South Dakota: House Judiciary Committee to Hear Employee Protection Legislation on Monday, January 30!

Posted on January 27, 2012

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On Monday, January 30, NRA-backed legislation that would prohibit employers from preventing employees from lawfully storing firearms in their locked personal vehicles will be heard in the state House Judiciary Committee.  Introduced by House Speaker Val Rausch (R-4) and sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson (R-8), House Bill 1132 is one of the NRA’s top priorities in this legislative session. 

On a daily basis, employees have various reasons for carrying a firearm and are often forced to secure that firearm in their vehicle while at work.  Employees, who carry a firearm for self-defense on their commute and those who go hunting or target shooting, either before or after work, should not be faced with the possibility of losing their jobs because of a workplace policy that deprives them of their Second Amendment rights.  HB 1132 seeks only to allow employees to safely store these firearms in their locked personal vehicle, guarantee their fundamental, constitutional rights and remove the fear of being fired. 

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB 1132 and help address this important issue.  To find the committee members and their contact information, please click here.

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