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First Substitute H.B. 214
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
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:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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 [
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 ; and
53 (b) the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council, created in Section
54 53-8-203 .
55 (3) The following are the divisions within the department:
56 (a) the Administrative Services Division, created in Section 53-1-203 ;
57 (b) the Management Information Services Division, created in Section 53-1-303 ;
58 (c) the Division of Homeland Security, created in Section 53-2-103 ;
59 (d) the Driver License Division, created in Section 53-3-103 ;
60 (e) the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division, created in Section
61 53-10-103 ;
62 (f) the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division, created in Section 53-6-103 ;
63 (g) the State Fire Marshal Division, created in Section 53-7-103 ; and
64 (h) the Utah Highway Patrol Division, created in Section 53-8-103 .
65 (4) The Office of Executive Protection is created in Section 53-1-112 .
66 (5) The following are bureaus within the department:
67 (a) Bureau of Criminal Identification, created in Section 53-10-201 ;
68 (b) State Bureau of Investigation, created in Section 53-10-301 ;
69 (c) Bureau of Forensic Services, created in Section 53-10-401 ; and
70 (d) Bureau of Communications, created in Section 53-10-501 .
71 Section 2. Section 53-5-701 is amended to read:
74 53-5-701. Title.
75 This part is known as the "Concealed [
76 Section 3. Section 53-5-702 is amended to read:
77 53-5-702. Definitions.
78 (1) As used in this part:
79 (a) "Board" means the Concealed [
80 53-5-703 .
81 (b) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section 53-10-201
82 within the Department of Public Safety.
85 resulted in:
86 (i) a finding of guilt based on evidence presented to a judge or jury;
87 (ii) a guilty plea;
88 (iii) a plea of nolo contendere;
89 (iv) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere which is held in abeyance pending the
90 successful completion of probation;
91 (v) a pending diversion agreement; or
92 (vi) a conviction which has been reduced pursuant to Section 76-3-402 .
95 (2) The definitions in Section 76-10-501 apply to this part.
96 Section 4. Section 53-5-703 is amended to read:
97 53-5-703. Board -- Membership -- Compensation -- Terms -- Duties.
98 (1) There is created within the [
99 Review Board.
100 (2) (a) The board is comprised of not more than five members appointed by the
101 commissioner on a bipartisan basis.
102 (b) The board shall include a member representing law enforcement and at least two
103 citizens, one of whom represents sporting interests.
104 (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members
105 expire, the commissioner shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
107 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the commissioner shall, at
108 the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
109 board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
111 (4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
112 appointed for the unexpired term.
113 (5) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation
114 or benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
115 performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
116 under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
117 (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
118 (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
119 diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses
120 incurred in the performance of their official duties from the board at the rates established by the
121 Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
122 (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem
123 and expenses for their service.
124 (6) The board shall meet at least quarterly, unless the board has no business to conduct
125 during that quarter.
126 (7) The board, upon receiving a timely filed petition for review, shall review within a
127 reasonable time the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit or a temporary permit to carry
128 a concealed firearm.
129 Section 5. Section 53-5-704 is amended to read:
130 53-5-704. Bureau duties -- Permit to carry concealed firearm -- Certification for
131 concealed firearms instructor -- Requirements for issuance -- Violation -- Denial,
132 suspension, or revocation -- Appeal procedure.
133 (1) (a) The [
134 concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant who is 21 years of age or older within
135 60 days after receiving an application, unless [
136 finds proof that the applicant [
137 forth in Subsection (2).
138 (b) The permit is valid throughout the state for five years, without restriction, except as
139 otherwise provided by Section 53-5-710 .
141 (c) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504 (1) and (2), and Section 76-10-501 do not
142 apply to a person issued a permit under Subsection (1)(a).
143 (2) (a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the
144 applicant or permit holder:
145 (i) has [
146 (ii) has [
147 (iii) has [
148 (iv) has [
149 or other controlled substances;
150 (v) has [
151 (vi) has [
152 (vii) has [
153 incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed; and
154 (viii) is not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503
155 and federal law.
