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Associated Press, Published March 22 2011

Proposed North Dakota law allows guns in vehicles at work

BISMARCK — Some North Dakota businesses want more restrictions on a proposal to give employees the right to bring guns to work, if they're kept locked in vehicles.

The proposal was introduced because some businesses don't allow guns on company property, including parking lots.

The Senate's Industry, Business and Labor Committee reviewed the bill Tuesday and took no action on it.

It says a business can't prevent workers or customers who legally own a gun from keeping it locked in a car while they're on company property.

The bill doesn't apply to schools, colleges, jails or businesses that work with explosives.

At Tuesday's hearing, business representatives said the bill should also exclude domestic violence shelters, camps for oil field workers, and sites that handle hazardous waste.