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2013 House Bill 1840: Concerning firearms laws for persons subject to no-contact orders, protection orders, and restraining orders
  1. Introduced by Rep. Roger Goodman, (Kirkland) (D) on February 12, 2013, makes it illegal for persons to possess a firearm who are subject to a court-issued no-contact order, protection order, or restraining order, and who are determined to represent a credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or their child. This act directs all law enforcement agencies to develop policies and procedures regarding the acceptance, seizure, storage, and return of weapons required to be surrendered under this act.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 12, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 21, 2013, provides that attern forms must be developed to document a restrained person's compliance with an order to surrender firearms, dangerous weapons, and the restrained person's concealed pistol license. For orders entered on or after December 1, 2013, a restrained person is required to file the appropriate form with the court within five judicial days of the order.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 22, 2013.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 12, 2013, narrows the category of court orders for which the court must require the restrained person to surrender his or her firearms, dangerous weapons, and concealed pistol license, and that subject the restrained person to a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm if he or she possesses a firearm while restrained: The order must contain both a finding that the restrained person represents a credible threat and terms prohibiting the restrained person from committing certain criminal acts (rather than either such a finding or terms). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2013.
  2. Passed 61 to 37 in the House on March 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 14, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 14, 2013.
      • Amendment offered in the Senate on April 3, 2013, narrows the category of court orders for which the court must require the restrained person to surrender his or her firearms, dangerous weapons, and concealed pistol license, and that subject the restrained person to a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm if he or she possesses a firearm while restrained. The order must contain both a finding that the restrained person represents a credible threat and terms prohibiting the restrained person from committing certain criminal acts (rather than either such a finding or terms).
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 3, 2013.
  4. Received in the House on January 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 7, 2014.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 12, 2014, applies the provisions of the bill to stalking protection orders and stalking no-contact orders. (2) Modifies language in the bill to conform with the language in similar provisions of federal law. (3) Requires that, to apply the restrictions under the bill, an order must contain both a finding that the person represents a credible threat and terms prohibiting the restrained person from threatening or using physical force (rather than either such finding or terms). (4) Makes technical changes to update expired dates and to replace a statute in an amendatory section that was amended by 2013 legislation. ---. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2014.
  5. Passed 97 to 0 in the House on February 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the Senate on February 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on February 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2014.
  7. Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate on March 6, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 28, 2014.

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