Washington HB 1315 - Concealed Pistol Licenses

Washington HB 1315

by Rep. John Lovick (D) with Reps. Laurie Jinkins (D), Cindy Ryu (D), Tana Senn (D), Roger Goodman (D), Christine Kilduff (D), Steve Bergquist (D), Shelley Kloba (D), Derek Stanford (D), Lauren Davis (D), Amy Whalen (D), Gary Pollet (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

(6) An applicant for a concealed pistol license must submit to the licensing authority:
(a) A completed license application as provided in subsection (7) of this section;
(b) A complete set of fingerprints to be forwarded to the Washington state patrol;
(c) At the request of the licensing authority, a photograph of the applicant;
(d) Evidence of handgun proficiency as provided in section 2 of this act; and
(e) The licensing fee as provided in subsections 11 through 14 of this section.

(7)(a) An application for a concealed pistol license must include the applicant’s:
(i) Full name and place and date of birth;
(ii) Residential address;
(iii) Telephone number and email address, at the option of the applicant;
(iv) Driver’s license number or state identification card number if used for identification in applying for the license;
(v) Physical description; and
(vi) Signature.

(c) The application shall contain questions about the applicant’s eligibility under RCW 9.41.040 and federal law to possess a pistol, the applicant’s place of birth, and whether the applicant is a United States citizen. If the applicant is not a United States citizen, the applicant must provide the applicant’s country of citizenship, United States issued alien number or admission number, and the basis on which the applicant claims to be exempt from federal prohibitions on firearm possession by aliens. The applicant shall not be required to produce a birth certificate or other evidence of citizenship. A person who is not a citizen of the United States shall, if applicable, meet the additional requirements of RCW 9.41.173 and produce proof of compliance with RCW 9.41.173 upon application.

(8)(a) A concealed pistol license shall be issued in triplicate or in a form prescribed by the department of licensing and may include a photograph of the licensee. The original shall be delivered to the licensee, the duplicate shall within seven days be sent to the director of licensing and the triplicate shall be preserved for six years, by the authority issuing the license.

(9) The application and license shall contain a warning substantially as follows:
CAUTION: Although state and local laws do not differ, federal law and state law on the possession of firearms differ. If you are prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, you may be prosecuted in federal court. A state license is not a defense to a federal prosecution.