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H.B. 214 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions of the Concealed Weapon Act and related provisions
             11      dealing with the issuance, denial, and revocation of a concealed firearm permit.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    changes the names of the Concealed Weapon Act and the Concealed Weapon
             15      Review Board to the Concealed Firearm Act and the Concealed Firearm Review
             16      Board;
             17          .    provides that duties related to the issuance of a concealed firearm permit previously
             18      designated to be performed by the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services
             19      Division will be performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification;
             20          .    clarifies the ability of the bureau to revoke a concealed carry permit of a licensee
             21      who is convicted of a felony or other crimes or offenses; and
             22          .    makes certain technical changes.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          53-1-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 66

             30          53-5-701, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
             31          53-5-702, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 282
             32          53-5-703, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapters 10 and 280
             33          53-5-704, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 3 and 382
             34          53-5-705, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             35          53-5-706, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 361
             36          53-5-707, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 77
             37          53-5-708, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             38          53-5-711, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 250
             39          76-10-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 111
             40          76-10-526, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             42      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             43          Section 1. Section 53-1-104 is amended to read:
             44           53-1-104. Boards, bureaus, councils, divisions, and offices.
             45          (1) The following are the policymaking boards within the department:
             46          (a) the Driver License Medical Advisory Board, created in Section 53-3-303 ;
             47          (b) the Concealed [Weapon] Firearm Review Board, created in Section 53-5-703 ;
             48          (c) the Utah Fire Prevention Board, created in Section 53-7-203 ;
             49          (d) the Liquified Petroleum Gas Board, created in Section 53-7-304 ; and
             50          (e) the Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board, created in Section 53-9-104 .
             51          (2) The following are the councils within the department:
             52          (a) the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, created in Section 53-6-106 ;
             53      and
             54          (b) the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council, created in Section
             55      53-8-203 .
             56          (3) The following are the divisions within the department:
             57          (a) the Administrative Services Division, created in Section 53-1-203 ;

             58          (b) the Management Information Services Division, created in Section 53-1-303 ;
             59          (c) the Division of Homeland Security, created in Section 53-2-103 ;
             60          (d) the Driver License Division, created in Section 53-3-103 ;
             61          (e) the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division, created in Section
             62      53-10-103 ;
             63          (f) the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division, created in Section 53-6-103 ;
             64          (g) the State Fire Marshal Division, created in Section 53-7-103 ; and
             65          (h) the Utah Highway Patrol Division, created in Section 53-8-103 .
             66          (4) The Office of Executive Protection is created in Section 53-1-112 .
             67          (5) The following are bureaus within the department:
             68          (a) Bureau of Criminal Identification, created in Section 53-10-201 ;
             69          (b) State Bureau of Investigation, created in Section 53-10-301 ;
             70          (c) Bureau of Forensic Services, created in Section 53-10-401 ; and
             71          (d) Bureau of Communications, created in Section 53-10-501 .
             72          Section 2. Section 53-5-701 is amended to read:

Part 7. Concealed Firearm Act

             75           53-5-701. Title.
             76          This part is known as the "Concealed [Weapon] Firearm Act."
             77          Section 3. Section 53-5-702 is amended to read:
             78           53-5-702. Definitions.
             79          (1) As used in this part:
             80          (a) "Board" means the Concealed [Weapon] Firearm Review Board created in Section
             81      53-5-703 .
             82          (b) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section
             83      53-10-201 within the Department of Public Safety.
             84          [(b)] (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
             85          [(c)] (d) "Conviction" means criminal conduct where the filing of a criminal charge

