GOAL Post 2015-8
is up:Quote Joe has sent out this week's GOAL Post. Most of the bills have died; all of the "good" ones in the House, mostly because Tacoma Representative Jinkins never met a gun control she didn't love, or a firearms right she didn't hate. If you live in her district, take note. One bill was forcibly removed form her purview, moved to a different committee, and significantly; re-written. Thanks in no small part to our lobbyists and activists.
FROM: GOAL <email@example.com
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2015-8
SENT: Sat 2/28/2015 4:14 AM
Legislative Update from Olympia 27 February 2015
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF
CHAMBER CUT-OFF 11 MARCH
FOCUS SHIFTS TO FLOOR ACTION
NO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON BILLS
Today is the fiscal committee cut-off for those bills that required the legislature to identify a funding source if the bill was to proceed. As with the policy committee cut-off, bills that did not pass out of committee are considered dead for the session -- probably.
Eleven bills remain under consideration. Most are in their respective Rules Committees awaiting a floor vote. Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5381 (return of firearms held by law enforcement) passed out of the Senate on a 49-0 vote. The substitute bill cleared away our objections to the bill, although the House counterpart, HB 1731 is still unacceptable in its current form.