Firearms on the Capitol Grounds or within Capitol Buildings

Effective Date: 5/7/2012
Policy Number 02-89

Pursuant to the authority granted Facility Management under NDCC 54-21-18 and in compliance with NDCC 62.1-02-05 , no person, except for law enforcement and military personnel, shall be in possession of a firearm as defined in NDCC 62.1-01-01 (3) while on the Capitol grounds or in any building on the Capitol grounds without prior written approval and authorization from North Dakota Highway Patrol.

In compliance with NDCC 62.1-02-13 a public or private employer may not: prohibit any customer, employee, or invitee from possessing any legally owned firearm, if the firearm is lawfully possessed and locked inside or locked to a private motor vehicle in a parking lot and if the customer, employee, or invitee is lawfully in the area.

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