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Washington state cannot afford to press pause on gun violence prevention. In the face of the continued challenges posed by the pandemic, a contentious political atmosphere, and record-levels of gun violence, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility is prioritizing protecting and building on our recent progress to support a comprehensive public health approach to preventing gun violence.


Key Dates

  • January 10 – First day of session
  • February 3 – Policy committee cutoff
  • February 7 – Fiscal committee cutoff
  • February 15 – House of origin cutoff
  • February 24 – Opposite House Policy committee cutoff
  • February 28 – Opp. House Fiscal committee cutoff
  • March 4 – Floor Cutoff for anything not necessary to implement the budget
  • March 10 – Last day of regular session

GVP Bills

Bill Policy Status
HB 1507 Indep. Prosecutions/Police Jan 20: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM // Jan 27: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM
HB 1618 Prohibiting Weapons at Election-Related Offices Jan 21: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM
HB 1630 Restricting Weapons at School Board and Other Governing Body Meetings Jan 25: Referred to Rules 2 Review.
HB 1705 Closing the Ghost Guns Loophole Jan 25: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
HB 1735 Peace Officers/Use of Force Jan 25: Referred to Rules 2 Review. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
HB 1759 Encouraging Safe Storage Jan 20: Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM // Jan 27: scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM
HB 1941 Prohibiting Active Shooter Drills Feb 3: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Education at 10:00 AM (Subject to change).
SB 5078 High Capacity Magazine Restrictions Jan 14: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
SB 5491 Voluntary Waiver Update Jan 24: Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 9:30 AM // Jan 27: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM
SB 5561 Firearms Rights Restoration Jan 20: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM. // Jan 21: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB 5217 Assault Weapons Restrictions Jan 27: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM // Jan 17: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 9:30am
SB 5568 Rejecting Armed Intimidation Jan 27: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM

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