H.B. 134 Enrolled
7 Don L. Ipson
8 Tim M. Cosgrove
9 Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Stewart BarlowBrian M. Greene
Stephen G. Handy
Michael S. Kennedy
Ronda Rudd MenlovePaul Ray
Edward H. Redd
Ryan D. Wilcox 10
11 LONG TITLE
12 General Description:
13 This bill enacts provisions relating to a voluntary firearm safety program.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . reduces the concealed firearm permit fee for a resident's initial application;
17 . requires the Bureau of Criminal Identification, in consultation with the state suicide
18 prevention coordinator, to implement and manage a firearm safety program,
20 . producing a firearm safety brochure and firearm safety packet;
21 . procuring cable-style gun locks;
22 . distributing firearm safety packets;
23 . administering a redeemable coupon program in which a Utah resident who has
24 filed an application for a concealed firearm permit receives a redeemable
25 coupon toward the purchase of a gun safe and receives a firearm safety
27 . creates a restricted account known as the Concealed Weapons Account;
28 . creates a restricted account known as the Firearm Safety Account; and
29 . repeals certain provisions of this bill, subject to sunset review, on July 1, 2018.
30 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
31 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
32 . to Department of Public Safety - Programs and Operations - Bureau of Criminal
34 . from General Fund Restricted - Firearm Safety Account, $70,000
35 . to Department of Public Safety - Programs and Operations
36 . from General Fund Restricted - Concealed Weapons Account, $3,100,000
37 . to General Fund Restricted - Firearm Safety Account as a one-time appropriation:
38 . from Nonlapsing Balances - Department of Public Safety - Programs and
39 Operations, $250,000
40 Other Special Clauses:
41 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
42 Utah Code Sections Affected:
44 53-5-707 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 280
45 53-10-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 396
46 62A-15-1101 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 194
47 63I-1-253 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
48 63I-1-262 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 125
49 76-10-526 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
51 53-10-202.1 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
52 63I-1-276 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
54 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
55 Section 1. Section 53-5-707 is amended to read:
56 53-5-707. Concealed firearm permit -- Fees -- Concealed Weapons Account.
57 (1) (a) [
58 $24.75 at the time of filing an application[
59 (b) A nonresident applicant shall pay an additional [
60 processing a nonresident application.
62 enforcement officer under Section 53-13-103 .
64 spouses of an active duty service member shall be waived.
65 (2) The renewal fee for the permit is $15.
66 (3) The replacement fee for the permit is $10.
67 (4) (a) The late fee for the renewal permit is $7.50.
68 (b) As used in this section, "late fee" means the fee charged by the bureau for a renewal
69 submitted on a permit that has been expired for more than 30 days but less than one year.
72 (5) (a) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
73 "Concealed Weapons Account."
74 (b) The account shall be funded from fees collected under this section.
75 (c) Funds in the account shall be used to cover costs relating to the issuance of
76 concealed firearm permits under this part and may not be used for any other purpose.
77 (6) (a) The bureau may collect any fees charged by an outside agency for additional
78 services required by statute as a prerequisite for issuance of a permit.
79 (b) The bureau may modify the fee under Subsection (1)(a) by adjusting that fee so that
80 the total of the fee under Subsection (1)(a) and the fee under Subsection (6)(a) is the nearest
81 even dollar amount to that total.
82 (c) The bureau shall promptly forward any fees collected under Subsection (6)(a) to the
83 appropriate agency.
84 (7) The bureau shall make an annual report in writing to the Legislature's Law
85 Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on the amount and use of the fees
86 collected under this section.
87 Section 2. Section 53-10-202 is amended to read:
88 53-10-202. Criminal identification -- Duties of bureau.
89 The bureau shall:
90 (1) procure and file information relating to identification and activities of persons who:
91 (a) are fugitives from justice;
92 (b) are wanted or missing;
93 (c) have been arrested for or convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or nation;
95 (d) are believed to be involved in racketeering, organized crime, or a dangerous
97 (2) establish a statewide uniform crime reporting system that shall include:
98 (a) statistics concerning general categories of criminal activities;
99 (b) statistics concerning crimes that exhibit evidence of prejudice based on race,
100 religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, or other categories that the division finds
101 appropriate; and
102 (c) other statistics as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
103 (3) make a complete and systematic record and index of the information obtained
104 under this part;
105 (4) subject to the restrictions in this part, establish policy concerning the use and
106 dissemination of data obtained under this part;
107 (5) publish an annual report concerning the extent, fluctuation, distribution, and nature
108 of crime in Utah;
109 (6) establish a statewide central register for the identification and location of missing
110 persons, which may include:
111 (a) identifying data including fingerprints of each missing person;
112 (b) identifying data of any missing person who is reported as missing to a law
113 enforcement agency having jurisdiction;
114 (c) dates and circumstances of any persons requesting or receiving information from
115 the register; and
116 (d) any other information, including blood types and photographs found necessary in
117 furthering the purposes of this part;
118 (7) publish a quarterly directory of missing persons for distribution to persons or
119 entities likely to be instrumental in the identification and location of missing persons;
120 (8) list the name of every missing person with the appropriate nationally maintained
121 missing persons lists;
122 (9) establish and operate a 24-hour communication network for reports of missing
123 persons and reports of sightings of missing persons;
124 (10) coordinate with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other
125 agencies to facilitate the identification and location of missing persons and the identification of
126 unidentified persons and bodies;
127 (11) receive information regarding missing persons, as provided in Sections 26-2-27
128 and 53A-11-502 , and stolen vehicles, vessels, and outboard motors, as provided in Section
129 41-1a-1401 ;
130 (12) adopt systems of identification, including the fingerprint system, to be used by the
131 division to facilitate law enforcement;
132 (13) assign a distinguishing number or mark of identification to any pistol or revolver,
133 as provided in Section 76-10-520 ;
134 (14) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding motor vehicle
135 salesperson applicants, maintain a separate file of fingerprints for motor vehicle salespersons,
136 and inform the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division when new entries are made for certain
137 criminal offenses for motor vehicle salespersons in accordance with the requirements of
138 Section 41-3-205.5 ;
139 (15) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding driving
140 privilege card applicants or cardholders and maintain a separate file of fingerprints for driving
141 privilege applicants and cardholders and inform the federal Immigration and Customs
142 Enforcement Agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security or law
143 enforcement agencies when new entries are made in accordance with the requirements of
