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Bump-fire stock buy-back program. (Expires January 1, 2020.)

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 5954-S.SL) ***
(1) The Washington state patrol shall establish and administer a bump-fire stock buy-back program to allow a person in possession of a bump-fire stock to relinquish the device to the Washington state patrol or a participating local law enforcement agency in exchange for a monetary payment established under this section. The Washington state patrol shall adopt rules to implement the bump-fire stock buy-back program according to the following standards:
(a) The buy-back program must be implemented between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, at locations in regions throughout the state.
(b) The buy-back program must allow an individual to relinquish a bump-fire stock to the Washington state patrol or a local law enforcement agency participating in the program in exchange for a monetary payment of one hundred fifty dollars. The Washington state patrol shall coordinate with local law enforcement agencies in implementing the program.
(c) The Washington state patrol shall establish the method for providing the monetary payment and reimbursing a participating law enforcement agency for payments made to individuals under the buy-back program.
(d) The buy-back program is subject to the availability of funds appropriated for this specific purpose. This section does not create a right or entitlement in a person to receive a monetary payment under the buy-back program.
(e) The Washington state patrol and participating law enforcement agencies shall establish guidelines for the destruction or other disposition of bump-fire stocks relinquished under this section.
(2) This section expires January 1, 2020.
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