! The Capitol Complex is closed to the public due to COVID-19. All meetings will be held virtually online. View procedures and guidelines (PDF) for remote public comment and virtual meeting instructions (PDF).

Download Zipped Enrolled WordPerfect HB0211.ZIP
[Introduced][Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note] [Bills Directory]

H.B. 211 Enrolled

             1     

CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT FOR SERVICE MEMBERS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the requirements for a concealed firearm permit for a United States
             10      active duty service member and spouse stationed in Utah.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the requirements for a concealed firearm permit for a United States
             14      military active duty service member and spouse who are not residents of the state
             15      but who are stationed in Utah;
             16          .    waives the concealed firearm permit renewal fee for active duty service member and
             17      spouse of an active duty service member who is stationed with the member; and    
             18          .    defines active duty service member and spouse of an active duty service member.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          53-5-702, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 62
             26          53-5-704, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 317
             27          53-5-707, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 65
             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             30          Section 1. Section 53-5-702 is amended to read:
             31           53-5-702. Definitions.
             32          [(1) As] In addition to the definitions in Section 76-10-501 , as used in this part:
             33          (1) "Active duty service member" means a person on active military duty with the
             34      United States military and includes full time military active duty, military reserve active duty,
             35      and national guard military active duty service members stationed in Utah.
             36          (2) "Active duty service member spouse" means a person recognized by the military as
             37      the spouse of an active duty service member and who resides with the active duty service
             38      member in Utah.
             39          [(a)] (3) "Board" means the Concealed Firearm Review Board created in Section
             40      53-5-703 .
             41          [(b)] (4) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section
             42      53-10-201 within the Department of Public Safety.
             43          [(c)] (5) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
             44          [(d)] (6) "Conviction" means criminal conduct where the filing of a criminal charge has
             45      resulted in:
             46          [(i)] (a) a finding of guilt based on evidence presented to a judge or jury;
             47          [(ii)] (b) a guilty plea;
             48          [(iii)] (c) a plea of nolo contendere;
             49          [(iv)] (d) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere which is held in abeyance pending the
             50      successful completion of probation;
             51          [(v)] (e) a pending diversion agreement; or
             52          [(vi)] (f) a conviction which has been reduced pursuant to Section 76-3-402 .
             53          [(2) The definitions in Section 76-10-501 apply to this part.]
             54          Section 2. Section 53-5-704 is amended to read:
             55           53-5-704. Bureau duties -- Permit to carry concealed firearm -- Certification for
             56      concealed firearms instructor -- Requirements for issuance -- Violation -- Denial,
             57      suspension, or revocation -- Appeal procedure.


             58          (1) (a) The bureau shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self
             59      defense to an applicant who is 21 years of age or older within 60 days after receiving an
             60      application, unless the bureau finds proof that the applicant does not meet the qualifications set
             61      forth in Subsection (2).
             62          (b) The permit is valid throughout the state for five years, without restriction, except as
             63      otherwise provided by Section 53-5-710 .
             64          (c) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504 (1) and (2), and Section 76-10-505 do not
             65      apply to a person issued a permit under Subsection (1)(a).
             66          (d) Subsection (4)(a) does not apply to a nonresident:
             67          (i) active duty service member, who present to the bureau orders requiring the active
             68      duty service member to report for duty in this state; or
             69          (ii) an active duty service member's spouse, stationed with the active duty service
             70      member, who presents to the bureau the active duty service member's orders requiring the
             71      service member to report for duty in this state.
             72          (2) (a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if the
             73      applicant or permit holder:
             74          (i) has been or is convicted of a felony;
             75          (ii) has been or is convicted of a crime of violence;
             76          (iii) has been or is convicted of an offense involving the use of alcohol;
             77          (iv) has been or is convicted of an offense involving the unlawful use of narcotics or
             78      other controlled substances;
             79          (v) has been or is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude;
             80          (vi) has been or is convicted of an offense involving domestic violence;
             81          (vii) has been or is adjudicated by a state or federal court as mentally incompetent,
             82      unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed; and
             83          (viii) is not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503
             84      and federal law.
             85          (b) In determining whether an applicant or permit holder meets the qualifications set


