1143-S2 AMH CORR ADAM 047


2SHB 1143 - H AMD TO H AMD (H-1620.4/23) 422

By Representative Corry

NOT ADOPTED 03/07/2023

On page 1, line 28 of the striking amendment, after "requirements" strike "((or)) and time periods" and insert "((or time periods))"

On page 10, beginning on line 22 of the striking amendment, after "until the" strike all material through "initiated.))" on line 39 and insert "((earlier of:

(a) The)) results of all required background checks are known and the purchaser or transferee (((i))) (1) is not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal or state law and (((ii))) (2) does not have a voluntary waiver of firearm rights currently in effect((; or

(b) Ten business days have elapsed from the date the licensed dealer requested the background check. However, for sales and transfers of pistols if the purchaser or transferee does not have a valid permanent Washington driver's license or state identification card or has not been a resident of the state for the previous consecutive ninety days, then the time period in this subsection shall be extended from ten business days to sixty days.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a licensed dealer may not deliver a semiautomatic assault rifle to a purchaser or transferee until ten business days have elapsed from the date of the purchase application or, in the case of a transfer, ten business days have elapsed from the date a background check is initiated.))"

EFFECT:   Removes the 10-day waiting period that applies to all firearm purchases or transfers, so that a dealer may transfer any firearm upon completion of a background check indicating that the purchaser is eligible to possess a firearm.

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