             86      has resulted in:
             87          (i) a finding of guilt based on evidence presented to a judge or jury;
             88          (ii) a guilty plea;
             89          (iii) a plea of nolo contendere;
             90          (iv) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere which is held in abeyance pending the
             91      successful completion of probation;
             92          (v) a pending diversion agreement; or
             93          (vi) a conviction which has been reduced pursuant to Section 76-3-402 .
             94          [(d) "Division" means the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division
             95      created in Section 53-10-103 .]
             96          (2) The definitions in Section 76-10-501 apply to this part.
             97          Section 4. Section 53-5-703 is amended to read:
             98           53-5-703. Board -- Membership -- Compensation -- Terms -- Duties.
             99          (1) There is created within the [division] bureau the Concealed [Weapon] Firearm
             100      Review Board.
             101          (2) (a) The board is comprised of not more than five members appointed by the
             102      commissioner on a bipartisan basis.
             103          (b) The board shall include a member representing law enforcement and at least two
             104      citizens, one of whom represents sporting interests.
             105          (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members
             106      expire, the commissioner shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a
             107      four-year term.
             108          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the commissioner shall, at
             109      the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms
             110      of board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             111      years.
             112          (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             113      appointed for the unexpired term.

             114          (5) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
             115      or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             116      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             117      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             118          (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
             119          (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
             120      diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
             121      incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by
             122      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             123          (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
             124      and expenses for their service.
             125          (6) The board shall meet at least quarterly, unless the board has no business to conduct
             126      during that quarter.
             127          (7) The board, upon receiving a timely filed petition for review, shall review within a
             128      reasonable time the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit or a temporary permit to
             129      carry a concealed firearm.
             130          Section 5. Section 53-5-704 is amended to read:
             131           53-5-704. Bureau duties -- Permit to carry concealed firearm -- Certification for
             132      concealed firearms instructor -- Requirements for issuance -- Violation -- Denial,
             133      suspension, or revocation -- Appeal procedure.
             134          (1) (a) The [division or its designated agent] bureau shall issue a permit to carry a
             135      concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant who is 21 years of age or older within
             136      60 days after receiving an application, unless [during the 60-day period the division] the
             137      bureau finds proof that the applicant [is not of good character] does not meet the qualifications
             138      set forth in Subsection (2).
             139          (b) The permit is valid throughout the state for five years, without restriction, except
             140      as otherwise provided by Section 53-5-710 .
             141          [(2) (a) An applicant satisfactorily demonstrates good character if the applicant:]

             142          (c) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504 (1) and (2), and Section 76-10-505 do not
             143      apply to a person issued a permit under Subsection (1)(a).
             144          (2) (a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the
             145      applicant or permit holder:
             146          (i) has [not] been or is convicted of a felony;
             147          (ii) has [not] been or is convicted of a crime of violence;
             148          (iii) has [not] been or is convicted of an offense involving the use of alcohol;
             149          (iv) has [not] been or is convicted of an offense involving the unlawful use of
             150      narcotics or other controlled substances;
             151          (v) has [not] been or is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude;
             152          (vi) has [not] been or is convicted of an offense involving domestic violence;
             153          (vii) has [not] been or is adjudicated by a state or federal court as mentally
             154      incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed; and
             155          (viii) is not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503
             156      and federal law.
             157          (b) In [assessing good character under] determining whether an applicant or permit
             158      holder meets the qualifications set forth in Subsection (2)(a), the [licensing authority] bureau
             159      shall consider mitigating circumstances.
             160          (3) (a) The [division] bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit
             161      if it has reasonable cause to believe that the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger
             162      to self or others as demonstrated by evidence, including:
             163          (i) past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful
             164      violence;
             165          (ii) past participation in incidents involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful
             166      violence; or
             167          (iii) conviction of an offense in violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons.
             168          (b) The [division] bureau may not deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit
             169      solely for a single conviction for an infraction violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5,

