2020 Legislative Session HQ


Washington’s 2020 legislative session is officially over and there is much to celebrate! We went into this short session with one of our most ambitious agendas to-date and lawmakers delivered some major victories. In total, we saw five major gun responsibility bills pass and an historic investment in gun violence prevention programs. You can read our full session recap here. Then, mark your calendars for the start of the 2021 legislative session on January 11, 2021 and make sure you’re signed up for our email list to get the latest updates about our policy agenda and advocacy efforts.


Key Dates

  • January 13: First Day of Session
  • January 20: Alliance Hearing Day
  • January 21: Alliance Hearing Day
  • February 7: House of Origin Policy Cutoff
  • February 11: House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff
  • February 14: Alliance Lobby Day
  • February 19: House of Origin Floor Cutoff
  • February 28: Opposite House Policy Cutoff
  • March 2: Opposite House Fiscal Cutoff
  • March 6: Opposite House Floor Cutoff
  • March 12: Sine Die

GVP Bills

Bill Policy Status
SHB 1010 Confiscated Crime Guns Dead
HB 1315 CPL Safety Training Dead
HB 1374 Restoration of Local Authority Dead
HB 2240 Concerning High-Capacity Magazines Dead
HB 2305 Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders Dead
HB 2519 Ammunition Regulation Dead
HB 2569 Bail/Firearms Offenses Dead
HB 2590 DUI – Temp Restriction after 2nd Dead
HB 2622 Contempt/OTSW Violation Passed off Senate floor 29:19:1
HB 2623 Prohib – Violent Misdemeanors Dead
SB 5434 Keep Kids Safe Passed off House Floor 27:21:1
SB 6307 Threats to Commit Mass Violence Dead
SB 6288 Office of Firearm Violence Prevention Passed off House Floor 53:44:1
SB 6077 Concerning high-capacity magazines Dead
SB 6163 Persons free on bond or personal recognizance Dead
SB 6294 CPL safety training Dead

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In the News

  • Seattle Times: 11.22.19 – Gun-free zones, licenses for ammo dealers: Gun-safety advocates reveal agenda for Washington state
  • Crosscut: 1.16.20 – Washington voters support limits on high-capacity gun magazines — but lawmakers still may not act
  • Associated Press: 1.22.20 – Washington legislature tackles list of gun bills
  • KUOW: 1.22.20 – Grief and furor as gun violence victims and gun rights advocates descend on Olympia
  • Seattle PI: 1.22.20 – AG Ferguson goes after ‘ghost guns’; gun laws debated in Olympia
  • The News Tribune: 1.22.20 – Victims’ parents, gun rights advocates lobby legislators on high-capacity magazines

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