Bill Text: IA SF459 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the carrying, transportation, or possession of firearms on real property comprising a person's place of employment. (Formerly SF 213.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-23 - Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. [SF459 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SF459-Introduced.html
Senate File 459 - Introduced SENATE FILE 459 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO SF 213) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the carrying, transportation, or possession 1 of firearms on real property comprising a person’s place of 2 employment. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1077SV (2) 88 mo/rh
S.F. 459 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 724.4D Limitation on employers —— 1 firearms and ammunition. 2 1. For purposes of this section, “employee” includes a 3 contract employee or volunteer. 4 2. An employer shall not prohibit an employee in possession 5 of a permit issued pursuant to section 724.6 or 724.7 from 6 carrying, transporting, or possessing a firearm or ammunition, 7 if the firearm and ammunition are out of sight and inside the 8 locked motor vehicle of the employee on the real property 9 comprising the employee’s place of employment, provided the 10 motor vehicle is parked in a location designated or allowed 11 for employee parking, and if the carrying, transportation, or 12 possession of the firearm or ammunition is otherwise lawful 13 under the laws of this state. 14 3. An employer, owner, or lawful possessor of the property 15 on which the employer is located shall be immune from any 16 claim, cause of action, or lawsuit brought by any person 17 seeking damages that are alleged, directly or indirectly, as a 18 result of any firearm or ammunition brought onto the property 19 of the employer, owner, or lawful possessor by an employee 20 pursuant to this section. 21 EXPLANATION 22 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 23 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 24 This bill provides that an employer shall not prohibit an 25 employee, which includes contract employees and volunteers, 26 who possess a professional or nonprofessional permit to carry 27 weapons from carrying, transporting, or possessing a firearm or 28 ammunition on the real property comprising the employee’s place 29 of employment if the firearm and ammunition are out of sight 30 and inside the locked motor vehicle of the employee, provided 31 the vehicle is parked in a location designated or allowed for 32 employee parking, and if the carrying, transportation, or 33 possession of the firearm or ammunition is otherwise lawful 34 under Iowa law. The bill further provides that an employer, 35 -1- LSB 1077SV (2) 88 mo/rh 1/ 2
S.F. 459 owner, or lawful possessor of the property on which the 1 employer is located is immune from any claim brought by any 2 person seeking damages that are alleged to have been a result 3 of a firearm or ammunition brought onto the property of the 4 employer, owner, or lawful possessor by an employee pursuant 5 to the bill. 6 -2- LSB 1077SV (2) 88 mo/rh 2/ 2
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