             170      Weapons.
             171          (c) In determining whether the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger to
             172      self or others, the [division] bureau may inspect:
             173          (i) expunged records of arrests and convictions of adults as provided in Section
             174      77-18-15 ; and
             175          (ii) juvenile court records as provided in Section 78A-6-209 .
             176          (d) (i) If a person granted a permit under this part has been charged with a crime of
             177      violence in any state, the [division] bureau shall suspend the permit.
             178          (ii) Upon notice of the acquittal of the person charged, or notice of the charges having
             179      been dropped, the [division] bureau shall immediately reinstate the suspended permit.
             180          (4) A former peace officer who departs full-time employment as a peace officer, in an
             181      honorable manner, shall be issued a concealed firearm permit within five years of that
             182      departure if the officer meets the requirements of this section.
             183          (5) Except as provided in Subsection (6), the [licensing authority] bureau shall also
             184      require the applicant to provide:
             185          (a) the address of the applicant's permanent residence;
             186          (b) one recent dated photograph;
             187          (c) one set of fingerprints; and
             188          (d) evidence of general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed as
             189      defined in Subsection (7).
             190          (6) An applicant who is a law enforcement officer under Section 53-13-103 may
             191      provide a letter of good standing from the officer's commanding officer in place of the
             192      evidence required by Subsection (5)(d).
             193          (7) (a) General familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed includes training
             194      in:
             195          (i) the safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying of the types of firearms to be
             196      concealed; and
             197          (ii) current laws defining lawful use of a firearm by a private citizen, including lawful

             198      self-defense, use of force by a private citizen, including use of deadly force, transportation,
             199      and concealment.
             200          (b) [Evidence of general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed may be
             201      satisfied] An applicant may satisfy the general familiarity requirement of Subsection (7)(a) by
             202      one of the following:
             203          (i) completion of a course of instruction conducted by a national, state, or local
             204      firearms training organization approved by the [division] bureau;
             205          (ii) certification of general familiarity by a person who has been certified by the
             206      [division] bureau, which may include a law enforcement officer, military or civilian firearms
             207      instructor, or hunter safety instructor; or
             208          (iii) equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in an organized
             209      shooting competition, law enforcement, or military service.
             210          (c) Instruction taken by a student under Subsection (7)[(b)] shall be in person and not
             211      through electronic means.
             212          (8) (a) An applicant for certification as a Utah concealed firearms instructor shall:
             213          (i) be at least 21 years of age;
             214          (ii) be currently eligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 and federal law;
             215          (iii) have a current National Rifle Association certification or its equivalent as
             216      determined by the division; and
             217          (iv) [for certificates issued beginning July 1, 2006,] have taken a course of instruction
             218      and passed a certification test as described in Subsection (8)(c).
             219          (b) An instructor's certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance,
             220      unless revoked by the [division] bureau.
             221          (c) (i) In order to obtain initial certification or renew a certification, an instructor shall
             222      attend an instructional course and pass a test under the direction of the [division] bureau.
             223          (ii) (A) [Beginning May 1, 2006, the division] The bureau shall provide or contract to
             224      provide the course referred to in Subsection (8)(c)(i) twice every year.
             225          (B) The course shall include instruction on current Utah law related to firearms,

             226      including concealed carry statutes and rules, and the use of deadly force by private citizens.
             227          (d) (i) Each applicant for certification under this Subsection (8) shall pay a fee of
             228      $50.00 at the time of application for initial certification.
             229          (ii) The renewal fee for the certificate is $25.
             230          (iii) The fees paid under Subsections (8)(d)(i) and (ii) may be used by the [division]
             231      bureau as a dedicated credit to cover the cost incurred in maintaining and improving the
             232      instruction program required for concealed firearm instructors under this Subsection (8).
             233          (9) A certified concealed firearms instructor shall provide each of the instructor's
             234      students with the required course of instruction outline approved by the [division] bureau.
             235          (10) (a) (i) A concealed firearms instructor is required to provide a signed certificate to
             236      a person successfully completing the offered course of instruction.
             237          (ii) The instructor shall sign the certificate with the exact name indicated on the
             238      instructor's certification issued by the [division] bureau under Subsection (8).
             239          (iii) (A) The certificate shall also have affixed to it the instructor's official seal, which
             240      is the exclusive property of the instructor and may not be used by any other person.
             241          (B) The instructor shall destroy the seal upon revocation or expiration of the
             242      instructor's certification under Subsection (8).
             243          (C) The [division] bureau shall determine the design and content of the seal to include
             244      at least the following:
             245          (I) the instructor's name as it appears on the instructor's certification;
             246          (II) the words "Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor," "state of Utah," and
             247      "my certification expires on (the instructor's certification expiration date)"; and
             248          (III) the instructor's business or residence address.
             249          (D) The seal shall be affixed to each student certificate issued by the instructor in a
             250      manner that does not obscure or render illegible any information or signatures contained in the
             251      document.
             252          (b) The applicant shall provide the certificate to the [division] bureau in compliance
             253      with Subsection (5)(d).

