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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Senate votes to extend orders to minors


March 13, 2019

The Washington State Senate voted to extend Extreme Risk Protection Orders to minors in a bipartisan 43-5 vote last Tuesday.

Senate Bill 5027 extends Extreme Risk Protection Orders or ERPOs to minors. ERPOs are civil court orders that prevent individuals at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms and concealed pistol licenses, temporarily. These protection orders can be filed by family members or law enforcement.

SB 5027 extends ERPOs to children and requires said child’s parents or guardians to be notified. The parents or guardians would be required to safely store any firearms in their home upon notification.

After an extreme risk protection order or ERPO i...

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