43.43.912  <<  43.43.920 >>   43.43.930

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

(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 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 a Washington resident to relinquish up to five bump-fire stocks as provided in subsection (2) of this section in exchange for a monetary payment of one hundred fifty dollars.
(c) The Washington state patrol shall establish the method for providing the monetary 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. The program must be operated on a first-come, first-served basis and no payments may be made that would require the Washington state patrol to exceed the amount appropriated in section 2, chapter 9, Laws of 2019.
(e) The Washington state patrol shall establish guidelines for the destruction or other disposition of bump-fire stocks relinquished under this section.
(2) A Washington resident may obtain payment for relinquishing up to five bump-fire stocks by taking one of the following actions:
(a) By relinquishing an operable or inoperable bump-fire stock to the Washington state patrol before the effective date of any federal law or rule that prohibits possession of bump-fire stocks or June 30, 2019, whichever is earlier; or
(b) No later than June 30, 2019, by providing the Washington state patrol with a receipt or statement from the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives, or a Washington law enforcement agency, that a bump-fire stock was relinquished to the agency before the effective date of any federal law or rule that prohibits possession of bump-fire stocks.
(3) This section expires January 1, 2020.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 9: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [March 14, 2019]." [ 2019 c 9 § 3.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group