             254          (11) The division may deny, suspend, or revoke the certification of an applicant or a
             255      concealed firearms instructor if it has reason to believe the applicant or the instructor has:
             256          (a) become ineligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 or federal law; or
             257          (b) knowingly and willfully provided false information to the [division] bureau.
             258          (12) [A] An applicant for certification or a concealed firearms instructor has the same
             259      appeal rights as set forth in Subsection (15).
             260          (13) In providing instruction and issuing a permit under this part, the concealed
             261      firearms instructor and the [licensing authority] bureau are not vicariously liable for damages
             262      caused by the permit holder.
             263          (14) An individual who knowingly and willfully provides false information on an
             264      application filed under this part is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, and the application may be
             265      denied, or the permit may be suspended or revoked.
             266          (15) (a) In the event of a denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit, the applicant or
             267      permit holder may file a petition for review with the board within 60 days from the date the
             268      denial, suspension, or revocation is received by the applicant or permit holder by certified
             269      mail, return receipt requested.
             270          (b) The bureau's denial of a permit shall be in writing and shall include the general
             271      reasons for the action.
             272          (c) If an applicant or permit holder appeals the denial to the review board, the
             273      applicant or permit holder may have access to the evidence upon which the denial is based in
             274      accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             275          (d) On appeal to the board, the [agency] bureau has the burden of proof by a
             276      preponderance of the evidence.
             277          (e) (i) Upon a ruling by the board on the appeal of a denial, the division shall issue a
             278      final order within 30 days stating the board's decision.
             279          (ii) The final order shall be in the form prescribed by Subsection 63G-4-203 (1)(i).
             280          (iii) The final order is final [agency] bureau action for purposes of judicial review
             281      under Section 63G-4-402 .

             282          (16) The commissioner may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             283      Administrative Rulemaking Act, necessary to administer this chapter.
             284          Section 6. Section 53-5-705 is amended to read:
             285           53-5-705. Temporary permit to carry concealed firearm -- Denial, suspension, or
             286      revocation -- Appeal.
             287          (1) The [division] bureau or its designated agent may issue a temporary permit to carry
             288      a concealed firearm to a person who:
             289          (a) has applied for a permit under Section 53-5-704 ;
             290          (b) has applied for a temporary permit under this section; and
             291          (c) meets the criteria required in Subsections (2) and (3).
             292          (2) To receive a temporary permit under this section, the applicant shall demonstrate
             293      in writing to the satisfaction of the [licensing authority] bureau extenuating circumstances that
             294      would justify issuing a temporary permit.
             295          (3) A temporary permit may not be issued under this section until preliminary record
             296      checks regarding the applicant have been made with the National Crime Information Center
             297      and the [division] bureau to determine any criminal history.
             298          (4) (a) A temporary permit is valid only for a maximum of 90 days or any lesser period
             299      specified by the [division] bureau, or until a permit under Section 53-5-704 is issued to the
             300      holder of the temporary permit, whichever period is shorter.
             301          (b) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504 (1) and (2) and Section 76-10-505 do not
             302      apply to a person issued a temporary permit under this section during the time period for
             303      which the temporary permit is valid.
             304          (5) The [licensing authority] bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a temporary permit
             305      prior to expiration if the commissioner determines:
             306          (a) the circumstances justifying the temporary permit no longer exist; or
             307          (b) the holder of the temporary permit does not meet the requirements for a permit
             308      under Section 53-5-704 .
             309          (6) (a) The denial, suspension, or revocation of a temporary permit shall be in writing

