IN SB0025 | 2010 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 18-1)
Status: Engrossed on January 25 2010 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2010-02-02 - First reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Prohibits a person (which includes an individual, a corporation, and a governmental entity) from adopting or enforcing a policy or rule that prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting an employee of the person (including a contract employee) from legally possessing a firearm that is locked in the employee's vehicle while the vehicle is in or on the person's property. Excepts possession of a firearm: (1) on school property, on property used by a school for a school function, or on a school bus; (2) on certain child care and shelter facility property; (3) on penal facility property; (4) in violation of federal law; (5) on property belonging to an approved postsecondary educational institution; (6) on property belonging to a domestic violence shelter; and (7) at a person's residence. Provides that a person who, in compliance with the prohibition, does not adopt or enforce such a policy or rule is not liable for resulting injury or damage. Authorizes a civil action for damages, costs, attorney's fees, and injunctive relief to remedy a violation. Deletes an outdated reference.

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Firearms in locked vehicles.



2010-02-02 First reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources
2010-01-26 Senator Steele added as second author
2010-01-26 Senator Steele removed as coauthor
2010-01-26 Senators Leising and M. Young added as coauthors
2010-01-25 Cosponsors: Reps. Koch, Blanton and Ruppel
2010-01-25 House sponsor: Rep. Bischoff
2010-01-25 Referred to the House
2010-01-25 Third reading: passed; Roll Call 32: Yeas 41 and Nays 9
2010-01-21 Senators Buck and Schneider added as coauthors
2010-01-21 Amendment 2 (Tallian), failed; Voice Vote
2010-01-21 Second reading: ordered engrossed
2010-01-14 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
2010-01-12 Senators Steele, Hume, Walker, Paul, Waltz, Waterman, Landske, Delph, Kruse, Stutzman and Head added as coauthors
2010-01-12 Senators Hershman, Charbonneau and Bray added as coauthors
2010-01-05 First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
2010-01-05 Authored by Senator Nugent

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