On April 15, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 411, a parking lot/employee protection reform also known as the “Parking Lot 2.0” bill.
Authored by state Senator and NRA Board Member Johnny Nugent (R-43) and co-authored by state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49), this employee protection expansion legislation prevents workplace discrimination for those employees who exercise their Second Amendment rights before and after work. Under the new law, businesses and employers are barred from requiring employees to disclose information about their private firearm ownership habits, what firearms or ammunition they own or transport in their vehicle, as well as prohibiting forced vehicle searches and the registration of employee firearm serial numbers.
This follow-up bill to last year’s parking lot/employee protection battle sailed through the state Senate and House of Representatives without serious opposition. It passed the state Senate by a 38 to 10 vote, while the state House overwhelmingly approved the bill by an 80 to 17 vote.
The “Parking Lot 2.0” bill was sponsored in the Indiana House by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) and cosponsored by state Representatives Woody Burton (R-58) and David Cheatham (R-69).
The law goes into effect on July 1.