Several major policy bills
could be moving forward as early as this week. Once the budget
negotiations have concluded, a flood of legislation is expected to
emerge, including important measures such as those listed below. It is
vital that NRA members contact their state legislators to politely
remind them that these are priority bills.
NRA is working hard to pass House Bill 2474,
sponsored by State Representatives John Kavanagh (R-8) and Frank
Antenori (R-30), which would permit law-abiding citizens to keep a
firearm locked in their privately owned vehicle when parked on their
employer’s publicly accessible parking lot. HB2474 could be before the House Committee of the Whole this week. Please contact your State Representatives today and respectfully urge them to support HB2474.
passed, HB2474 would permit a law-abiding individual to store their
firearms in their locked motor vehicle while parked on a publicly
accessible parking lot controlled by their employer or a business they
frequent. This bill will protect your right to keep a firearm in your
car if you choose to hunt or target shoot before or after work. HB2474
would also allow an individual to keep a firearm in their vehicle for
self-defense during their commute to and from work.
Senate Bill 1113,
introduced by State Senator Jack Harper (R-4), would give customers the
right to take handguns into restaurants. Restaurant owners who do not
want firearms in their establishments would be required to post a
sign. SB1113 has been through First Reading and is now awaiting a committee assignment in the Senate.
Senate Bill 1243, sponsored by State Senator Russell Pearce (R-18), would clarify the statutory definition of defensive display of a firearm. SB1243 is also awaiting a Senate committee assignment.