On Thursday, June 9, Governor Brad Henry (D) signed into law House Bill 1243, providing employers and employees legal protection if a gun is taken from an employee`s vehicle and used to commit a crime. HB 1243 also provides a means of civilly enforcing the existing statute, which prohibits an employer from banning the lawful storage of firearms in an employee`s locked vehicle. For further details of this measure, please visit www.lsb.state.ok.us.
A special thank you goes out to Governor Henry for his support of the bill, and to Representative Greg Piatt (R-48) for his dedication and persistence. We would also like to thank Senator Jay Paul Gumm (D-6), the Senate sponsor, with final thanks to Speaker Todd Hiett (R-29) and Senate Pro Tempore Mike Morgan (D-21), for bringing the bill to the floor for its final vote.