Utah HB 190 - Liability of Firearm Custodian
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses, so as to revise provisions for the carrying of weapons in judicial courts by weapons carry license holders; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disposition of property seized; to amend Article 4 of Chapter 2 of Title 38 of the O.C.G.A., relating to active duty powers; to amend Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to waiver of sovereign immunity as to actions ex contractu and state tort claims; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding liability of owners and occupiers of land; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Relative to making firearm owners civilly liable for damage caused by lost or stolen firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Action against parents for minor knowingly possessing a firearm on school property; civil liability. Creates a civil cause of action against the parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis of a minor for injury to the person or property of another or for wrongful death resulting from the minor knowingly possessing a firearm on school property if it can be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the minor came into possession of such firearm because of the failure of the civil defendant to reasonably secure the firearm. The bill provides that any recovery from the parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis of such minor shall not preclude full recovery from such minor, except to the amount of recovery from such parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis.