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We've entered the third week of the 2019 legislative session. It's an honor to be back in Olympia representing the communities of the 39th District. Unfortunately, we live in a time when our gun rights are under constant assault. My goal with this update is to keep you informed on the various gun-related bills being heard at the state Capitol.

Please be assured, I will do all I can to advocate for legal gun ownership. Listed below are several gun-rights related House bills introduced this session. I've also included a quick guide so you can look up each bill and its sponsor. As always, if you have any questions about these bills or any other state-related issues, please feel free to give me a call. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

House bills related to firearms 

  • HB 1465 – Regarding the sale of firearms to concealed pistol license holders.
  • HB 1464  – Regarding background check processes for concealed pistol license holders.
  • HB 1439 – Requires individuals to obtain permission before bringing a concealed firearm into another person's house.
  • HB 1374 – Repeals state preemption.
  • HB 1346 – Prohibits the sale and transfer of lead ammunition to persons under 21.
  • HB 1319 – Allows local governments to prohibit carrying of firearms at public meetings.
  • HB 1315 – Requiring handgun proficiency training as a condition of obtaining a concealed pistol license.
  • HB 1286 (Attorney General Request) – Assault weapons and high capacity magazines ban.
  • HB 1225 – Requires law enforcement to seize firearms in a domestic violence response.
  • HB 1203 – Requires firearm owners to report lost and stolen firearms. Failing to report can result in a civil infraction or gross misdemeanor.
  • HB 1073 – Prohibiting “untraceable” firearms.
  • HB 1068 – Prohibits high capacity magazines.
  • HB 1010 – Allows Washington State Patrol to destroy legal firearms that are forfeited.
  • HB 1649 – Exempting concealed pistol license holders from firearm sale and transfer background check requirements.
  • HB 1511 – Clarifies the type of training necessary for the purchase of firearms.
  • HB 1098 – Repeals storage requirements and criminal penalties for lawful firearm owners.
  • HB 1097 – Repeals release of confidential health care information for purposes of firearm background checks.
  • HB 1038 – Giving local school districts flexibility to allow trained employees to carry firearms.
  • HB 1024 – Prohibits government databases of lawful owners of firearms.
  • HB 1022 – Prohibits government databases of pistol sales.

Here is a quick set of “bill tracking” instructions:

  • Go to leg.wa.gov
  • On the left-hand panel, click “Bill Information.”
  • If you know the bill number, enter it in the search field and hit enter.
  • Don't have a bill number? Under the section “Standard Reports,” you'll find alternative tracking tools. You can search based on topic, legislative digests, cross-references and or within a specific biennium.
  • If you click on the House Floor Calendar, this helpful tool gives you a detailed list of all bills scheduled to be heard on the House floor each day.
  • Need more information? Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you need more details on specific bills or key public policy proposals.

Mark your calendars with these upcoming town hall meetings!

I'll be co-hosting town hall events in Darrington and Concrete on Saturday, March 16 with Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley and Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls. Please join us as we discuss key public policy issues being considered in Olympia.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Darrington Library
Address: 1005 Cascade St., Darrington, WA 98241

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Concrete High School Commons
Address: 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete, WA 98237

Thank you for allowing me to serve you in Olympia!


Carolyn Eslick

State Representative Carolyn Eslick
39th Legislative District
467 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
360-786-7816 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000