SB 0074 Storage of Firearms/Firearms Education
Committee:CIVILR Number:S0111.02I
Last Action:01/18/95 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1994
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Current Bill Summary

SB 74 - This act adds new provisions relating to storage of firearms and firearm safety education.

A person commits the crime of criminal storage of a firearm in the first degree (Class D felony) if:

1) He leaves a loaded firearm in a place under his control,

2) Has reason to believe that a child age fourteen or younger is likely to obtain the firearm without permission of a parent or guardian, and

3) The child obtains the firearm and causes serious physical injury or death to himself or any other person.

The person commits this crime in the second degree (Class A misdemeanor) if lesser injury occurs or the child exhibits the firearm in a public place.

A person has a defense to this crime if:

1) The child illegally enters the premises or

2) A reasonable person would believe the firearm is secured, or

3) The child obtains or discharges the firearm in self- defense.

Also, the Department of Public Safety shall implement a public education program on firearm safety.