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First Substitute H.B. 219

Representative J. Morgan Philpot proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: J. Morgan Philpot

             5      This act modifies provisions related to Firearm Fees. The act provides that the Law
             6      Enforcement and Technical Services Division or its designated agent may not charge a fee
             7      for issuing a concealed weapons permit. The act provides an effective date.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          53-5-706, as last amended by Chapter 12, Laws of Utah 1994
             11          53-5-707, as last amended by Chapters 120 and 227, Laws of Utah 1999
             12          53-10-202.5, as enacted by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 1999
             13      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             14          Section 1. Section 53-5-706 is amended to read:
             15           53-5-706. Permit -- Fingerprints transmitted to division -- Report from division.
             16          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2), the fingerprints of each applicant shall be
             17      taken on two copies of forms prescribed by the division and shall be forwarded to the division.
             18          (b) Upon receipt of the fingerprints [and the fee prescribed in Section 53-5-707 ], the
             19      division shall conduct a search of its files for criminal history information pertaining to the
             20      applicant, and shall request the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a similar search through
             21      its files.
             22          (c) The division shall promptly furnish the forwarding licensing authority a report of all
             23      data and information pertaining to any applicant of which there is a record in its office, or of which
             24      a record is found in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
             25          (d) A permit may not be issued by any licensing authority until receipt of the report from

             26      the division.
             27          (2) If the permit applicant has previously applied to the same licensing authority for a
             28      permit to carry concealed firearms and the applicant's fingerprints [and fee] have been previously
             29      forwarded within one year to the division, the licensing authority shall note the previous
             30      identification numbers and other data which would provide positive identification in the files of
             31      the division on the copy of any subsequent permit submitted to the division in accordance with this
             32      section, and no additional application form[,] or fingerprints[, or fee] are required.
             33          Section 2. Section 53-5-707 is amended to read:
             34           53-5-707. Permit -- Fees.
             35          [(1) Each applicant] The division or its designated agent may not charge a fee for a permit
             36      [shall pay a fee of $35 at the time of filing an application. The initial fee shall be waived for an
             37      applicant who is a law enforcement officer under Section 53-13-103 ] required under this part to
             38      carry a concealed firearm.
             39          [(2) The renewal fee for the permit is $10.]
             40          [(3) The replacement fee for the permit is $10.]
             41          [(4) The late fee for the renewal permit is $7.50.]
             42          [(5) All fees shall promptly be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the General
             43      Fund.]
             44          [(6) The division may collect any fees charged by an outside agency for additional services
             45      required by statute as a prerequisite for issuance of a permit. The division shall promptly forward
             46      any fees collected to the appropriate agency.]
             47          Section 3. Section 53-10-202.5 is amended to read:
             48           53-10-202.5. Bureau services -- Fees.
             49          The bureau shall collect fees for the following services:
             50          (1) applicant fingerprint card as determined by Section 53-10-108 ;
             51          (2) bail enforcement licensing as determined by Section 53-11-115 ;
             52          [(3) concealed firearm permit as determined by Section 53-5-707 ;]
             53          [(4)] (3) expungement certificate of eligibility as determined by Section 77-18-11 ;
             54          [(5)] (4) firearm purchase background check as determined by Section 76-10-526 ;
             55          [(6)] (5) name check as determined by Section 53-10-108 ;
             56          [(7)] (6) private investigator licensing as determined by Section 53-9-111 ; and

             57          [(8)] (7) right of access as determined by Section 53-10-108 .
             58          Section 4. Effective date.
             59          This act takes effect on July 1, 2002.

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