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Third Substitute S.B. 24

Senator Mark B. Madsen proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

House Sponsor: Aaron Tilton

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions of the Utah Criminal Code dealing with the possession
             10      and carrying of weapons.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the definition of "securely encased";
             14          .    creates residence and property exceptions to the criminal penalty provisions for
             15      carrying a concealed firearm, without having a concealed firearm permit; and
             16          .    allows for the possession of a loaded firearm, concealed firearm, and loaded and
             17      concealed firearm at a person's place of residence or on the person's real property.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          76-10-501, as last amended by Chapter 111, Laws of Utah 2001
             25          76-10-504, as last amended by Chapter 2, Laws of Utah 2005

             26          76-10-511, as last amended by Chapter 234, Laws of Utah 1993
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 76-10-501 is amended to read:
             30           76-10-501. Definitions.
             31          As used in this part:
             32          (1) (a) "Antique firearm" means any firearm:
             33          (i) (A) with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system;
             34      and
             35          (B) that was manufactured in or before 1898; or
             36          (ii) that is a replica of any firearm described in this Subsection (1)(a), if the replica:
             37          (A) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed
             38      ammunition; or
             39          (B) uses rimfire or centerfire fixed ammunition which is:
             40          (I) no longer manufactured in the United States; and
             41          (II) is not readily available in ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
             42          (iii) (A) that is a muzzle loading rifle, shotgun, or pistol; and
             43          (B) is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and cannot use fixed
             44      ammunition.
             45          (b) "Antique firearm" does not include:
             46          (i) any weapon that incorporates a firearm frame or receiver;
             47          (ii) any firearm that is converted into a muzzle loading weapon; or
             48          (iii) any muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition
             49      by replacing the:
             50          (A) barrel;
             51          (B) bolt;
             52          (C) breechblock; or
             53          (D) any combination of Subsection (1)(b)(iii)(A), (B), or (C).
             54          (2) (a) "Concealed dangerous weapon" means a dangerous weapon that is covered,
             55      hidden, or secreted in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence and is readily
             56      accessible for immediate use.

             57          (b) A dangerous weapon shall not be considered a concealed dangerous weapon if it is a
             58      firearm which is unloaded and is securely encased.
             59          (3) "Criminal history background check" means a criminal background check
             60      conducted by a licensed firearms dealer on every purchaser of a handgun through the division
             61      or the local law enforcement agency where the firearms dealer conducts business.
             62          (4) "Curio or relic firearm" means any firearm that:
             63          (a) is of special interest to a collector because of a quality that is not associated with
             64      firearms intended for:
             65          (i) sporting use;
             66          (ii) use as an offensive weapon; or
             67          (iii) use as a defensive weapon;
             68          (b) (i) was manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date; and
             69          (ii) is not a replica of a firearm described in Subsection (4)(b)(i);
             70          (c) is certified by the curator of a municipal, state, or federal museum that exhibits
             71      firearms to be a curio or relic of museum interest;
             72          (d) derives a substantial part of its monetary value:
             73          (i) from the fact that the firearm is:
             74          (A) novel;
             75          (B) rare; or
             76          (C) bizarre; or
             77          (ii) because of the firearm's association with an historical:
             78          (A) figure;
             79          (B) period; or
             80          (C) event; and
             81          (e) has been designated as a curio or relic firearm by the director of the United States
             82      Treasury Department Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms under 27 C.F.R. Sec. 178.11.
             83          (5) (a) "Dangerous weapon" means any item that in the manner of its use or intended
             84      use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. The following factors shall be used in
             85      determining whether a knife, or any other item, object, or thing not commonly known as a
             86      dangerous weapon is a dangerous weapon:
             87          (i) the character of the instrument, object, or thing;

