HOUSE BILL NO. 1072


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE.


                                                                            C 219 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Representatives Rasmussen, Dorn, Brumsickle, Betrozoff, Rayburn, Fuhrman, Peery, Pruitt, Walker, Valle, Spanel, R.  Meyers, Prentice, Kremen, Rust, Wineberry, Heavey, Rector, Morris, Patrick, Leonard, Basich, Wang, Winsley, P. King, Bowman, G. Fisher, K. Wilson, Miller, Wolfe, Nealey, Brough, Crane, Walk, Schoon, Todd, Phillips and Anderson



Read first time 1/13/89 and referred to Committee on Judiciary.



AN ACT Relating to carrying air guns onto school premises; amending RCW 9.41.280; and prescribing penalties.




        Sec. 1.  Section 4, chapter 47, Laws of 1982 1st ex. sess. and RCW 9.41.280 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) It is unlawful for an elementary or secondary school student under the age of twenty-one knowingly to carry onto public or private elementary or secondary school premises:

          (a) Any firearm; or

          (b) Any dangerous weapon as defined in RCW 9.41.250; or

          (c) Any device commonly known as "nun-chu-ka sticks", consisting of two or more lengths of wood, metal, plastic, or similar substance connected with wire, rope, or other means; or

          (d) Any device, commonly known as "throwing stars", which are multi-pointed, metal objects designed to embed upon impact from any aspect; or

          (e) Any air gun, including any air pistol or air rifle, designed to propel a BB, pellet, or other projectile by the discharge of compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gas.

          (2) Any such student violating subsection (1) of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

          Any violation of subsection (1) of this section constitutes grounds for expulsion.

          (3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:

          (a) Any student of a private military academy; or

          (b) Any student engaged in military activities, sponsored by the federal or state governments while engaged in official duties; or

          (c) Any student who is attending a convention or firearms safety course authorized by school authorities in which the firearms of collectors or instructors are handled or displayed; or

          (d) Any student who possesses nun-chu-ka sticks, throwing stars, or other dangerous weapons to be used in martial arts classes conducted on the school premises; or

          (e) Any student while the student is participating in a firearms or air gun competition approved by the school or school district.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 17, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                             Passed the Senate April 7, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.