Introduced House Bill (H) 1
Authored by: Rep. Jim Lucas
Co-Authors: Rep. Sean Eberhart, Rep. Heath VanNatter, Rep. Timothy Harman, Rep. David Ober, Rep. Ben Smaltz, Rep. Thomas Washburne, Rep. Terry Goodin, Rep. Mike Speedy
Possession of firearms. Makes knowingly or intentionally possessing a firearm: (1) in or on school property; (2) in or on property that is not school property and is being used by a school for a school function; or (3) on a school bus; a Class A misdemeanor instead of a Level 6 felony. Provides that for purposes of the law concerning possession of firearms on school property: (1) school property means a building or other structure owned or rented by a school that is being used exclusively by the school for a school function and does not include grounds adjacent to and owned ... or rented in common with the building or other structure; (2) property that is not school property that is being used for a school function if the property is being used exclusively by a school for a school function, the property is not accessible to the general public during the school function, and a notice is conspicuously posted at each entrance to the property that states that the property is being used by a school for a school function; and (3) the law does not apply to a person who may legally possess a firearm and possesses a firearm that is locked in the trunk of the person's motor vehicle, kept in the glove compartment of the person's locked motor vehicle, or stored out of plain sight in the person's locked motor vehicle. Removes a provision from the law concerning firearms in locked vehicles that allows a person to adopt a policy or rule that prohibits an employee of the person from possessing a firearm or ammunition in or on school property, in or on property that is being used by a school for a school function, or on a school bus in violation of: (1) student discipline laws concerning possession of firearms; or (2) the law concerning possession of firearms on school property and school buses. Specifies that the law concerning firearms in locked vehicles does not prohibit an employer from prohibiting an employee from possessing a firearm or ammunition at the employer's residence.