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HB 207 - Allowing Guns in Cars While Parked at Work - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Allowing Guns in Cars While Parked at Work

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (36-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Guns in Cars While Parked at Work

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the creation or enforcement of policies prohibiting the storage of firearms in a motor vehicle.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that an individual may transport or store a firearm in a private motor vehicle on any property designated for parking if (Sec. 1):
    • The individual is legally permitted to transport, possess, purchase, receive, transfer, or store the firearm;
    • The firearm is locked securely in the motor vehicle or in a locked container attached to the motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is not occupied; and
    • The firearm is not in plain view from the outside of the motor vehicle.
  • Specifies that any person who violates the requirements of the previous provision may have a civil action brought against them (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that an individual who owns or controls a parking area subject to this bill is not liable in any civil action for any occurrence resulting from, connected with or incidental to the use of a firearm by any person, unless the use of the firearm involves a criminal act by the person who owns or controls the parking area (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the following establishments are exempt from the provisions (Sec. 1):
    • School premises;
    • Government entities; and
    • Religious organizations.

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