Washington HB 1786 - Protection Orders


LEAP Forward Position:  Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Revises protection order, no-contact order, and restraining order provisions that include an order to surrender firearms, dangerous weapons, and concealed pistol licenses.


Revises standards and procedures governing protection orders, no-contact orders, and
restraining orders, including standards for when an order may require surrender of
firearms, dangerous weapons, and a concealed pistol license (CPL).

Requires any protection order, no-contact order, or restraining order that includes an
order to surrender firearms, dangerous weapons, and a CPL to be served by a law
enforcement officer.

Establishes a procedure for surrender of firearms, dangerous weapons, and any CPL
to law enforcement and authorizes courts to issue a warrant to seize firearms and
dangerous weapons where there is probable cause to believe the respondent has failed
to comply with the order.

Makes it Unlawful Possession of a Firearm when a respondent possesses a firearm in
violation of a qualifying order that meets certain criteria, regardless of whether the
order involves intimate partners