WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
[Filed August 27, 2018, 7:49 a.m., effective September 27, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This permanent rule creates new chapter 446-100 WAC, which provides authority to implement the bump-fire stock buy-back program. This new rule allows a person in possession of a bump-fire stock to relinquish the device to the Washington state patrol in exchange for a monetary payment.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New chapter 446-100 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 43.43
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-15-033 on July 12, 2018.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 27, 2018.
John R. Batiste
Chapter 446-100 WAC
BUMP-FIRE STOCK BUYBACK PROGRAM
The Washington state patrol will establish and administer a bump-fire stock buyback program in accordance with chapter 43.43
For the purpose of these rules, the following words and phrases will have the following meanings:
"Bump-fire stock" means a butt stock designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm with the effect of increasing the rate of fire achievable with the semiautomatic firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm by using the energy from the recoil of the firearm to generate reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.
The buyback program in which the Washington state patrol will pay one hundred fifty dollars to any Washington state resident, excluding gun dealers, who present a bump-fire stock that are in working condition, can be brought to a specified location.
(1) The Washington state patrol will hold events at its facilities throughout the state. These events will be announced on social media and the Washington state patrol web page at www.wsp.wa.gov.
(2) An individual must bring the bump-fire stock as defined in WAC 446-100-015 along with a valid driver's license or any other identification to a scheduled event.
(a) An individual must complete a voucher form provided by the Washington state patrol, with the individual's name and a valid mailing address for payment.
(b) The Washington state patrol will destroy the bump-fire stock and process the voucher form for payment.
(c) The Washington state patrol will issue a check and mail to the name and address on the voucher form.