SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 1778
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
5811H.02C D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 571, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to firearms restrictions in landlord-tenant agreements.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 571.510, to read as follows:
571.510. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no lessor utilizing public funds shall prohibit a lessee from possessing firearms within an individual residence or from carrying or transporting firearms to and from such residence in a manner allowed by law. Any provision of a lease or oral agreement between a lessor and lessee in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable.
2. No lessor utilizing public funds shall be liable in tort or any other civil action for damages caused by a lessee’s possession or use of a firearm on property owned by the lessor, unless the lessor violated section 571.060 or otherwise caused the lessee to engage in any unsafe or illegal actions with a firearm.