The Senate has now concurred with the House version. I think this means it goes to the Governor next for his signature.
Rep. Wooton (the author of the Concealed Carry on Campus bill) added some amendments which clarified the liability exemption for employers, removed the specific penalty one could sue for in civil court if one's employer violated this law (you can still sue, the penalties would be determined in court instead), and gave permission for an employer to require that guns stored in your car have to be hidden from view or locked in a lock-box (not the same lock-box that Al Gore used to go on and on about ). He also narrowed the exception clause so that an employer could prohibit car storage if
access is restricted or limited through the use of a fence, gate, security station, signage, or other means of restricting or limiting general public access onto the parking area, and if one of the following conditions applies:
(a) The employer or business entity provides facilities for the temporary storage ofunloaded firearms.
(b) The employer or business entity provides an alternative parking area reasonablyclose to the main parking area in which employees and other persons may transport or store firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles.
I did not see a start date on this, so I guess it will take effect August 15, 2008, when most new laws take effect.