             86      forth in Subsection (2)(a), the bureau shall consider mitigating circumstances.
             87          (3) (a) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit if it has
             88      reasonable cause to believe that the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger to self or
             89      others as demonstrated by evidence, including:
             90          (i) past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence;
             91          (ii) past participation in incidents involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful
             92      violence; or
             93          (iii) conviction of an offense in violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons.
             94          (b) The bureau may not deny, suspend, or revoke a concealed firearm permit solely for
             95      a single conviction of an infraction violation of Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons.
             96          (c) In determining whether the applicant or permit holder has been or is a danger to self
             97      or others, the bureau may inspect:
             98          (i) expunged records of arrests and convictions of adults as provided in Section
             99      77-40-109 ; and
             100          (ii) juvenile court records as provided in Section 78A-6-209 .
             101          (4) (a) In addition to meeting the other qualifications for the issuance of a concealed
             102      firearm permit under this section, a nonresident applicant who resides in a state that recognizes
             103      the validity of the Utah permit or has reciprocity with Utah's concealed firearm permit law
             104      shall:
             105          (i) hold a current concealed firearm or concealed weapon permit issued by the
             106      appropriate permitting authority of the nonresident applicant's state of residency; and
             107          (ii) submit a photocopy or electronic copy of the nonresident applicant's current
             108      concealed firearm or concealed weapon permit referred to in Subsection (4)(a)(i).
             109          (b) A nonresident applicant who knowingly and willfully provides false information to
             110      the bureau under Subsection (4)(a) is prohibited from holding a Utah concealed firearm permit
             111      for a period of 10 years.
             112          (c) Subsection (4)(a) applies to all applications for the issuance of a concealed firearm
             113      permit that are received by the bureau after May 10, 2011.


             114          (d) Beginning January 1, 2012, Subsection (4)(a) also applies to an application for
             115      renewal of a concealed firearm permit by a nonresident.
             116          (5) The bureau shall issue a concealed firearm permit to a former peace officer who
             117      departs full-time employment as a peace officer, in an honorable manner, within five years of
             118      that departure if the officer meets the requirements of this section.
             119          (6) Except as provided in Subsection (7), the bureau shall also require the applicant to
             120      provide:
             121          (a) the address of the applicant's permanent residence;
             122          (b) one recent dated photograph;
             123          (c) one set of fingerprints; and
             124          (d) evidence of general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed as defined
             125      in Subsection (8).
             126          (7) An applicant who is a law enforcement officer under Section 53-13-103 may
             127      provide a letter of good standing from the officer's commanding officer in place of the evidence
             128      required by Subsection (6)(d).
             129          (8) (a) General familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed includes training
             130      in:
             131          (i) the safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying of the types of firearms to be
             132      concealed; and
             133          (ii) current laws defining lawful use of a firearm by a private citizen, including lawful
             134      self-defense, use of force by a private citizen, including use of deadly force, transportation, and
             135      concealment.
             136          (b) An applicant may satisfy the general familiarity requirement of Subsection (8)(a) by
             137      one of the following:
             138          (i) completion of a course of instruction conducted by a national, state, or local
             139      firearms training organization approved by the bureau;
             140          (ii) certification of general familiarity by a person who has been certified by the bureau,
             141      which may include a law enforcement officer, military or civilian firearms instructor, or hunter


             142      safety instructor; or
             143          (iii) equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in an organized
             144      shooting competition, law enforcement, or military service.
             145          (c) Instruction taken by a student under Subsection (8) shall be in person and not
             146      through electronic means.
             147          (9) (a) An applicant for certification as a Utah concealed firearms instructor shall:
             148          (i) be at least 21 years of age;
             149          (ii) be currently eligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 ;
             150          (iii) have:
             151          (A) completed a firearm instruction training course from the National Rifle Association
             152      or the Department of Public Safety, Division of Peace Officer Safety Standards and Training;
             153      or
             154          (B) received training equivalent to one of the courses referred to in Subsection [(8)]
             155      (9)(a)(iii)(A) as determined by the bureau;
             156          (iv) have taken a course of instruction and passed a certification test as described in
             157      Subsection (9)(c); and
             158          (v) possess a Utah concealed firearm permit.
             159          (b) An instructor's certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance, unless
             160      revoked by the bureau.
             161          (c) (i) In order to obtain initial certification or renew a certification, an instructor shall
             162      attend an instructional course and pass a test under the direction of the bureau.
             163          (ii) (A) The bureau shall provide or contract to provide the course referred to in
             164      Subsection (9)(c)(i) twice every year.
             165          (B) The course shall include instruction on current Utah law related to firearms,
             166      including concealed carry statutes and rules, and the use of deadly force by private citizens.
             167          (d) (i) Each applicant for certification under this Subsection (9) shall pay a fee of
             168      $50.00 at the time of application for initial certification.
             169          (ii) The renewal fee for the certificate is $25.