156 (b) In [
157 holder meets the qualifications set forth in Subsection (2)(a), the [
158 shall consider mitigating circumstances.
159 (3) (a) The [
160 if it has reasonable cause to believe that the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger
161 to self or others as demonstrated by evidence, including:
162 (i) past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence;
163 (ii) past participation in incidents involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful
164 violence; or
165 (iii) conviction of an offense in violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons.
166 (b) The [
167 solely for a single conviction for an infraction violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5,
169 (c) In determining whether the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger to self
170 or others, the [
171 (i) expunged records of arrests and convictions of adults as provided in Section
172 77-18-15 ; and
173 (ii) juvenile court records as provided in Section 78A-6-209 .
174 (d) (i) If a person granted a permit under this part has been charged with a crime of
175 violence in any state, the [
176 (ii) Upon notice of the acquittal of the person charged, or notice of the charges having
177 been dropped, the [
178 (4) A former peace officer who departs full-time employment as a peace officer, in an
179 honorable manner, shall be issued a concealed firearm permit within five years of that
180 departure if the officer meets the requirements of this section.
181 (5) Except as provided in Subsection (6), the [
182 require the applicant to provide:
183 (a) the address of the applicant's permanent residence;
184 (b) one recent dated photograph;
185 (c) one set of fingerprints; and
186 (d) evidence of general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed as defined
187 in Subsection (7).
188 (6) An applicant who is a law enforcement officer under Section 53-13-103 may
189 provide a letter of good standing from the officer's commanding officer in place of the evidence
190 required by Subsection (5)(d).
191 (7) (a) General familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed includes training
193 (i) the safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying of the types of firearms to be
194 concealed; and
195 (ii) current laws defining lawful use of a firearm by a private citizen, including lawful
196 self-defense, use of force by a private citizen, including use of deadly force, transportation, and
198 (b) [
200 one of the following:
201 (i) completion of a course of instruction conducted by a national, state, or local
202 firearms training organization approved by the [
203 (ii) certification of general familiarity by a person who has been certified by the
205 instructor, or hunter safety instructor; or
206 (iii) equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in an organized
207 shooting competition, law enforcement, or military service.
208 (c) Instruction taken by a student under Subsection (7)[
209 through electronic means.
210 (8) (a) An applicant for certification as a Utah concealed firearms instructor shall:
211 (i) be at least 21 years of age;
212 (ii) be currently eligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 and federal law;
213 (iii) have a current National Rifle Association certification or its equivalent as
214 determined by the division; and
215 (iv) [
216 and passed a certification test as described in Subsection (8)(c).
217 (b) An instructor's certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance, unless
218 revoked by the [
219 (c) (i) In order to obtain initial certification or renew a certification, an instructor shall
220 attend an instructional course and pass a test under the direction of the [
221 (ii) (A) [
222 provide the course referred to in Subsection (8)(c)(i) twice every year.
223 (B) The course shall include instruction on current Utah law related to firearms,
224 including concealed carry statutes and rules, and the use of deadly force by private citizens.
225 (d) (i) Each applicant for certification under this Subsection (8) shall pay a fee of
226 $50.00 at the time of application for initial certification.
227 (ii) The renewal fee for the certificate is $25.
228 (iii) The fees paid under Subsections (8)(d)(i) and (ii) may be used by the [
229 bureau as a dedicated credit to cover the cost incurred in maintaining and improving the
230 instruction program required for concealed firearm instructors under this Subsection (8).
231 (9) A certified concealed firearms instructor shall provide each of the instructor's
232 students with the required course of instruction outline approved by the [
233 (10) (a) (i) A concealed firearms instructor is required to provide a signed certificate to
234 a person successfully completing the offered course of instruction.
235 (ii) The instructor shall sign the certificate with the exact name indicated on the
236 instructor's certification issued by the [
237 (iii) (A) The certificate shall also have affixed to it the instructor's official seal, which
238 is the exclusive property of the instructor and may not be used by any other person.
239 (B) The instructor shall destroy the seal upon revocation or expiration of the
240 instructor's certification under Subsection (8).
