Action on Gun Legislation - 2019
A record ten GVP (gun violence prevention) bills have either been signed into law or will be this WA legislative session. Last year there were three that passed. This is such welcome news during these sometimes grim news cycles.
- SSB 5954: Concerning the bump-fire stock buy-back program. Governor signed.
- HB 1949: Conducting a feasibility study to examine and make recommendations regarding the establishment of a single point of contact firearm background check system. Passed both chambers.
- SB 5514: Concerning first responder agency notifications to schools regarding potential threats. Passed both chambers.
- HB 1739: “Ghost Guns” - Concerning firearms that are undetectable or untraceable. This bill will close a loophole that allows individuals to make or build firearms at home. Passed both chambers.
- SB 5205: Concerning provisions governing firearms possession by persons who have been found incompetent to stand trial and who have a history of one or more violent acts. Passed both chambers.
- HB 1225: Establishing policies and requirements regarding law enforcement response to domestic violence incidents to enhance the safety of domestic violence victims, families, and officers. Passed both chambers.
- SB 5508, SHB 1225: Clarifying background check requirements for an application for a concealed pistol license. Passed both chambers.
- HB 1786: Improving procedures and strengthening laws relating to protection orders, no-contact orders, and restraining orders. Passed both chambers.
- SB 5027: Extreme Risk Protection Orders Clarifications. Passed both chambers.
- SB 5181: 72-hour holds; concerning certain procedures upon initial detention under the involuntary treatment act. Passed both chambers.