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

Locate your representatives with this tool:

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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
HB 1026 Docs Firearm rights restoration H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-11 (Walen) Comment
HB 1038 Docs Firearm possession/crimes H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-11 (Walen) Comment
ESHB 1054 Docs Peace officer tactics, equip C 320 L 21 2021-01-22 PS(Johnson, J.) Comment
HB 1133 Docs Lost or stolen firearms H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-11 (Berry) Comment
HB 1134 Docs Forfeited firearms/WSP H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-11 (Berry) Comment
HB 1164 Docs Firearm safety H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-12 (Valdez) Comment
SHB 1169 Docs Sentencing enhancements H Rules C 2021-01-29 PS(Goodman) Comment
SHB 1181 Docs Veterans & military suicide H Approps 2021-01-28 HHSV(Orwall) Comment
HB 1229 Docs Assault weapons H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-18 (Peterson) Comment
HB 1234 Docs Weapons/government buildings H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-18 (Senn) Comment
SHB 1282 Docs Earned time H Approps 2021-02-11 PS(Simmons) Comment
SHB 1283 Docs Criminal mischief/weapons H Rules R 2021-02-10 CRJ(Senn) Comment
HB 1313 Docs Local gov firearm regulation H Civil R & Judi 2021-01-20 (Hackney) Comment
E2SHB 1320 Docs Civil protection orders C 215 L 21 2021-02-22 APP(Goodman) Comment
HB 1481 Docs School employees/firearms H Civil R & Judi 2021-02-03 (Chase) Comment
HB 1618 Docs Election offices/weapons H Civil R & Judi 2022-01-10 (Berg) Comment
HB 1630 Docs Weapons/certain meetings H Civil R & Judi 2022-01-10 (Senn) Comment
HB 1634 Docs Law enf. officers/firearms H Public Safety 2022-01-10 (Klippert) Comment
HB 1692 Docs Drive-by shooting H Public Safety 2022-01-10 (Simmons) Comment
HB 1697 Docs Online services/minors H ConsPro&Bus 2022-01-10 (Leavitt) Comment
HB 1705 Docs Untraceable guns H Civil R & Judi 2022-01-10 (Berry) Comment
HB 1719 Docs Military equipment/law enf. H Public Safety 2022-01-10 (Bronoske) Comment
HB 1737 Docs Public safety H Public Safety 2022-01-10 (Mosbrucker) Comment
HB 1759 Docs School websites/drug info. H Education 2022-01-10 (Callan) Comment
ESSB 5038 Docs Open carry of weapons C 261 L 21 2021-01-28 LAW(Kuderer) Comment
SSB 5078 Docs Firearm safety S 2nd Reading 2021-01-28 LAW(Liias) Comment
SB 5095 Docs Pistol license records S State Govt & E 2021-01-11 (Wagoner) Comment
SB 5187 Docs Clay targets/sales tax S Rules X 2021-01-13 (Fortunato) Comment
SB 5217 Docs Assault weapons S Law & Justice 2021-01-14 (Kuderer) Comment
SB 5285 Docs Earned time S Human Svcs, Re 2021-01-19 (Nguyen) Comment
SB 5297 Docs Civil protection orders S Law & Justice 2021-01-20 (Dhingra) Comment
SB 5407 Docs Firearm theft S Law & Justice 2021-02-02 (Wilson, L.) Comment
SB 5491 Docs Waiver of firearm rights S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Pedersen) Comment
SB 5561 Docs Firearm rights restoration S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Dhingra) Comment
SB 5568 Docs Open weapon carry/local laws S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Kuderer) Comment
SB 5569 Docs Public safety S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Padden) Comment
SB 5577 Docs Public safety S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Van De Wege) Comment
SB 5690 Docs Firearms at capitol/events S Law & Justice 2022-01-10 (Gildon) Comment
SB 5846 Docs Election offices/weapons S Law & Justice 2022-01-13 (Liias) Comment
SJR 8205 Docs Right to possess firearms S Law & Justice 2021-02-03 (Fortunato) Comment
ESSB 5263 Docs Personal injury defenses C 325 L 21 2021-02-04 LAW(Frockt) Comment