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Idaho: “Employer Liability Act” Signed by Governor Otter!

Friday, May 8, 2009

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.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.