2024 Legislative Session HQ

Washington made significant strides last year in passing a series of laws aimed at enhancing public safety, including restricting access to assault weapons, ensuring victims of gun violence have access to justice, and implementing a 10-day waiting period and mandatory safety training for the purchase of all firearms.

However, our work is not done. As Washington leads the way in gun violence prevention, it is critical that we continue to advocate for innovative, evidence-based, common-sense policies that save lives.

We’re working to make sure this legislative session we continue our success in passing more life saving policies! We’ll be updating this page regularly as bills move throughout the legislature. Check back here or sign up for our email list to stay informed.

 

See the full 2024 Agenda

 


Key Dates

  • January 8 – First day of session
  • January 31 – Policy committee cutoff (House of Origin)
  • February 5 – Fiscal committee cutoff (House of Origin)
  • February 13 – House of Origin cutoff
  • February 21 – Policy committee cutoff (Opposite house)
  • February 26 – Fiscal committee cutoff (Opposite house)
  • March 1 – Opposite House cutoff
  • March 7 – Last day of regular session

 

Gun Responsibility Bills

Bill Policy Status
HB 1178/SB 5446 Concerning local government authority
to regulate firearms
Jan 8: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
HB 1195 Prohibiting the open carry of certain weapons in public parks and public hospitals Jan 8: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
HB 1902 (SB 6004) Requiring a permit to purchase firearms Jan 16: Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM
HB 1903 Requiring reporting of lost or stolen firearms Feb 27: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
HB 2021 (SB 6001) Mandate WSP to destroy confiscated firearms Feb 21: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
HB 2054 Restricting Bulk Weapons Purchases Jan 16: Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM
HB 2118 (SB 6266) Outlining requirements for dealer licensing Feb 27: Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 28; nays, 21; absent, 0; excused, 0.
HB 2197 Concerning the availability of prevention services under medical assistance programs Feb 20: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM
HB 2238 Imposing a new tax on the sale or transfer of ammunition Jan 9: First reading, referred to Finance. 2nd substitute bill substituted (WM 24).
SB 5444 Concerning firearm-sensitive places Feb 27: Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 58; nays, 36; absent, 0; excused, 4.
SB 5963 Concerning insurance requirements relating to the ownership of certain deadly weapons Jan 29: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:30 AM.

 

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