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Amid record levels of gun violence in Washington and across the US, it is essential to protect and build on the progress we’ve made to keep our communities safe. The Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s 2023 Legislative Agenda reflects the urgent need for Washington to continue leading the way in adopting innovative policies to prevent gun violence.

See the full 2023 Agenda


Key Dates

  • January 9 – First day of session
  • February 17 – Policy committee cutoff
  • February 24 – Fiscal committee cutoff
  • March 8 – House of origin cutoff
  • March 29 – Opposite House Policy committee cutoff
  • April 4 – Opposite House Fiscal committee cutoff
  • April 12 – Opposite House Cutoff
  • April 23 – Last day of regular session

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Gun Responsibility Bills

Mar 2: 1st substitute bill substituted
Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed
In the House:
Mar 14: Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM
Mar 17: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM

Bill Policy Status
HB 1130 / SB 5078 Access to Justice for Victims Apr 25: Governor signed. Chapter 163, 2023 Laws. Effective date 7/23/2023.
HB 1143 / SB 5211 Permit to Purchase Apr 25: Governor signed. Chapter 161, 2023 Laws. Effective date 1/1/2024.
HB 1144 Waiting Periods / Training Requirements Jan 27: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM. Not moving forward. 
HB 1178/SB 5446 Restoration of Local Authority Feb 3: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM. Not moving forward. 
HB 1240 / SB 5265 Assault Weapons Restrictions Apr 25: Governor signed. Chapter 162, 2023 Laws. Effective date 4/25/2023.
HB 1195 Location Restrictions: Weapons, Parks, Hospitals Jan 27: Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:30 AM. Not moving forward. 
SB 5006 Voluntary Waiver Updates Apr 18: Speaker signed.
HB 1230 Safe Storage Info Apr 25: Governor signed. Chapter 173, 2023 Laws. Effective date 7/23/2023.
SB 5444 Weapons in parks, aquariums, hospitals Jan 18: First reading, referred to Law & Justice.
SB 5231 Emergency DV Orders April 20: Delivered to Governor
HB 1241 Harassment  Mar 8: 1st substitute bill substituted (CSJR 23). Third reading, passed
HB 1445 AG Investigations & Reform Mar 3: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading. Not moving forward. 
HB 1025 Access to Fairness Feb 28: Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading. Not moving forward. 
HB 1513 Traffic Safety Feb 24: Referred to Rules 2 Review. Not moving forward.

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