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H.B. 322

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM by lerror. -->              1     

PROTECTION OF ACTIVITIES IN PRIVATE VEHICLES

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends Title 34, Chapter 45, Protection of Activities in Private Vehicles.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that alternative parking for an individual who desires to transport, possess,
             13      receive, transfer, or store a firearm in the individual's motor vehicle may not be
             14      located on a public right-of-way; and
             15          .    makes technical and conforming changes.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22           34-45-103 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 379
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 34-45-103 is amended to read:
             26           34-45-103. Protection of certain activities -- Firearms -- Free exercise of religion.
             27          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a person may not establish, maintain, or


             28      enforce any policy or rule that has the effect of:
             29          (a) prohibiting any individual from transporting or storing a firearm in a motor vehicle
             30      on any property designated for motor vehicle parking, if:
             31          (i) the individual is legally permitted to transport, possess, purchase, receive, transfer,
             32      or store the firearm;
             33          (ii) the firearm is locked securely in the motor vehicle or in a locked container attached
             34      to the motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is not occupied; and
             35          (iii) the firearm is not in plain view from the outside of the motor vehicle; or
             36          (b) prohibiting any individual from possessing any item in or on a motor vehicle on any
             37      property designated for motor vehicle parking, if the effect of the policy or rule constitutes a
             38      substantial burden on that individual's free exercise of religion.
             39          (2) A person may establish, maintain, or enforce a policy or rule that has the effect of
             40      placing limitations on or prohibiting an individual from transporting or storing a firearm in a
             41      motor vehicle on property the person has designated for motor vehicle parking if:
             42          (a) the person provides, or there is otherwise available, one of the following, in a
             43      location reasonably proximate to the property the person has designated for motor vehicle
             44      parking:
             45          (i) alternative parking for [individuals who desire] an individual who desires to
             46      transport, possess, receive, transfer, or store a firearm in the individual's motor vehicle [at] that:
             47          (A) imposes no additional cost [to] on the individual; [or] and
             48          (B) is H. [ not located on a public right-of-way, including a street, highway, avenue,
             49      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, alley, or bridge
] in a location that is legal and

             49a      safe for parking .H ; or
             50          (ii) a secured and monitored storage location where the individual may securely store a
             51      firearm before proceeding with the vehicle into the secured parking area; or
             52          (b) the person complies with Subsection 34-45-107 (5).




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