241 (C) The [
242 at least the following:
243 (I) the instructor's name as it appears on the instructor's certification;
244 (II) the words "Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor," "state of Utah," and "my
245 certification expires on (the instructor's certification expiration date)"; and
246 (III) the instructor's business or residence address.
247 (D) The seal shall be affixed to each student certificate issued by the instructor in a
248 manner that does not obscure or render illegible any information or signatures contained in the
250 (b) The applicant shall provide the certificate to the [
251 with Subsection (5)(d).
252 (11) The division may deny, suspend, or revoke the certification of an applicant or a
253 concealed firearms instructor if it has reason to believe the applicant or the instructor has:
254 (a) become ineligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 or federal law; or
255 (b) knowingly and willfully provided false information to the [
256 (12) [
257 appeal rights as set forth in Subsection (15).
258 (13) In providing instruction and issuing a permit under this part, the concealed
259 firearms instructor and the [
260 caused by the permit holder.
261 (14) An individual who knowingly and willfully provides false information on an
262 application filed under this part is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, and the application may be
263 denied, or the permit may be suspended or revoked.
264 (15) (a) In the event of a denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit, the applicant or
265 permit holder may file a petition for review with the board within 60 days from the date the
266 denial, suspension, or revocation is received by the applicant or permit holder by certified mail,
267 return receipt requested.
268 (b) The bureau's denial of a permit shall be in writing and shall include the general
269 reasons for the action.
270 (c) If an applicant or permit holder appeals the denial to the review board, the applicant
271 or permit holder may have access to the evidence upon which the denial is based in accordance
272 with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
273 (d) On appeal to the board, the [
274 preponderance of the evidence.
275 (e) (i) Upon a ruling by the board on the appeal of a denial, the division shall issue a
276 final order within 30 days stating the board's decision.
277 (ii) The final order shall be in the form prescribed by Subsection 63G-4-203 (1)(i).
278 (iii) The final order is final [
279 under Section 63G-4-402 .
280 (16) The commissioner may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
281 Administrative Rulemaking Act, necessary to administer this chapter.
282 Section 6. Section 53-5-705 is amended to read:
283 53-5-705. Temporary permit to carry concealed firearm -- Denial, suspension, or
284 revocation -- Appeal.
285 (1) The [
286 a concealed firearm to a person who:
287 (a) has applied for a permit under Section 53-5-704 ;
288 (b) has applied for a temporary permit under this section; and
289 (c) meets the criteria required in Subsections (2) and (3).
290 (2) To receive a temporary permit under this section, the applicant shall demonstrate in
291 writing to the satisfaction of the [
292 would justify issuing a temporary permit.
293 (3) A temporary permit may not be issued under this section until preliminary record
294 checks regarding the applicant have been made with the National Crime Information Center
295 and the [
296 (4) A temporary permit is valid only for a maximum of 90 days or any lesser period
297 specified by the [
298 holder of the temporary permit, whichever period is shorter.
299 (5) The [
300 prior to expiration if the commissioner determines:
301 (a) the circumstances justifying the temporary permit no longer exist; or
302 (b) the holder of the temporary permit does not meet the requirements for a permit
303 under Section 53-5-704 .
304 (6) (a) The denial, suspension, or revocation of a temporary permit shall be in writing
305 and shall include the reasons for the action.
306 (b) The [
307 temporary permit may not be appealed to the board.
308 (c) Denial, suspension, or revocation under this subsection is final action for purposes
309 of judicial review under Section 63G-4-402 .
310 Section 7. Section 53-5-706 is amended to read:
311 53-5-706. Permit -- Fingerprints transmitted to bureau -- Report from bureau.
312 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2), the fingerprints of each applicant shall be
313 taken on a form prescribed by the [
315 (b) Upon receipt of the fingerprints and the fee prescribed in Section 53-5-707 , the
317 to the applicant, and shall request the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a similar
318 search through its files.
