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H.B. 25





Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the penalties provision of the Weapons Part of the Utah Criminal
             12      Code regarding penalties for firearms' violations.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    makes it a class A misdemeanor for a violation of the criminal background check
             16      provisions in Section 76-10-526 by a licensed handgun dealer; and
             17          .    makes certain technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          76-10-527, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 187
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 76-10-527 is amended to read:

             28           76-10-527. Penalties.
             29          [(1) This section shall apply only to a handgun until federal law requires the
             30      background check in Section 76-10-526 to extend to other firearms at which time this section
             31      shall also apply to those firearms.]
             32          [(2)] (1) A dealer is guilty of a class A misdemeanor who willfully and intentionally:
             33          (a) requests, obtains, or seeks to obtain criminal history background information under
             34      false pretenses; [or]
             35          (b) disseminates criminal history background information[.]; or
             36          (c) violates Section 76-10-526 .
             37          [(3)] (2) A person who purchases or transfers a firearm is guilty of a felony of the third
             38      degree [who] if the person willfully and intentionally makes a false statement of the
             39      information required for a criminal background check in Section 76-10-526 .
             40          [(4) A] (3) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (1), a dealer is guilty of a
             41      felony of the third degree if the dealer willfully and intentionally sells or transfers a firearm in
             42      violation of this part.
             43          [(5)] (4) A person is guilty of a felony of the third degree [who] if the person purchases
             44      a firearm with the intent to:
             45          (a) resell or otherwise provide a firearm to [any] a person who is ineligible to purchase
             46      or receive a firearm from a dealer [a firearm]; or
             47          (b) transport a firearm out of this state to be resold to an ineligible person.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-19-08 1:35 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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