Status Summary

SB 5485 was referred to the Senate Law and Justice Committee, but was never scheduled for a hearing. Therefore, the bill died.

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Sen. Kline

Sponsored by Sen. Kline, SB 5485 states that a person, who with criminal negligence, stores or leaves a loaded firearm in or on a premise or vehicle under his or her control in such a manner that permits a child to gain access to the loaded firearm is guilty of allowing unauthorized firearm access to a child.  It is an affirmative defense that:  the person was carrying the firearm on his or her body; the child obtained access to the firearm as a result of unlawful entry by any person; or any injury resulted from a target, sport shooting, or hunting accident.  It is a misdemeanor if a person leaves a loaded firearm on a premise/vehicle and a child gains access and possesses or exhibits it without supervision:  in a public place; or in a criminally negligent manner.   It is a class C felony if a child gains access to the loaded firearm and uses it to inflict injury or death upon himself or herself or any other person.