On Friday, May 1, House Bill 287 was signed into law by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (R). HB 287, the “Employer Liability Act,” sponsored by State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-33), will remove an employer’s liability for any accident related to a lawfully-stored firearm, provided employer does not adopt a policy prohibiting its employees from keeping their 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, they will still be held liable.
Thank you to all those who contacted their state legislators during this process and be sure to check your e-mail and www.NRAILA.org for updates throughout the year.