2022 Legislative Session Kickoff

The 2022 legislative session officially starts Tuesday 1/11 and there isn’t much of a stay of execution for gun owners this year. The first gun control bills will have a public hearing on Wednesday 1/12 in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee at 10:00 AM. Three new bills that were pre-filed this year will be heard. These are:

  • HB 1618 – Banning weapons at election related offices
  • HB 1630 – Restricting weapons in certain locations
  • HB 1705 – Banning “Ghost Guns”

Remote Testimony and Check In

Whether you want to actually testify on these bills, or just log your position on them for the official record, you can do so by visiting the House Committee Sign In page which is available now.

Check out the Easy Action of the Day for more information.

Contacting Representatives

As always it’s important for all of us to let our representatives and the committee members know that we oppose these bills. Unless we speak up, our voices don’t get heard!

Finding Representatives

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House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee

Email the committee members

What We’re Expecting in 2022

Bob Furgeson’s #1 priority remains, as always, banning magazines and “assault weapons.” We’re expecting the bills that didn’t move last year to get a renewed push this year.

While there have only been a handful of bills pre-filed for the session, it’s certainly possible that additional bills will be submitted throughout the session. All the gun-control bills that did not pass or fail last year will carry over as well as we’re in the second year of the 2021-2022 biennium. So be on the lookout for old bills to filter into committee meetings and public hearings.

2022 Bills

Bill Docs Description Status Updated Sponsor Contact Reps
E2SHB 1143 Docs Firearms/purchase & transfer C 161 L 23 2023-02-23 APP(Berry) Comment
ESHB 1600 Docs Firearms/juvenile records C 180 L 23 2023-02-10 CRJ(Goodman) Comment
HB 1230 Docs School websites/drug info. C 173 L 23 2023-01-11 (Callan) Comment
HB 1599 Docs Firearm background checks C 298 L 23 2023-01-26 (Goodman) Comment
SHB 1240 Docs Firearms/assault weapons C 162 L 23 2023-01-30 CRJ(Peterson) Comment
SHB 1562 Docs Violence C 295 L 23 2023-02-17 CRJ(Thai) Comment
SSB 5006 Docs Waiver of firearm rights C 262 L 23 2023-01-19 LAW(Pedersen) Comment
SSB 5078 Docs Firearm industry duties C 163 L 23 2023-02-24 WM(Pedersen) Comment
SSB 5436 Docs Firearm transfers to museums C 403 L 23 2023-02-16 LAW(Wilson, J.) Comment
HB 1130 Docs Firearm industry duties H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-09 (Hackney) Comment
HB 1144 Docs Firearms/purchase & transfer H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-09 (Berry) Comment
HB 1161 Docs Firearm enhancements H Community Safe 2023-01-09 (Graham) Comment
HB 1178 Docs Firearms/local government H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-09 (Hackney) Comment
HB 1180 Docs Firearms/assault weapons H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-09 (Peterson) Comment
HB 1195 Docs Weapons/parks & hospitals H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-10 (Senn) Comment
SHB 1268 Docs Sentencing enhancements H Rules 3C 2023-02-02 CSJR(Goodman) Comment
HB 1438 Docs Shooting sports contests H Reg Subst & Ga 2023-01-19 (Eslick) Comment
HB 1629 Docs Firearm transfers to museums H Civil R & Judi 2023-01-26 (Wylie) Comment
HB 1770 Docs Unlawful firearm possession H Civil R & Judi 2023-02-06 (Cheney) Comment
HB 1824 Docs Shooting sweepstakes H Rules 3C 2023-02-13 (Eslick) Comment
SB 5049 Docs Firearm theft S Law & Justice 2023-01-09 (Wilson, L.) Comment
SB 5193 Docs Firearms/assault weapons S Law & Justice 2023-01-09 (Kuderer) Comment
SB 5211 Docs Firearms/purchase & transfer S Law & Justice 2023-01-09 (Liias) Comment
SB 5232 Docs Firearms/purchase & transfer S Ways & Means 2023-01-10 (Salomon) Comment
SB 5244 Docs Second amendment/legislators S State Govt & El 2023-01-11 (Fortunato) Comment
SB 5265 Docs Firearms/assault weapons S Law & Justice 2023-01-11 (Kuderer) Comment
SB 5444 Docs Firearm sensitive places S Law & Justice 2023-01-18 (Valdez) Comment
SB 5446 Docs Firearms/local government S Law & Justice 2023-01-18 (Nguyen) Comment
SSB 5516 Docs Clay targets/sales tax S Rules 2 2023-02-16 WM(Fortunato) Comment
SB 5669 Docs Firearms/individual right S Law & Justice 2023-02-02 (Fortunato) Comment
SB 5678 Docs Firearms safety/K-12 S EL/K-12 2023-02-02 (Wagoner) Comment
SB 5745 Docs Use of a stolen firearm S Law & Justice 2023-02-15 (Rivers) Comment
SB 5747 Docs Projectile stun guns S Law & Justice 2023-02-16 (Lovick) Comment