Sponsored by Senator Kohl-Welles, SB 5710 states that a person is guilty of reckless endangerment if he or she leaves a loaded firearm in a location where he or she should reasonably know that a child is likely to gain access, and a child does obtain access. This does not apply if the firearm is secured in a locked box, gun safe, other secure locked storage space, or secured with a lock or any device that prevents it from discharging. It also does not apply if the child’s access to the firearm is supervised by an adult or was obtained as a result of an unlawful entry.
SB 5710 was referred to the Senate Law and Justice Committee, but was never scheduled for a hearing. Therefore, the bill died.