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