OLYMPIA, Wash. – Both the Senate and House started Wednesday morning with more than 200 bills on their agendas.
Legislation ranging from gun control, worker’s rights and others, had stalled. Lawmakers had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to get their bills passed.
House Bill 2240 aimed at limiting the number of bullets a gun could hold saw heated debate. Senate Bill 6294, which would mandate concealed carry permit holders to undergo mandatory training and other requirements, was also debated heavily this session.
Lawmakers were unable to move either bill out of their respective chambers before the deadline passed.
On Thursday, Rep. Javier Valdez (D-Seattle) introduced a different version of a bill to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines. The new bill, HB 2947, includes a magazine buyback program, which makes the bill eligible to be considered throughout the session.
If a bill is deemed necessary to consider to complete the budget, it's exempt from deadlines.