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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the penalties provision of the Weapons Part of the Utah Criminal
             10      Code regarding penalties for firearms' violations.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    makes it a class A misdemeanor for a violation of the criminal background check
             14      provisions in Section 76-10-526 by a licensed handgun dealer; and
             15          .    makes certain technical changes.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          76-10-527, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 187
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 76-10-527 is amended to read:
             26           76-10-527. Penalties.
             27          [(1) This section shall apply only to a handgun until federal law requires the
             28      background check in Section 76-10-526 to extend to other firearms at which time this section
             29      shall also apply to those firearms.]

             30          [(2)] (1) A dealer is guilty of a class A misdemeanor who willfully and intentionally:
             31          (a) requests, obtains, or seeks to obtain criminal history background information under
             32      false pretenses; [or]
             33          (b) disseminates criminal history background information[.]; or
             34          (c) violates Section 76-10-526 .
             35          [(3)] (2) A person who purchases or transfers a firearm is guilty of a felony of the third
             36      degree [who] if the person willfully and intentionally makes a false statement of the
             37      information required for a criminal background check in Section 76-10-526 .
             38          [(4) A] (3) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (1), a dealer is guilty of a
             39      felony of the third degree if the dealer willfully and intentionally sells or transfers a firearm in
             40      violation of this part.
             41          [(5)] (4) A person is guilty of a felony of the third degree [who] if the person
             42      purchases a firearm with the intent to:
             43          (a) resell or otherwise provide a firearm to [any] a person who is ineligible to purchase
             44      or receive a firearm from a dealer [a firearm]; or
             45          (b) transport a firearm out of this state to be resold to an ineligible person.

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