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Texas Bill Would End Parking-Lot Gun Bans

February 12, 2009
Related Topics: Workplace Violence, Miscellaneous Legal Issues, Safety and Workplace Violence, Latest News
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A Texas lawmaker on Monday, February 9, introduced legislation that would prohibit employers from banning firearms in their parking lots.

S.B. 730, introduced by state Sen. Glenn Hegar Jr., would also eliminate employers’ liability for damages in cases involving guns stored in their parking lots, except in instances of gross negligence.

The Austin-based Texas Association of Business has opposed past efforts to allow guns on employer property, arguing that its members need to control their premises to maintain a safe environment for workers.

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