SB 225
Creates provisions relating to the liability of businesses prohibiting firearms on the premises
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/22/2023 - Voted Do Pass S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 225 - This act provides that any business that elects to prohibit the possession of firearms on its premises shall assume custodial responsibility for the safety of any person authorized to carry firearms while on the premises of the business. This includes the explicit duty to guard such persons against criminal or harmful acts committed by a third party, including trespassers, employees, customers, or other invitees of the business.

If a person authorized to carry a firearms suffers bodily injury death, or other property damage, the person shall have a cause of action against the business. The plaintiff shall be entitled to actual damages, attorney's fees, and other court costs if he or she proves by the preponderance of the evidence that the business's prohibition of firearms was the proximate cause of the damages. The plaintiff has two years from the date of the damage to bring a claim.

Finally, a business shall have immunity from liability if the business elects to allow invitees and employees to lawfully possess firearms on its premises.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2538 (2022).



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