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Governor Jindal Signs Worker Protection Bill (SB 51) Into Law

Sunday, July 6, 2008

On July 2, 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal signed Senate Bill 51 into law.

SB 51 allows all law-abiding employees, invitees, and customers to keep firearms locked in their vehicles while parked on publicly accessible parking lots, unless state or federal law already prohibits the possession of firearms on the premises, or the vehicle in question is company-owned or leased. While SB 51 primarily affects parking lots that are accessible to the general public, businesses which provide secure parking for its customers or employees (parking that is inaccessible to the general public) must also provide storage facilities, such as lockers, for their customers or employees to temporarily place their firearms, or provide alternative parking for customers or employees who wish to transport and store firearms in their private motor vehicles. That alternative parking area must be reasonably close to the secure parking area.  SB 51, now ACT 684, is effective 8/15/2008.

Please thank Governor Jindal for signing this critical bill into law. You may contact the governor by clicking here

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