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H.B. 380

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FIREARM LAWS AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stephen E. Sandstrom

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Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 53, Chapter 5a, Firearm Laws, regarding the discharge of a
             10      firearm by a concealed firearm permit holder on private property.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a private property owner is not civilly or criminally liable for any harm
             14      or damages resulting from discharge of a firearm by a person who holds a concealed
             15      firearm permit while on the owner's property; and
             16          .    provides that the exemption from liability does not apply if the property owner
             17      solicits, requests, commands, encourages, or intentionally aids the permit holder in
             18      discharging the firearm while on the owner's property.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          53-5a-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             28          Section 1. Section 53-5a-103 is enacted to read:
             29          53-5a-103. Discharge of firearm on private property -- Liability.
             30          (1) Except as provided under Subsection (2), a private property owner, who knowingly
             31      allows a person who has a permit to carry a concealed firearm under Section 53-5-704 to bring
             32      the firearm onto the owner's property, is not civilly or criminally liable for any damage or harm
             33      resulting from the discharge of the firearm by the permit holder while on the owner's property.
             34          (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the property owner solicits, requests, commands,
             35      encourages, or intentionally aids the concealed firearm permit holder in discharging the firearm
             36      while on the owner's property.




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