SB 372 Provides that state employees can keep firearms in their vehicles on state property and modifies provisions related to training requirements for concealed carry endorsements
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 1413S.04I Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 4/9/2013 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 372 - Under this act, the state may not prohibit a state employee from having a firearm in his or her vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked, the firearm is not visible, and the employee is conducting activities within the scope of his or her employment.

Under current law, applicants for a concealed carry endorsement must submit a certificate of completion for a firearms safety course to the county sheriff. This act requires the applicant to also provide to the sheriff a notarized copy of a document proving the identity of the safety course instructor and copies of the instructor's certification. This act also requires the instructor to provide each applicant with a notarized copy of a document proving his or her identity and copies of any certification. In addition, instructors must be Missouri residents.

Current law contains a grandfather clause for training certificates issued on or before August 27, 2011. Such certificates only must comply with the laws in effect when the certificate was issued. This act extends the grandfather clause to cover training certificates issued on or before August 27, 2013.

Under current law, it is a Class A misdemeanor for an instructor to provide false information to a sheriff regarding an applicant's training or qualification. This act makes the offense a Class D felony and bars instructors found guilty of such offense from ever being qualified as an instructor again.

This act contains a provision that is identical to a provision of the truly agreed to and finally passed SCS/HB 533 (2013).

MEGHAN LUECKE