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H.B. 82 Enrolled






Sponsor: John E. Swallow

                  This act modifies provisions relating to firearms. The act requires that a courthouse or
                  courtroom established as a secure area shall have a firearms storage area for lawfully
                  carried firearms.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      78-7-6, as last amended by Chapter 97, Laws of Utah 1999
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 78-7-6 is amended to read:
                       78-7-6. Rules -- Right to make -- Limitation -- Security.
                      (1) Every court of record may make rules, not inconsistent with law, for its own
                  government and the government of its officers; but such rules must neither impose any tax or
                  charge upon any legal proceeding nor give any allowance to any officer for service.
                      (2) (a) The judicial council may provide, through the rules of judicial administration, for
                  security in or about a courthouse or courtroom, or establish a secure area as prescribed in Section
                  76-8-311.1 .
                      (b) (i) If the council establishes a secure area under Subsection (2)(a), it shall provide a
                  secure firearms storage area on site so that persons with lawfully carried firearms may store them
                  while they are in the secure area.
                      (ii) The entity operating the facility with the secure area shall be responsible for the
                  firearms while they are stored in the storage area referred to in Subsection (2)(b)(i).
                      (iii) The entity may not charge a fee to individuals for storage of their firearms under
                  Subsection (2)(b)(i).
                      (3) (a) Unless authorized by the rules of judicial administration, any person who
                  knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm, ammunition, or dangerous weapon within a secure

                  area established by the judicial council under this section is guilty of a third degree felony.
                      (b) Any person is guilty of violating Section 76-10-306 who transports, possesses,
                  distributes, or sells an explosive, chemical, or incendiary device, as defined by Section 76-10-306 ,
                  within a secure area, established by the Judicial Council under this section.

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