             310      and shall include the reasons for the action.
             311          (b) The [licensing authority's] bureau's decision to deny, suspend, or revoke a
             312      temporary permit may not be appealed to the board.
             313          (c) Denial, suspension, or revocation under this subsection is final action for purposes
             314      of judicial review under Section 63G-4-402 .
             315          Section 7. Section 53-5-706 is amended to read:
             316           53-5-706. Permit -- Fingerprints transmitted to bureau -- Report from bureau.
             317          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2), the fingerprints of each applicant shall be
             318      taken on a form prescribed by the [division] bureau and shall be forwarded to the [division]
             319      bureau.
             320          (b) Upon receipt of the fingerprints and the fee prescribed in Section 53-5-707 , the
             321      [division] bureau shall conduct a search of its files for criminal history information pertaining
             322      to the applicant, and shall request the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a similar
             323      search through its files.
             324          (c) The [division] bureau shall promptly furnish the forwarding licensing authority a
             325      report of all data and information pertaining to any applicant of which there is a record in its
             326      office, or of which a record is found in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
             327          (d) A permit may not be issued by any licensing authority until receipt of the report
             328      from the [division] bureau.
             329          (2) (a) If the permit applicant has previously applied to the same licensing authority
             330      for a permit to carry concealed firearms and the applicant's fingerprints and fee have been
             331      previously forwarded within one year to the division, the [licensing authority] bureau shall
             332      note the previous identification numbers and other data which would provide positive
             333      identification in the files of the [division] bureau on the copy of any subsequent permit
             334      submitted to the [division] bureau in accordance with this section[, and no].
             335          (b) No additional application form, fingerprints, or fee are required under this
             336      Subsection (2).
             337          Section 8. Section 53-5-707 is amended to read:

             338           53-5-707. Permit -- Fees -- Disposition.
             339          (1) (a) Each applicant for a permit shall pay a fee of $35 at the time of filing an
             340      application.
             341          (b) The initial fee shall be waived for an applicant who is a law enforcement officer
             342      under Section 53-13-103 .
             343          (2) The renewal fee for the permit is $10.
             344          (3) The replacement fee for the permit is $10.
             345          (4) The late fee for the renewal permit is $7.50.
             346          (5) [(a)] The [division] bureau shall use the fees collected under Subsections (1), (2),
             347      (3), and (4) as a dedicated credit to cover the costs of issuing concealed firearm permits under
             348      this part.
             349          [(b) All revenue collected from the fees identified in Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4)
             350      in excess of the amount necessary to cover the cost of issuing concealed firearm permits under
             351      this part shall be retained by the Bureau of Criminal Identification to help fund any other costs
             352      incurred by the bureau, but only for the fiscal year 2007-08.]
             353          (6) (a) The [division] bureau may collect any fees charged by an outside agency for
             354      additional services required by statute as a prerequisite for issuance of a permit.
             355          (b) The [division] bureau shall promptly forward any fees collected under Subsection
             356      (6)(a) to the appropriate agency.
             357          (7) The [division] bureau shall make an annual report to the Legislature's Law
             358      Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on the amount and use of the fees
             359      collected under this section.
             360          Section 9. Section 53-5-708 is amended to read:
             361           53-5-708. Permit -- Names private.
             362          (1) (a) [When any permit is issued,] The bureau shall maintain a record [shall be
             363      maintained in the office of the licensing authority] in its office of any permit issued under this
             364      part.
             365          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection 63G-2-301 (2)(b), the names,

             366      addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of persons receiving
             367      permits are protected records under Subsection 63G-2-305 (10).
             368          (2) [Copies] The bureau shall immediately file a copy of each permit [issued shall be
             369      filed immediately by the licensing authority with the division] it issues under this part.
             370          Section 10. Section 53-5-711 is amended to read:
             371           53-5-711. Law enforcement officials and judges -- Training requirements --
             372      Qualification -- Revocation.
             373          (1) For purposes of this section and Section 76-10-523 :
             374          (a) "Judge" means a judge or justice of a court of record or court not of record, but
             375      does not include a judge pro tem or senior judge.
             376          (b) "Law enforcement official of this state" means:
             377          (i) a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole;
             378          (ii) a district attorney, deputy district attorney, county attorney or deputy county
             379      attorney of a county not in a prosecution district;
             380          (iii) the attorney general;
             381          (iv) an assistant attorney general designated as a criminal prosecutor; or
             382          (v) a city attorney or a deputy city attorney designated as a criminal prosecutor.
             383          (2) To qualify for [the exemptions enumerated in] an exemption in Section 76-10-523 ,
             384      a law enforcement official or judge shall complete the following training requirements:
             385          (a) meet the requirements of Sections 53-5-704 , 53-5-706 , and 53-5-707 ; and
             386          (b) successfully complete an additional course of training as established by the
             387      commissioner of public safety designed to assist them while carrying out their official law
             388      enforcement and judicial duties as agents for the state or its political subdivisions.
             389          (3) Annual requalification requirements for law enforcement officials and judges shall
             390      be established by the:
             391          (a) Board of Pardons and Parole by rule for its members;
             392          (b) Judicial Council by rule for judges; and
             393          (c) the district attorney, county attorney in a county not in a prosecution district, the