             88          (ii) the character of the wound produced, if any;
             89          (iii) the manner in which the instrument, object, or thing was used; and
             90          (iv) the other lawful purposes for which the instrument, object, or thing may be used.
             91          (b) "Dangerous weapon" does not include any explosive, chemical, or incendiary
             92      device as defined by Section 76-10-306 .
             93          (6) "Dealer" means every person who is licensed under crimes and criminal procedure,
             94      18 U.S.C. 923 and engaged in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring a
             95      handgun, whether the person is a retail or wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or otherwise.
             96          (7) "Division" means the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division of
             97      the Department of Public Safety, created in Section 53-10-103 .
             98          (8) "Enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
             99          (9) (a) "Firearm" means a pistol, revolver, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, rifle or
             100      sawed-off rifle, or any device that could be used as a dangerous weapon from which is expelled
             101      a projectile by action of an explosive.
             102          (b) As used in Sections 76-10-526 and 76-10-527 , "firearm" does not include an
             103      antique firearm.
             104          (10) "Firearms transaction record form" means a form created by the division to be
             105      completed by a person purchasing, selling, or transferring a handgun from a dealer in the state.
             106          (11) "Fully automatic weapon" means any firearm which fires, is designed to fire, or
             107      can be readily restored to fire, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading by a
             108      single function of the trigger.
             109          (12) (a) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded
             110      or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged, the length of
             111      which, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches.
             112          (b) As used in Sections 76-10-520 , 76-10-521 , and 76-10-522 , "handgun" and "pistol
             113      or revolver" do not include an antique firearm.
             114          (13) "House of worship" means a church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other
             115      building set apart primarily for the purpose of worship in which religious services are held and
             116      the main body of which is kept for that use and not put to any other use inconsistent with its
             117      primary purpose.
             118          (14) "Prohibited area" means any place where it is unlawful to discharge a firearm.

             119          (15) "Readily accessible for immediate use" means that a firearm or other dangerous
             120      weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can
             121      be retrieved and used as readily as if carried on the person.
             122          (16) "Residence" means an improvement to real property used or occupied as a primary
             123      or secondary residence.
             124          (17) "Sawed-off shotgun" or "sawed-off rifle" means a shotgun having a barrel or
             125      barrels of fewer than 18 inches in length, or in the case of a rifle, having a barrel or barrels of
             126      fewer than 16 inches in length, or any dangerous weapon made from a rifle or shotgun by
             127      alteration, modification, or otherwise, if the weapon as modified has an overall length of fewer
             128      than 26 inches.
             129          (18) "Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as held
             130      in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked, or in a trunk or other
             131      storage area of a motor vehicle[, not including a glove box or console box].
             132          (19) "State entity" means each department, commission, board, council, agency,
             133      institution, officer, corporation, fund, division, office, committee, authority, laboratory, library,
             134      unit, bureau, panel, or other administrative unit of the state.
             135          (20) "Violent felony" means the same as defined in Section 76-3-203.5 .
             136          Section 2. Section 76-10-504 is amended to read:
             137           76-10-504. Carrying concealed dangerous weapon -- Penalties.
             138          (1) Except as provided in Section 76-10-503 and in Subsections (2) and (3):
             139          (a) a person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon, as defined in Section
             140      76-10-501 , which is not a firearm on his person or one that is readily accessible for immediate
             141      use which is not securely encased, as defined in this part, in a place other than his residence,
             142      property, or business under his control is guilty of a class B misdemeanor; and
             143          (b) a person without a valid concealed firearm permit who carries a concealed
             144      dangerous weapon which is a firearm and that contains no ammunition, in a place other than
             145      the person's residence or property, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, but if the firearm
             146      contains ammunition the person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             147          (2) A person who carries concealed a sawed-off shotgun or a sawed-off rifle is guilty of
             148      a second degree felony.
             149          (3) If the concealed firearm is used in the commission of a violent felony as defined in

             150      Section 76-3-203.5 , and the person is a party to the offense, the person is guilty of a second
             151      degree felony.
             152          (4) Nothing in Subsection (1) [shall prohibit] prohibits a person engaged in the lawful
             153      taking of protected or unprotected wildlife as defined in Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code,
             154      from carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm with a barrel length of four inches or
             155      greater as long as the taking of wildlife does not occur:
             156          (a) within the limits of a municipality in violation of that municipality's ordinances; or
             157          (b) upon the highways of the state as defined in Section 41-6a-102 .
             158          Section 3. Section 76-10-511 is amended to read:
             159           76-10-511. Possession of loaded weapon authorized at specific locations.
             160          Except for persons described in Section 76-10-503 , a person may have a loaded firearm,
             161      concealed firearm, or loaded and concealed firearm:
             162          (1) at [his] the person's place of residence, including any temporary residence or
             163      camp[.]; or
             164          (2) on the person's property.

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