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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:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53-5a-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-16-10 8:09 AM