             170          (iii) The bureau may use a fee paid under Subsections (9)(d)(i) and (ii) as a dedicated
             171      credit to cover the cost incurred in maintaining and improving the instruction program required
             172      for concealed firearm instructors under this Subsection (9).
             173          (10) A certified concealed firearms instructor shall provide each of the instructor's
             174      students with the required course of instruction outline approved by the bureau.
             175          (11) (a) (i) A concealed firearms instructor shall provide a signed certificate to a person
             176      successfully completing the offered course of instruction.
             177          (ii) The instructor shall sign the certificate with the exact name indicated on the
             178      instructor's certification issued by the bureau under Subsection (9).
             179          (iii) (A) The certificate shall also have affixed to it the instructor's official seal, which
             180      is the exclusive property of the instructor and may not be used by any other person.
             181          (B) The instructor shall destroy the seal upon revocation or expiration of the
             182      instructor's certification under Subsection (9).
             183          (C) The bureau shall determine the design and content of the seal to include at least the
             184      following:
             185          (I) the instructor's name as it appears on the instructor's certification;
             186          (II) the words "Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor," "state of Utah," and "my
             187      certification expires on (the instructor's certification expiration date)"; and
             188          (III) the instructor's business or residence address.
             189          (D) The seal shall be affixed to each student certificate issued by the instructor in a
             190      manner that does not obscure or render illegible any information or signatures contained in the
             191      document.
             192          (b) The applicant shall provide the certificate to the bureau in compliance with
             193      Subsection (6)(d).
             194          (12) The bureau may deny, suspend, or revoke the certification of an applicant or a
             195      concealed firearms instructor if it has reason to believe the applicant or the instructor has:
             196          (a) become ineligible to possess a firearm under Section 76-10-503 or federal law; or
             197          (b) knowingly and willfully provided false information to the bureau.


             198          (13) An applicant for certification or a concealed firearms instructor has the same
             199      appeal rights as set forth in Subsection (16).
             200          (14) In providing instruction and issuing a permit under this part, the concealed
             201      firearms instructor and the bureau are not vicariously liable for damages caused by the permit
             202      holder.
             203          (15) An individual who knowingly and willfully provides false information on an
             204      application filed under this part is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, and the application may be
             205      denied, or the permit may be suspended or revoked.
             206          (16) (a) In the event of a denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit, the applicant or
             207      permit holder may file a petition for review with the board within 60 days from the date the
             208      denial, suspension, or revocation is received by the applicant or permit holder by certified mail,
             209      return receipt requested.
             210          (b) The bureau's denial of a permit shall be in writing and shall include the general
             211      reasons for the action.
             212          (c) If an applicant or permit holder appeals the denial to the review board, the applicant
             213      or permit holder may have access to the evidence upon which the denial is based in accordance
             214      with Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
             215          (d) On appeal to the board, the bureau has the burden of proof by a preponderance of
             216      the evidence.
             217          (e) (i) Upon a ruling by the board on the appeal of a denial, the board shall issue a final
             218      order within 30 days stating the board's decision.
             219          (ii) The final order shall be in the form prescribed by Subsection 63G-4-203 (1)(i).
             220          (iii) The final order is final bureau action for purposes of judicial review under Section
             221      63G-4-402 .
             222          (17) The commissioner may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             223      Administrative Rulemaking Act, necessary to administer this chapter.
             224          Section 3. Section 53-5-707 is amended to read:
             225           53-5-707. Concealed firearm permit -- Fees -- Disposition.


             226          (1) (a) Each applicant for a concealed firearm permit shall pay a fee of $29.75 at the
             227      time of filing an application, except that a nonresident applicant shall pay an additional $5 for
             228      the additional cost of processing a nonresident application.
             229          (b) The bureau shall waive the initial fee for an applicant who is a law enforcement
             230      officer under Section 53-13-103 .
             231          (c) Concealed firearm permit renewal fees for active duty service members and spouses
             232      of an active duty service member shall be waived.
             233          (2) The renewal fee for the permit is $15.
             234          (3) The replacement fee for the permit is $10.
             235          (4) (a) The late fee for the renewal permit is $7.50.
             236          (b) As used in this section, "late fee" means the fee charged by the bureau for a renewal
             237      submitted on a permit that has been expired for more than 30 days but less than one year.
             238          (5) The bureau shall use the fees collected under Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) as a
             239      dedicated credit to cover the costs of issuing concealed firearm permits under this part.
             240          (6) (a) The bureau may collect any fees charged by an outside agency for additional
             241      services required by statute as a prerequisite for issuance of a permit.
             242          (b) The bureau may modify the fee under Subsection (1)(a) by adjusting that fee so that
             243      the total of the fee under Subsection (1)(a) and the fee under Subsection (6)(a) is the nearest
             244      even dollar amount to that total.
             245          (c) The bureau shall promptly forward any fees collected under Subsection (6)(a) to the
             246      appropriate agency.
             247          (7) The bureau shall make an annual report in writing to the Legislature's Law
             248      Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on the amount and use of the fees
             249      collected under this section.


[Bill Documents][Bills Directory]