319 (c) The [
320 report of all data and information pertaining to any applicant of which there is a record in its
321 office, or of which a record is found in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
322 (d) A permit may not be issued by any licensing authority until receipt of the report
323 from the [
324 (2) (a) If the permit applicant has previously applied to the same licensing authority for
325 a permit to carry a concealed [
326 been previously forwarded within one year to the division, the [
327 shall note the previous identification numbers and other data which would provide positive
328 identification in the files of the [
329 submitted to the [
330 (b) No additional application form, fingerprints, or fee are required under this
331 Subsection (2).
332 Section 8. Section 53-5-707 is amended to read:
333 53-5-707. Permit -- Fees -- Disposition.
334 (1) (a) Each applicant for a permit shall pay a fee of $35 at the time of filing an
336 (b) The initial fee shall be waived for an applicant who is a law enforcement officer
337 under Section 53-13-103 .
338 (2) The renewal fee for the permit is $10.
339 (3) The replacement fee for the permit is $10.
340 (4) The late fee for the renewal permit is $7.50.
341 (5) [
342 (3), and (4) as a dedicated credit to cover the costs of issuing concealed firearm permits under
343 this part.
348 (6) (a) The [
349 additional services required by statute as a prerequisite for issuance of a permit.
350 (b) The [
351 (6)(a) to the appropriate agency.
352 (7) The [
353 Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on the amount and use of the fees
354 collected under this section.
355 Section 9. Section 53-5-708 is amended to read:
356 53-5-708. Permit -- Names private.
357 (1) (a) [
360 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection 63G-2-301 (2)(b), the names,
361 addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of persons receiving
362 permits are protected records under Subsection 63G-2-305 (10).
363 (2) [
365 Section 10. Section 53-5-711 is amended to read:
366 53-5-711. Law enforcement officials and judges -- Training requirements --
367 Qualification -- Revocation.
368 (1) For purposes of this section and Section 76-10-523 :
369 (a) "Judge" means a judge or justice of a court of record or court not of record, but does
370 not include a judge pro tem or senior judge.
371 (b) "Law enforcement official of this state" means:
372 (i) a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole;
373 (ii) a district attorney, deputy district attorney, county attorney or deputy county
374 attorney of a county not in a prosecution district;
375 (iii) the attorney general;
376 (iv) an assistant attorney general designated as a criminal prosecutor; or
377 (v) a city attorney or a deputy city attorney designated as a criminal prosecutor.
378 (2) To qualify for [
379 a law enforcement official or judge shall complete the following training requirements:
380 (a) meet the requirements of Sections 53-5-704 , 53-5-706 , and 53-5-707 ; and
381 (b) successfully complete an additional course of training as established by the
382 commissioner of public safety designed to assist them while carrying out their official law
383 enforcement and judicial duties as agents for the state or its political subdivisions.
384 (3) Annual requalification requirements for law enforcement officials and judges shall
385 be established by the:
386 (a) Board of Pardons and Parole by rule for its members;
387 (b) Judicial Council by rule for judges; and
388 (c) the district attorney, county attorney in a county not in a prosecution district, the
389 attorney general, or city attorney by policy for prosecutors under their jurisdiction.
390 (4) The [
391 (a) issue a certificate of qualification to a judge or law enforcement official who has
392 completed the requirements of Subsection (1), which certificate of qualification is valid until
394 (b) revoke the certificate of qualification of a judge or law enforcement official who
395 fails to meet the annual requalification criteria established pursuant to Subsection (3); and
396 (c) certify instructors for the training requirements of this section.
397 Section 11. Section 76-10-501 is amended to read:
398 76-10-501. Definitions.
399 As used in this part:
400 (1) (a) "Antique firearm" means any firearm:
401 (i) (A) with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system;
403 (B) that was manufactured in or before 1898; or
404 (ii) that is a replica of any firearm described in this Subsection (1)(a), if the replica:
405 (A) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed
406 ammunition; or
407 (B) uses rimfire or centerfire fixed ammunition which is:
408 (I) no longer manufactured in the United States; and
409 (II) is not readily available in ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
410 (iii) (A) that is a muzzle loading rifle, shotgun, or pistol; and
411 (B) is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and cannot use fixed
413 (b) "Antique firearm" does not include:
414 (i) any weapon that incorporates a firearm frame or receiver;
415 (ii) any firearm that is converted into a muzzle loading weapon; or
416 (iii) any muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition
417 by replacing the:
418 (A) barrel;
419 (B) bolt;
420 (C) breechblock; or
421 (D) any combination of Subsection (1)(b)(iii)(A), (B), or (C).
