#TakeAction – April 10, 2019

Good morning. Let’s #TakeAction for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

🔶 SHB 1225, Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence
🔶 SB 5078, Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates Must Release Tax Returns
🔶 Ask Rep. Schrier to Cosponsor the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

1. (ACTION) Urge State Action on SHB 1225, Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence

  • Date: This bill was passed to the Senate Rules Committee for its second reading but is not yet scheduled for a Senate floor vote. It must pass the Senate by 17 April 2019.
    Action: Call your WA Senator on the Rules
  • Committee: Randi Becker (LD 2); Bob Hasegawa (LD 11); Karen Keiser (LD 33). Urge her / him to move SHB 1225 out of the Senate Rules Committee and on to a Senate floor vote before 17 April.
  • Call your WA Senator on the Senate Rules Committee, ask her / him to please move SHB 1225 Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence out of the Rules Committee and on to a Senate floor vote before 17 April. This bill establishes requirements for law enforcement officers when responding to domestic violence calls, including standards for the removal of firearms and ammunition when there is probable cause to believe a crime was committed, and protocols for making inquiries of the victim regarding the abuser’s access to and past use of firearms. Most importantly, it provides that a firearm seized in connection with a domestic violence call may not be returned to the owner or person from whom it was obtained until five business days have elapsed since the firearm was obtained.

    Source:Leg.wa.gov: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1225…
    Bill Report: https://docs.google.com/…/1xUV1wSie7O_bQfWLa…/edit…

2. (ACTION) SB 5078, Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates Must Release Tax Returns

  • Date: This bill was passed to the House Rules Committee for its second reading but is not yet scheduled for a House floor vote. It must pass the House by 17 April 2019.
  • Action: Call your WA Representative on the Rules Committee: JT Wilcox (LD 2); Steve Bergquist (LD 11); Kelly Chambers (LD 25); Chris Gildon (LD 25); Tina Orwall(LD 33), Larry Springer (LD 45); Pat Sullivan (LD 47). Urge her / him to move SB 5078 out of the House Rules Committee and on to a House floor vote by 17 April.
  • Call your WA Representative on the House Rules Committee, ask her / him to please move SB 5078, Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate Tax Returns out of the Rules Committee and on to a House floor vote by 17 April. This bill establishes requirements for presidential and vice-presidential candidates to release 5 years of federal income tax returns in order to be listed on the Washington state ballot.

    Source: Leg.wa.gov: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5078…

3. (ACTION) Ask Rep. Schrier to Cosponsor the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

  • Date: On-going
  • Action: Call Rep. Schrier and urge her to cosponsor H.R.1296:
  • “Hello! My name is __ from (part of state). I’m calling to ask Congresswoman Schrier to cosponsor H.R.1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. Our nation continues to suffer from gun violence. Since 1970, more people have died from gun violence than have died in all wars in America’s history. Assault weapons are designed only to kill many people quickly; they have no legitimate purpose for hunting or personal protection. This bill has been cosponsored by every Washington state Democratic Representative except Congresswoman Schrier. I strongly urge her to join her colleagues and cosponsor this important bill. Please take my contact information so Congresswoman Schrier can let me know what actions she takes regarding this important bill.

    Source: Congress.gov: https://www.congress.gov/…/house-bill/1296/cosponsors

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