HB 1612 - DIGEST

Requires firearm offenders to register with the county sheriff.

Requires the county sheriff to forward registration information, photographs, and fingerprints to the Washington state patrol.

Requires the Washington state patrol to maintain a central registry of firearm offenders.

Creates the crime of failure to register as a firearm offender.

Adds definitions for "firearm offense" and "firearm offender" for purposes of chapter 9.41 RCW (firearms and dangerous weapons).

Exempts the central registry of firearms offenders from public inspection and copying under the public records act.