422 (2) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section 53-10-201
423 within the Department of Public Safety.
425 covered, hidden, or secreted in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence and
426 is readily accessible for immediate use.
427 (b) A dangerous weapon shall not be considered a concealed dangerous weapon if it is a
428 firearm which is unloaded and is securely encased.
430 conducted by a licensed firearms dealer on every purchaser of a handgun through the division
431 or the local law enforcement agency where the firearms dealer conducts business.
433 (a) is of special interest to a collector because of a quality that is not associated with
434 firearms intended for:
435 (i) sporting use;
436 (ii) use as an offensive weapon; or
437 (iii) use as a defensive weapon;
438 (b) (i) was manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date; and
439 (ii) is not a replica of a firearm described in Subsection [
440 (c) is certified by the curator of a municipal, state, or federal museum that exhibits
441 firearms to be a curio or relic of museum interest;
442 (d) derives a substantial part of its monetary value:
443 (i) from the fact that the firearm is:
444 (A) novel;
445 (B) rare; or
446 (C) bizarre; or
447 (ii) because of the firearm's association with an historical:
448 (A) figure;
449 (B) period; or
450 (C) event; and
451 (e) has been designated as a curio or relic firearm by the director of the United States
452 Treasury Department Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms under 27 C.F.R. Sec. 178.11.
454 intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.
455 (b) The following factors shall be used in determining whether a knife, or any other
456 item, object, or thing not commonly known as a dangerous weapon is a dangerous weapon:
457 (i) the character of the instrument, object, or thing;
458 (ii) the character of the wound produced, if any;
459 (iii) the manner in which the instrument, object, or thing was used; and
460 (iv) the other lawful purposes for which the instrument, object, or thing may be used.
462 device as defined by Section 76-10-306 .
464 procedure, 18 U.S.C. 923 and engaged in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise
465 transferring a handgun, whether the person is a retail or wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or
469 (8) "Enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
470 (9) (a) "Firearm" means a pistol, revolver, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, rifle or
471 sawed-off rifle, or [
472 expelled a projectile by action of an explosive.
473 (b) As used in Sections 76-10-526 and 76-10-527 , "firearm" does not include an
474 antique firearm.
475 (10) "Firearms transaction record form" means a form created by the division to be
476 completed by a person purchasing, selling, or transferring a handgun from a dealer in the state.
477 (11) "Fully automatic weapon" means any firearm which fires, is designed to fire, or
478 can be readily restored to fire, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading by a
479 single function of the trigger.
480 (12) (a) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded
481 or unloaded, from which [
482 which, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches.
483 (b) As used in Sections 76-10-520 , 76-10-521 , and 76-10-522 , "handgun" and "pistol
484 or revolver" do not include an antique firearm.
485 (13) "House of worship" means a church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other
486 building set apart primarily for the purpose of worship in which religious services are held and
487 the main body of which is kept for that use and not put to any other use inconsistent with its
488 primary purpose.
489 (14) "Prohibited area" means [
490 (15) "Readily accessible for immediate use" means that a firearm or other dangerous
491 weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can
492 be retrieved and used as readily as if carried on the person.
493 (16) "Residence" means an improvement to real property used or occupied as a primary
494 or secondary residence.
495 (17) "Sawed-off shotgun" or "sawed-off rifle" means a shotgun having a barrel or
496 barrels of fewer than 18 inches in length, or in the case of a rifle, having a barrel or barrels of
497 fewer than 16 inches in length, or any dangerous weapon made from a rifle or shotgun by
498 alteration, modification, or otherwise, if the weapon as modified has an overall length of fewer
499 than 26 inches.
500 (18) "Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as held
501 in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked, or in a trunk or other
502 storage area of a motor vehicle, not including a glove box or console box.