             394      attorney general, or city attorney by policy for prosecutors under their jurisdiction.
             395          (4) The [division] bureau may:
             396          (a) issue a certificate of qualification to a judge or law enforcement official who has
             397      completed the requirements of Subsection (1), which certificate of qualification is valid until
             398      revoked;
             399          (b) revoke the certificate of qualification of a judge or law enforcement official who
             400      fails to meet the annual requalification criteria established pursuant to Subsection (3); and
             401          (c) certify instructors for the training requirements of this section.
             402          Section 11. Section 76-10-501 is amended to read:
             403           76-10-501. Definitions.
             404          As used in this part:
             405          (1) (a) "Antique firearm" means any firearm:
             406          (i) (A) with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system;
             407      and
             408          (B) that was manufactured in or before 1898; or
             409          (ii) that is a replica of any firearm described in this Subsection (1)(a), if the replica:
             410          (A) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed
             411      ammunition; or
             412          (B) uses rimfire or centerfire fixed ammunition which is:
             413          (I) no longer manufactured in the United States; and
             414          (II) is not readily available in ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
             415          (iii) (A) that is a muzzle loading rifle, shotgun, or pistol; and
             416          (B) is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and cannot use
             417      fixed ammunition.
             418          (b) "Antique firearm" does not include:
             419          (i) any weapon that incorporates a firearm frame or receiver;
             420          (ii) any firearm that is converted into a muzzle loading weapon; or
             421          (iii) any muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition

             422      by replacing the:
             423          (A) barrel;
             424          (B) bolt;
             425          (C) breechblock; or
             426          (D) any combination of Subsection (1)(b)(iii)(A), (B), or (C).
             427          (2) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section
             428      53-10-201 within the Department of Public Safety.
             429          [(2)] (3) (a) "Concealed dangerous weapon" means a dangerous weapon that is
             430      covered, hidden, or secreted in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence
             431      and is readily accessible for immediate use.
             432          (b) A dangerous weapon shall not be considered a concealed dangerous weapon if it is
             433      a firearm which is unloaded and is securely encased.
             434          [(3)] (4) "Criminal history background check" means a criminal background check
             435      conducted by a licensed firearms dealer on every purchaser of a handgun through the division
             436      or the local law enforcement agency where the firearms dealer conducts business.
             437          [(4)] (5) "Curio or relic firearm" means any firearm that:
             438          (a) is of special interest to a collector because of a quality that is not associated with
             439      firearms intended for:
             440          (i) sporting use;
             441          (ii) use as an offensive weapon; or
             442          (iii) use as a defensive weapon;
             443          (b) (i) was manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date; and
             444          (ii) is not a replica of a firearm described in Subsection [(4)] (5)(b)(i);
             445          (c) is certified by the curator of a municipal, state, or federal museum that exhibits
             446      firearms to be a curio or relic of museum interest;
             447          (d) derives a substantial part of its monetary value:
             448          (i) from the fact that the firearm is:
             449          (A) novel;

