On Thursday, April 16, House Bill 287 passed the Senate State Affairs Committee by a 4-3 vote and will now be sent to the Senate Floor.
HB 287, the “Employer Liability Act,” sponsored by State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-33), would remove an employer’s liability for any accident related to a lawfully stored firearm, if the employer adopts a policy allowing its employees to keep firearms locked in their vehicles while parked on company property. If the employer were to institute a policy that prohibits employees from storing lawfully owned firearms in their private vehicles while at work, the employer could still be held liable.
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House Bill 194, the “Idaho Sport Shooting Immunities Act (IDSSIA),” encourages people to volunteer at shooting ranges as range officers, by providing range officers with liability protection.