Labor Code Subchapter GA
52.061. Restriction on Prohibiting Employee Access to or Storage of Firearm or Ammunition.
A public or private employer may not prohibit an employee who holds a license to carry a
concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who otherwise lawfully possesses
a firearm, or who lawfully possesses ammunition from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition the
employee is authorized by law to possess in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking
garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees.
I think I know the answer, but I'm hoping there is either more to it, or I'm misinterpreting it.
I ride a motor cycle to work. My employer posts a non-conforming, "gun-buster" sign. There is also notice in the employee hand book that employees may not have a gun on the premises. We are required to sign the last page of the book stating that we have read it and will comply with it.
On those rare days when I take the pickup, the gun stays in the truck. No problem. But if I were to carry on my person while on the bike, then move the gun to the locked trunk after reaching work, would I be in violation? My concern is the short period of time between when I pull into the parking lot with the weapon in my holster and when I dismount the bike and transfer the gun to the trunk. Durring that time, it is not locked in my vehicle.