This past Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Legislative Bill 785, but took no action. Another hearing for LB 785 could be held as early as next Wednesday, February 29. We will keep you informed on any new updates regarding LB 785.
LB 785, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), would allow the transportation and storage of firearms in locked personal vehicles while on publicly-accessible parking lots. Employees, who carry a firearm for self-defense on their commute and those who go hunting or target shooting, either before or after work, should not be faced with the possibility of losing their jobs because of a workplace policy that deprives them of their Second Amendment rights. LB 785 would allow employees to safely store these firearms in their locked personal vehicle, guaranteeing their fundamental, constitutional rights and removing the fear of being fired.
Please continue to call AND e-mail members of the Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support LB 785. Contact information can be found below.
Senator Brad Ashford (20), Chairman
Senator Colby Coash (27)
Senator Brenda Council (11)
Senator Burke J. Harr (8)
Senator Tyson Larson (40)
Senator Steve Lathrop (12)