             450          (B) rare; or
             451          (C) bizarre; or
             452          (ii) because of the firearm's association with an historical:
             453          (A) figure;
             454          (B) period; or
             455          (C) event; and
             456          (e) has been designated as a curio or relic firearm by the director of the United States
             457      Treasury Department Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms under 27 C.F.R. Sec. 178.11.
             458          [(5)] (6) (a) "Dangerous weapon" means any item that in the manner of its use or
             459      intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.
             460          (b) The following factors shall be used in determining whether a knife, or any other
             461      item, object, or thing not commonly known as a dangerous weapon is a dangerous weapon:
             462          (i) the character of the instrument, object, or thing;
             463          (ii) the character of the wound produced, if any;
             464          (iii) the manner in which the instrument, object, or thing was used; and
             465          (iv) the other lawful purposes for which the instrument, object, or thing may be used.
             466          [(b)] (c) "Dangerous weapon" does not include any explosive, chemical, or incendiary
             467      device as defined by Section 76-10-306 .
             468          [(6)] (7) "Dealer" means [every] a person who is licensed under crimes and criminal
             469      procedure, 18 U.S.C. 923 and engaged in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise
             470      transferring a handgun, whether the person is a retail or wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or
             471      otherwise.
             472          [(7) "Division" means the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division of
             473      the Department of Public Safety, created in Section 53-10-103 .]
             474          (8) "Enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
             475          (9) (a) "Firearm" means a pistol, revolver, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, rifle or
             476      sawed-off rifle, or [any] a device that could be used as a dangerous weapon from which is
             477      expelled a projectile by action of an explosive.

             478          (b) As used in Sections 76-10-526 and 76-10-527 , "firearm" does not include an
             479      antique firearm.
             480          (10) "Firearms transaction record form" means a form created by the division to be
             481      completed by a person purchasing, selling, or transferring a handgun from a dealer in the state.
             482          (11) "Fully automatic weapon" means any firearm which fires, is designed to fire, or
             483      can be readily restored to fire, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading by a
             484      single function of the trigger.
             485          (12) (a) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description,
             486      loaded or unloaded, from which [any] a shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged, the
             487      length of which, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed
             488      12 inches.
             489          (b) As used in Sections 76-10-520 , 76-10-521 , and 76-10-522 , "handgun" and "pistol
             490      or revolver" do not include an antique firearm.
             491          (13) "House of worship" means a church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other
             492      building set apart primarily for the purpose of worship in which religious services are held and
             493      the main body of which is kept for that use and not put to any other use inconsistent with its
             494      primary purpose.
             495          (14) "Prohibited area" means [any] a place where it is unlawful to discharge a firearm.
             496          (15) "Readily accessible for immediate use" means that a firearm or other dangerous
             497      weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it
             498      can be retrieved and used as readily as if carried on the person.
             499          (16) "Residence" means an improvement to real property used or occupied as a
             500      primary or secondary residence.
             501          (17) "Sawed-off shotgun" or "sawed-off rifle" means a shotgun having a barrel or
             502      barrels of fewer than 18 inches in length, or in the case of a rifle, having a barrel or barrels of
             503      fewer than 16 inches in length, or any dangerous weapon made from a rifle or shotgun by
             504      alteration, modification, or otherwise, if the weapon as modified has an overall length of fewer
             505      than 26 inches.

             506          (18) "Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as held
             507      in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked, or in a trunk or other
             508      storage area of a motor vehicle, not including a glove box or console box.
             509          (19) "State entity" means [each] a department, commission, board, council, agency,
             510      institution, officer, corporation, fund, division, office, committee, authority, laboratory,
             511      library, unit, bureau, panel, or other administrative unit of the state.
             512          (20) "Violent felony" [means the same] has the same meaning as defined in Section
             513      76-3-203.5 .
             514          Section 12. Section 76-10-526 is amended to read:
             515           76-10-526. Criminal background check prior to purchase of a firearm -- Fee --
             516      Exemption for concealed firearm permit holders.
             517          (1) For purposes of this section, "valid permit to carry a concealed firearm" does not
             518      include a temporary permit issued pursuant to Section 53-5-705 .
             519          (2) (a) To establish personal identification and residence in this state for purposes of
             520      this part, a dealer shall require an individual receiving a firearm to present one photo
             521      identification on a form issued by a governmental agency of the state.
             522          (b) A dealer may not accept a driving privilege card issued in accordance with Section
             523      53-3-207 as proof of identification for the purpose of establishing personal identification and
             524      residence in this state as required under this Subsection (2).
             525          (3) A criminal history background check is required for the sale of a firearm by a
             526      licensed firearm dealer in the state.
             527          (4) (a) An individual, except a dealer, purchasing a firearm from a dealer shall consent
             528      in writing to a criminal background check, on a form provided by the [division] bureau.
             529          (b) The form shall contain the following information:
             530          (i) the dealer identification number;
             531          (ii) the name and address of the individual receiving the firearm;
             532          (iii) the date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the individual
             533      receiving the firearm; and

