Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Greetings from Olympia! For the past several days, we've been working hard debating and voting on bills on the House floor. That's because another legislative deadline is quickly approaching: house of origin cutoff. All bills must be passed out from the chamber they originated in by Wednesday, March 13th, or they will be considered “dead.” The only exceptions are bills necessary to implement the budget.
The House has passed more than 290 bills—with more yet to come. If you would like to take a look at the bills that have been approved by the House or Senate, I've included instructions below. Feel free to contact my office to comment or ask questions about any of these proposals. I'm always happy to help!
Infringing on Second Amendment rights
House Bill 1068 would prohibit the manufacture and sale of high capacity firearm magazines over 15 rounds. Generally, 15 rounds are standard, not “high capacity.” People across the state already own thousands of these so-called high-capacity magazines. Persons who currently possess these magazines would be grandfathered in. However, future purchases would be prohibited.
The bill would also make it a gross misdemeanor to transfer, sell or distribute high-capacity magazines. Some exceptions would be allowed for licensed dealers or gunsmiths for the purpose of service or repair, law enforcement, members of the armed forces, and other government officers and agents. The bill has been referred to the House Rules Committee and may reach the House floor sometime this week.
Want to see all the gun-related bills introduced this session? Click here for a complete list in both the House and Senate. If you have any questions on these bills, feel free to give me a call or send an
Town Hall reminder!
I'm hosting town hall events with Sen. Keith Wagoner and Rep. Robert J. Sutherland on Saturday, March 16th. Please consider attending and sharing your opinions, comments and concerns about legislation being debated at the state Capitol. We will be providing a 2019 session update and would appreciate your feedback on our work for you in Olympia.
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Darrington Library
Address: 1005 Cascade St., Darrington, WA 98241
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Concrete High School Commons
Address: 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete, WA 98237
Want to see a list of all the bills approved by the House or Senate?
- Go to leg.wa.gov
- On the left-hand side, select “Bill information”
- Under Advanced Reports, select “Detailed Legislative Reports”
- Under Status, click on “Selected Step Reports”
- Select “House Bills” or “Senate Bills,” then click on “Passed House” or “Passed Senate.”
As your state representative, I value your input. I'd like to thank everyone who has called or emailed my office in the past few weeks. Hearing from you helps me do a better job standing up for our communities in Olympia. As always, if I can be of any assistance on government-related matters give me a call, send email, or set up a time to meet with me in-person.
It is an honor to represent you in Olympia!