(KMBZ) When you register your child for school every year there’s always a big stack of paperwork that needs to be signed, but a new piece of proposed legislation in Missouri would add one more thing to that list.
Senate Bill 124 would require parents or guardians of school children to notify the school district or the governing body of a private or charter school, that he or she owns a firearm within 30 days of enrolling the child in school or becoming the owner of a firearm.
The written notification only needs to include the names of the parent and children and whether or not he or she owns a firearm. They do not need to list what type or how many firearms they own.
Failure to notify the school would be punishable by up to $100. Parents could be charged with negligence if a firearm is brought to school by a child, kills or injures another person with it or commits a crime with it and it’s found that the firearm was not in a secure location or locked. The fine for that would be $1000 plus any other penalties authorized by law.