             534          (iv) the Social Security number or any other identification number of the individual
             535      receiving the firearm.
             536          (5) (a) The dealer shall send the form required by Subsection (4) to the [division]
             537      bureau immediately upon its completion.
             538          (b) [No] A dealer [shall] may not sell or transfer [any] a firearm to an individual until
             539      the dealer has provided the [division] bureau with the information in Subsection (4) and has
             540      received approval from the [division] bureau under Subsection (7).
             541          (6) The dealer shall make a request for criminal history background information by
             542      telephone or other electronic means to the [division] bureau and shall receive approval or
             543      denial of the inquiry by telephone or other electronic means.
             544          (7) When the dealer calls for or requests a criminal history background check, the
             545      [division] bureau shall:
             546          (a) review the criminal history files, including juvenile court records, to determine if
             547      the individual is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm by state or
             548      federal law;
             549          (b) inform the dealer that:
             550          (i) the records indicate the individual is so prohibited; or
             551          (ii) the individual is approved for purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm;
             552          (c) provide the dealer with a unique transaction number for that inquiry; and
             553          (d) provide a response to the requesting dealer during the call for a criminal
             554      background, or by return call, or other electronic means, without delay, except in case of
             555      electronic failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the [division] bureau, the
             556      [division] bureau shall advise the dealer of the reason for the delay and give the dealer an
             557      estimate of the length of the delay.
             558          (8) (a) The [division shall] bureau may not maintain any records of the criminal
             559      history background check longer than 20 days from the date of the dealer's request if the
             560      [division] bureau determines that the individual receiving the gun is not prohibited from
             561      purchasing, possessing, or transferring the firearm under state or federal law.

             562          (b) However, the [division] bureau shall maintain a log of requests containing the
             563      dealer's federal firearms number, the transaction number, and the transaction date for a period
             564      of 12 months.
             565          (9) If the criminal history background check discloses information indicating that the
             566      individual attempting to purchase the firearm is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
             567      transferring a firearm, the [division] bureau shall inform the law enforcement agency in the
             568      jurisdiction where the person resides.
             569          (10) If an individual is denied the right to purchase a firearm under this section, the
             570      individual may review the individual's criminal history information and may challenge or
             571      amend the information as provided in Section 53-10-108 .
             572          (11) The [division] bureau shall make rules as provided in Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             573      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all
             574      records provided by the division pursuant to this part are in conformance with the
             575      requirements of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat.
             576      1536 (1993).
             577          (12) (a) (i) [All dealers] A dealer shall collect a criminal history background check fee
             578      related to the sale of a firearm under this section, which is $7.50.
             579          (ii) This fee remains in effect until changed by the [division] bureau through the
             580      process under Section 63J-1-504 .
             581          (b) (i) The dealer shall forward at one time all fees collected for criminal history
             582      background checks performed during the month to the [division] bureau by the last day of the
             583      month following the sale of a firearm.
             584          (ii) The [division] bureau shall deposit the fees in the General Fund as dedicated
             585      credits to cover the cost of administering and conducting the criminal history background
             586      check program.
             587          (13) An individual with a concealed firearm permit issued pursuant to Title 53,
             588      Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed [Weapon] Firearm Act, [shall be] is exempt from the background
             589      check and corresponding fee required in this section for the purchase of a firearm if:

             590          (a) the individual presents the individual's concealed firearm permit to the dealer prior
             591      to purchase of the firearm; and
             592          (b) the dealer verifies with the division that the individual's concealed firearm permit
             593      is valid.

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