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First Substitute S.B. 48

Representative Stephen H. Urquhart proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
UNIFORM FIREARM LAWS

             2     
2004 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Michael G. Waddoups

             5     
             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill modifies the State Affairs in General title in recognizing the need to provide
             9      uniform civil and criminal firearm laws throughout the state.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    reflects current provisions in the Criminal Code that recognize the reservation of
             13      authority with the state to regulate firearms; and
             14          .    provides, in conjunction with current state criminal law, that a local authority or
             15      entity may not enact, establish, or enforce any ordinance, regulation, rule, or policy
             16      pertaining to firearms that inhibits or restricts the possession or use of firearms on
             17      either public or private property, unless specifically authorized by the Legislature by
             18      statute.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          63-98-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953



             26          63-98-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27     
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 63-98-101 is enacted to read:
             30     
CHAPTER 98. FIREARM LAWS

             31          63-98-101. Title.
             32          This chapter is known as "Firearm Laws."
             33          Section 2. Section 63-98-102 is enacted to read:
             34          63-98-102. Uniform firearm laws.
             35          (1) The individual right to keep and bear arms being a constitutionally protected right
             36      under Article I, Section 6 of the Utah Constitution, the Legislature finds the need to provide
             37      uniform civil and criminal firearm laws throughout the state.
             38          (2) Except as specifically provided by state law, a local authority or state entity may
             39      not:
             40          (a) prohibit an individual from owning, possessing, purchasing, selling, transferring,
             41      transporting, or keeping a firearm at the individual's place of residence, property, business, or
             42      in any vehicle lawfully in the individual's possession or lawfully under the individual's control;
             43      or
             44          (b) require an individual to have a permit or license to purchase, own, possess,
             45      transport, or keep a firearm.
             46          (3) In conjunction with Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons, this section is uniformly
             47      applicable throughout this state and in all its political subdivisions and municipalities.
             48          (4) All authority to regulate firearms is reserved to the state except where the
             49      Legislature specifically delegates responsibility to local authorities or state entities.
             50          (5) Unless specifically authorized by the Legislature by statute, a local authority or
             51      state entity may not enact, establish, or enforce any ordinance, regulation, rule, or policy
             52      pertaining to firearms that in any way inhibits or restricts the possession or use of firearms on
             53      either public or private property.
             54          (6) As used in this section:
             55          (a) "firearm" has the same meaning as defined in Subsection 76-10-501 (9); and
             56          (b) "local authority or state entity" includes public school districts, public schools, and


             57      state institutions of higher education.
             58          (7) Nothing in this section restricts or expands private property rights.


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