Olympia 3 March 2006

SIX DAYS LEFT IN THE 2006 REGULAR SESSION

SECOND HOUSE (CHAMBER) CUT-OFF TODAY

ESHB 2951 (RETIRED PEACE OFFICER CARRY) PASSES

SHB 2958 (ILLEGAL USE OF TOXIC SHOT) PASSES

AT MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, 9 MARCH, LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS

Six days remain in the 2006 regular session. At this time it does not
appear a special session will be called. It’s not over yet, and strange
things can happen, but it would appear that gun owners will get a pass
from the legislature this year.

The two final gun-related bills still in play passed out of the Senate
in their original House-passed form before today’s 5 p.m. chamber
cut-off. ESHB 2951 (retired police officer concealed carry
certification) and SHB 2958 (penalty for illegal use of toxic—lead—shot)
will head to the governor’s office for her signature in the next few days.

The 2006 regular legislative session will adjourn at midnight on
Thursday, 9 March. Despite the Tacoma Mall shooting incident and
promises by gun control advocates to push for more anti-gun legislation
this year, no gun control bills passed. Six days remain, so we’re not
out of the woods yet, but barring a tragic incident that could be
exploited to pull a gun bill out of committee for fast action on the
floor, we should be able to close the book on the 2006 session with our
gun rights intact (at least as intact as they were when the session
started).

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) 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) *PASSED*

SHB 2958 Illegal use of toxic shot/penalty Sullivan (D-22) *PASSED*

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:

There are NO gun bills under consideration at this time.

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 <http://www.leg.wa.gov/> in Acrobat (.pdf) file. The
"Acrobat" version 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 at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. 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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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

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:52:48 PM EDT
Awesome, thanks for the update.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:50:54 PM EDT
Great news for sure! Lets hope everything finishes up great, happens to be my birthday on the 9th...

I expected an AWB after that mall shooting
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:59:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

GOAL Post 2006-9

Legislative Update from Olympia 3 March 2006

Six days remain, so we’re not
out of the woods yet, but barring a tragic incident that could be
exploited to pull a gun bill out of committee for fast action on the
floor,
we should be able to close the book on the 2006 session with our
gun rights intact (at least as intact as they were when the session
started).






(phone rings): "How about a nice game of solitare, Captain..."

Trey



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