Here they are:
SB 785 Firearms; use in commission of crime, civil liability.
Use of firearm in commission of crime; civil liability. Provides that a person may be held civilly liable for injury to the person or property of another or for wrongful death resulting from the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime if it can be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm came into the possession of the person who committed the crime because of the failure of the civil defendant to adequately secure the firearm from theft or unauthorized possession.
SB 786 Firearms, lost or stolen; failure to report, civil penalty.
Lost or stolen firearms; failure to report; civil penalty. Creates a $250 civil penalty for the offense of failing to report to law enforcement that a firearm a person owns or lawfully possesses has been lost or stolen.
Both referred to Courts of Justice.
Courts of Justice: Norment (Chairman), Saslaw, Marsh, Howell, Lucas, Edwards, Puller, Obenshain, McDougle, McEachin, Stuart, Vogel, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett
I'd be furious if it happened to me, and you can bet I'd report it to the police. After all, I'd want my property back.
A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.
Member VCDL, NRA
Besides I can't think of to many people who wouldn't file a claim. Its a soft attack on gun owners from what I can tell.
If this passes I may very well go on a boating trip this spring.
"adequately secure" - Is this defined in any statute as related to firearms? Without a clear definition of what constitutes a firearm being "adequately secured" it would be extremely difficult to enforce I would think.
I place my pistol in a biometric single pistol vault bolted to my bedside table. Is this adequate? A criminal could steal the table, crack the safe, and gain access to my pistol in a matter of hours, possibly before I was even able to report the theft. Would I be open to a civil suit under such a statute?
I placed my pistol in my locked glove-box in my locked vehicle behind a locked gate. Is this secure enough?
Any lock can be defeated with enough tools and time, so where do we draw the line as to what's "adequate" and "negligent?"
automatically guilty. if it was "adequately secure" it couldn't be stolen.