503 (19) "State entity" means [
504 institution, officer, corporation, fund, division, office, committee, authority, laboratory, library,
505 unit, bureau, panel, or other administrative unit of the state.
506 (20) "Violent felony" [
507 76-3-203.5 .
508 Section 12. Section 76-10-526 is amended to read:
509 76-10-526. Criminal background check prior to purchase of a firearm -- Fee --
510 Exemption for concealed firearm permit holders.
511 (1) For purposes of this section, "valid permit to carry a concealed firearm" does not
512 include a temporary permit issued pursuant to Section 53-5-705 .
513 (2) (a) To establish personal identification and residence in this state for purposes of
514 this part, a dealer shall require an individual receiving a firearm to present one photo
515 identification on a form issued by a governmental agency of the state.
516 (b) A dealer may not accept a driving privilege card issued in accordance with Section
517 53-3-207 as proof of identification for the purpose of establishing personal identification and
518 residence in this state as required under this Subsection (2).
519 (3) A criminal history background check is required for the sale of a firearm by a
520 licensed firearm dealer in the state.
521 (4) (a) An individual, except a dealer, purchasing a firearm from a dealer shall consent
522 in writing to a criminal background check, on a form provided by the [
523 (b) The form shall contain the following information:
524 (i) the dealer identification number;
525 (ii) the name and address of the individual receiving the firearm;
526 (iii) the date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the individual
527 receiving the firearm; and
528 (iv) the Social Security number or any other identification number of the individual
529 receiving the firearm.
530 (5) (a) The dealer shall send the form required by Subsection (4) to the [
531 bureau immediately upon its completion.
532 (b) [
533 the dealer has provided the [
534 received approval from the [
535 (6) The dealer shall make a request for criminal history background information by
536 telephone or other electronic means to the [
537 denial of the inquiry by telephone or other electronic means.
538 (7) When the dealer calls for or requests a criminal history background check, the
540 (a) review the criminal history files, including juvenile court records, to determine if
541 the individual is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm by state or
542 federal law;
543 (b) inform the dealer that:
544 (i) the records indicate the individual is so prohibited; or
545 (ii) the individual is approved for purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm;
546 (c) provide the dealer with a unique transaction number for that inquiry; and
547 (d) provide a response to the requesting dealer during the call for a criminal
548 background, or by return call, or other electronic means, without delay, except in case of
549 electronic failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the [
551 estimate of the length of the delay.
552 (8) (a) The [
553 background check longer than 20 days from the date of the dealer's request if the [
554 bureau determines that the individual receiving the gun is not prohibited from purchasing,
555 possessing, or transferring the firearm under state or federal law.
556 (b) However, the [
557 dealer's federal firearms number, the transaction number, and the transaction date for a period
558 of 12 months.
559 (9) If the criminal history background check discloses information indicating that the
560 individual attempting to purchase the firearm is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
561 transferring a firearm, the [
562 jurisdiction where the person resides.
563 (10) If an individual is denied the right to purchase a firearm under this section, the
564 individual may review the individual's criminal history information and may challenge or
565 amend the information as provided in Section 53-10-108 .
566 (11) The [
567 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all
568 records provided by the division pursuant to this part are in conformance with the requirements
569 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536 (1993).
570 (12) (a) (i) [
571 related to the sale of a firearm under this section, which is $7.50.
572 (ii) This fee remains in effect until changed by the [
573 process under Section 63J-1-504 .
574 (b) (i) The dealer shall forward at one time all fees collected for criminal history
575 background checks performed during the month to the [
576 month following the sale of a firearm.
577 (ii) The [
578 credits to cover the cost of administering and conducting the criminal history background
579 check program.
580 (13) An individual with a concealed firearm permit issued pursuant to Title 53, Chapter
581 5, Part 7, Concealed [
582 and corresponding fee required in this section for the purchase of a firearm if:
583 (a) the individual presents the individual's concealed firearm permit to the dealer prior
584 to purchase of the firearm; and
585 (b) the dealer verifies with the division that the individual's concealed firearm permit is
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