Legislature seeks to ban open carry of weapons on the state Capitol Campus during protests or marches

The Daily Legislative Report for Mon., March 29, 2021

This bill would ban assault weapons on the Capitol Campus
Troy Kirby for The JOLT
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The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature.

House lawmakers debated for six hours on Engrossed Second Senate Bill 5038, which would ban open carry of weapons on the state Capitol Campus during protests or marches.

The bill passed the Senate 28-20 on February 25th, passing the House 57-40 on March 28. The bill’s amendments will now be negotiated by both chambers, with an opportunity to go before the Governor’s office for the opportunity to be signed into law.

For more complete information on any legislation, including sponsors, a synopsis, and fiscal note, visit the Washington State Legislature’s bill information webpage

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