Background Check Advisory Board, Washington

The primary purpose of the board is to ensure that the Washington State Patrol firearms background check unit established in section 1 of this act is administered efficiently and effectively, and in a manner that honors individual firearms rights while preventing prohibited persons from obtaining firearms.
Board Website
Policy AreaPublic Safety
Governor Appointments6
Total Board Positions6
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.43.590
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationMembers of the board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term LimitsNone
Member Requirements: The Board shall consist of the following members, appointed by the governor:
(a) The Chief of the Washington state patrol or the Chief's designee;
(b) The Executive Director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs or the Executive Director's designee;
(c) One sheriff;
(d) One police chief;
(e) One person engaged in the business of lawfully selling firearms at retail in this state who holds a federal firearms license under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 923 (a); and
(f) One member of the general public.