(1) When a designated crisis responder files a petition for initial detention under
RCW 71.05.150 or 71.05.153 on the grounds that the person presents a likelihood of serious harm, the petition
shall include a copy of the person's driver's license or identicard or comparable
information such as their name, address, and date of birth. If the person is not subsequently committed for involuntary treatment under RCW 71.05.240, the court shall forward within three business days of the probable cause hearing
a copy of the person's driver's license or identicard, or comparable information,
along with the date of release from the facility, to the department of licensing and
to the state patrol, who shall forward the information to the national instant criminal
background check system index, denied persons file, created by the federal Brady handgun
violence prevention act (P.L. 103-159). Upon expiration of the six-month period during which the person's right to possess
a firearm is suspended as provided in RCW 71.05.182, the Washington state patrol shall forward to the national instant criminal background
check system index, denied persons file, notice that the person's right to possess
a firearm has been restored.
(2) Upon receipt of the information provided for by subsection (1) of this section,
the department of licensing shall determine if the detained person has a concealed
pistol license. If the person does have a concealed pistol license, the department of licensing
shall immediately notify the license-issuing authority, which, upon receipt of such
notification, shall immediately suspend the license for a period of six months from
the date of the person's release from the facility.
(3) A person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm by reason of having been
detained under RCW 71.05.150 or 71.05.153 may, upon discharge, petition the superior court to have his or her right to possess
a firearm restored before the six-month suspension period has elapsed by following
the procedures provided in RCW 9.41.047(3).
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