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2022 House Bill 1705: Concerning ghost guns
Introduced by Rep. Liz Berry (Seattle) (D) on January 10, 2022
Referred to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee on January 10, 2022
Substitute offered in the House on January 21, 2022
Brief Summary of Substitute Bill • Restricts the manufacture, assembly, sale, transfer, purchase, possession, transport, and receipt of untraceable firearms. • Restricts the sale, transfer, purchase, possession, transport, and receipt of unfinished frames and receivers. • Establishes standards for marking untraceable firearms and unfinished frames and receivers with serial numbers.
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Gilday (Camano) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the definition of "untraceable firearm" to cover firearms manufactured after July 1, 2019, that are not antiques and cannot be traced by law enforcement by means of a serial number affixed to the firearm (rather than a serial number affixed "by a federal firearms manufacturer, importer, or dealer in compliance with federal law and regulations").
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Gilday (Camano) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the bill's restrictions on unfinished frames and receivers by striking the exception for unfinished frames and receivers imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer, and replacing it with an exception for unfinished frames and receivers imprinted with a serial number within 5 business days of receipt.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jenny Graham (Spokane) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the definition of "frame or receiver" by removing its current definition in the bill and replacing it with a citation to the existing federal definition.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the term "partially complete" as it modifies the term "frame or receiver," by removing the definition's inclusion of articles that have reached a stage of manufacture where the article is clearly identifiable as an unfinished component part of a firearm and revising the term to cover articles that have reached a stage of manufacture where the article is clearly identifiable as a firearm frame or receiver.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel McEntire (Cathlamet) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the term "partially complete" as it modifies the term "frame or receiver," by removing the definition's inclusion of articles that have reached a stage of manufacture where the article is clearly identifiable as an unfinished component part of a firearm and revising the term to cover articles that have reached a stage of manufacture where the article is clearly identifiable as an unfinished firearm frame or receiver.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends penalties for violations of the bill's restrictions on untraceable firearms by maintaining the penalty of a civil infraction punishable by a $500 fine while removing all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor penalties.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends penalties for violations of the bill's restrictions on unfinished frames and receivers by maintaining the penalty of a civil infraction punishable by a $500 fine while removing all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor penalties.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the bill's provisions governing serialization of firearms and unfinished frames and receivers by striking the authorization for serialization to be performed by federal firearms dealers or other federal licensees and replacing it with authorization for serialization to be performed by any non- prohibited person. Defines the term non-prohibited person.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Ybarra (Grant County) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the definition of "untraceable firearm" by removing its current application to firearms manufactured after July 1, 2019, and instead applying it to firearms manufactured after July 1, 2022.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on February 10, 2022
Amends the definition of "unfinished frame or receiver" by removing disassembled and inoperable frames and 5 receivers from the scope of the definition.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Liz Berry (Seattle) (D) on February 10, 2022
Removes the underlying bill's intent section.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
• Restricts the manufacture, assembly, sale, transfer, purchase, possession, transport, and receipt of untraceable firearms.("Ghost Guns.") • Restricts the sale, transfer, purchase, possession, transport, and receipt of unfinished frames and receivers. • Establishes standards for marking untraceable firearms and unfinished frames and receivers with serial numbers..
Received in the Senate on February 12, 2022
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on February 12, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 24, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 1, 2022
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 1, 2022
Modifies the underlying bill by: (1) Striking restrictions on the manufacture and assembly of untraceable firearms; (2) Limiting restrictions on the possession, transport, receipt, sale, offer to sell, transfer, or purchase of untraceable firearms to only apply to firearms that were originally lawfully purchased and their serial numbers were subsequently removed or altered; and (3) Removing all references to and restrictions on unfinished frames and receivers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on March 1, 2022
Amends the defined term "Semiautomatic assault rifle" by removing the word "assault" from the defined term.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 1, 2022
Amends the definition of "untraceable firearm" by removing its current application to firearms manufactured after July 1, 2019, and instead applying it to firearms manufactured after July 1, 2022.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 1, 2022
Modifies the restriction on manufacturing and assembling untraceable firearms to only apply to prohibited persons and defines the term prohibited person.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 1, 2022
(1) Provides an exception for unfinished frames and receivers imprinted with a serial number within five business days of receipt. (2) Exempts persons with a concealed pistol license from the restrictions on the manufacture, possession, sale, transport, transfer, purchase, or receipt of an untraceable firearm. (3) Exempts persons with a concealed pistol license from the restrictions on the manufacture, possession, sale, transport, transfer, purchase, or receipt of an untraceable frame or receiver.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 1, 2022
Amends the bill's restrictions on unfinished frames and receivers by striking the exception for unfinished frames and receivers imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer, and replacing it with an exception for unfinished frames and receivers imprinted with a serial number within five business days of receipt.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 1, 2022
Amends the underlying bill to authorize a 12-month sentencing enhancement for violent offenses that involved the use of an untraceable firearm.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2022
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 23, 2022

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