Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an innkeeper from denying accommodations to persons carrying a firearm, except in cases of unlawful possession or use of the firearm.
Prohibits an innkeeper from denying accommodations to any person who is carrying a firearm, whereas existing law allowed an innkeeper to deny accommodations to such persons (Sec. 3).
Defines "accommodation" as a room, apartment, suite, or similar space in a lodging establishment that is provided for sleeping and can be rented independently (Sec. 2).
Exempts innkeepers from the provisions of this act if the person bringing a firearm onto the accommodations possesses that firearm illegally or is using it unlawfully (Sec. 3).
Specifies that if a person brings a firearm onto the accommodations of a lodging establishment, the innkeeper is not criminally or civilly liable for any injury, damage to property, or loss that results from the presence of that firearm (Sec. 3).
Specifies that innkeepers may be held criminally or civilly liable if they intentionally aid the person with a firearm in discharging the firearm while on the premises of the lodging establishment (Sec. 3).
This bill takes effect on May 10, 2011, with the exception of the definition of accommodations, which takes effect on July 1, 2011 (Sec. 4).