H.B. 296 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Richard A. Greenwood

Senate Sponsor: Todd Weiler

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill changes the annual requalification and revocation requirements for a law
             10      enforcement official or judge to retain a concealed weapon permit.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides for the commissioner of public safety to establish annual requalification
             14      requirements; and
             15          .    amends the requirements to revoke a law enforcement official's or judge's certificate
             16      of qualification to possess a concealed weapon permit.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23           53-5-711 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 62
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 53-5-711 is amended to read:
             27           53-5-711. Law enforcement officials and judges -- Training requirements --
             28      Qualification -- Revocation.
             29          (1) For purposes of this section and Section 76-10-523 :

             30          (a) "Judge" means a judge or justice of a court of record or court not of record, but does
             31      not include a judge pro tem or senior judge.
             32          (b) "Law enforcement official of this state" means:
             33          (i) a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole;
             34          (ii) a district attorney, deputy district attorney, county attorney or deputy county
             35      attorney of a county not in a prosecution district;
             36          (iii) the attorney general;
             37          (iv) an assistant attorney general designated as a criminal prosecutor; or
             38          (v) a city attorney or a deputy city attorney designated as a criminal prosecutor.
             39          (2) To qualify for an exemption in Section 76-10-523 , a law enforcement official or
             40      judge shall complete the following training requirements:
             41          (a) meet the requirements of Sections 53-5-704 , 53-5-706 , and 53-5-707 ; and
             42          (b) successfully complete an additional course of training as established by the
             43      commissioner of public safety designed to assist them while carrying out their official law
             44      enforcement and judicial duties as agents for the state or its political subdivisions.
             45          (3) Annual requalification requirements for law enforcement officials and judges shall
             46      be established by the commissioner of public safety. Additional requalification requirements
             47      may be established by the:
             48          (a) Board of Pardons and Parole by rule for its members;
             49          (b) Judicial Council by rule for judges; and
             50          (c) the district attorney, county attorney in a county not in a prosecution district, the
             51      attorney general, or city attorney by policy for prosecutors under their jurisdiction.
             52          (4) The bureau may:
             53          (a) issue a certificate of qualification to a judge or law enforcement official who has
             54      completed the requirements of Subsection [(1)] (2), which certificate of qualification is valid
             55      until revoked;
             56          (b) revoke the certificate of qualification of a judge or law enforcement official who:
             57          (i) fails to meet the annual requalification criteria established pursuant to Subsection

             58      (3); [and]
             59          (ii) would be subject to revocation of a concealed firearm permit under Subsection
             60      53-5-704 (2)(a); or
             61          (iii) is no longer employed as a judge or law enforcement official as defined in
             62      Subsection (1); and
             63          (c) certify instructors for the training requirements of this section.

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