144 Section 53-3-205.5 .
145 (16) review and approve or disapprove applications for license renewal that meet the
146 requirements for renewal; [
147 (17) forward to the board those applications for renewal under Subsection (16) that do
148 not meet the requirements for renewal[
149 (18) within funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purpose, implement and
150 manage the operation of a firearm safety program, in conjunction with the state suicide
151 prevention coordinator, as described in this section and Section 62A-15-1101 , including:
152 (a) coordinating with the Department of Health, local mental health and substance
153 abuse authorities, the State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator, and a
154 representative from a Utah-based nonprofit organization with expertise in the field of firearm
155 use and safety that represents firearm owners, to:
156 (i) produce a firearm safety brochure with information about the safe handling and use
157 of firearms that includes:
158 (A) rules for safe handling, storage, and use of firearms in a home environment;
159 (B) information about at-risk individuals and individuals who are legally prohibited
160 from possessing firearms;
161 (C) information about suicide prevention and awareness; and
162 (D) information about the availability of firearm safety packets;
163 (ii) procure cable-style gun locks for distribution pursuant to this section; and
164 (iii) produce a firearm safety packet that includes both the firearm safety brochure
165 described in Subsection (18)(a)(i) and the cable-style gun lock described in Subsection
167 (b) distributing, free of charge, the firearm safety packet to the following persons, who
168 shall make the firearm safety packet available free of charge:
169 (i) health care providers, including emergency rooms;
170 (ii) mental health practitioners;
171 (iii) other public health suicide prevention organizations;
172 (iv) entities that teach firearm safety courses; and
173 (v) school districts for use in the seminar, described in Section 53A-15-1302 , for
174 parents of students in the school district;
175 (c) creating and administering a redeemable coupon program described in this section
176 and Section 76-10-526 , that may include:
177 (i) producing a redeemable coupon that offers between $10 and $200 off the purchase
178 of a gun safe from a participating federally licensed firearms dealer, as defined in Section
179 76-10-501 , by a Utah resident who has filed an application for a concealed firearm permit;
180 (ii) advertising the redeemable coupon program to all federally licensed firearms
181 dealers and maintaining a list of dealers who wish to participate in the program;
182 (iii) printing or writing the name of a Utah resident who has filed an application for a
183 concealed firearm permit on the redeemable coupon;
184 (iv) mailing the redeemable coupon and the firearm safety brochure to Utah residents
185 who have filed an application for a concealed firearm permit; and
186 (v) collecting from the participating dealers receipts described in Section 76-10-526
187 and reimbursing the dealers;
188 (d) in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
189 making rules that establish procedures for:
190 (i) producing and distributing the firearm safety brochures and packets;
191 (ii) procuring the cable-style gun locks for distribution; and
192 (iii) administering the redeemable coupon program; and
193 (e) reporting to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee
194 regarding implementation and success of the firearm safety program:
195 (i) during the 2016 interim, before November 1; and
196 (ii) during the 2018 interim, before June 1.
197 Section 3. Section 53-10-202.1 is enacted to read:
198 53-10-202.1. Firearm Safety Account.
199 (1) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
200 "Firearm Safety Account."
201 (2) The account shall be funded by appropriations from the Legislature.
202 (3) Funds in the account may only be used for the Firearm Safety Program established
203 in Subsection 53-10-202 (18).
204 Section 4. Section 62A-15-1101 is amended to read:
205 62A-15-1101. Suicide prevention -- Reporting requirements.
206 (1) As used in the section:
207 (a) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section 53-10-201
208 within the Department of Public Safety.
212 death to prevent or contain contagion.
214 designated by the division as described in [
215 (2) The division shall appoint a state suicide prevention coordinator.
216 (3) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall coordinate the suicide prevention
217 program, including suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs, services, and
218 efforts statewide, with at least the following:
219 (a) local mental health and substance abuse authorities;
220 (b) the State Board of Education, including the State Office of Education suicide
221 prevention coordinator described in Section 53A-15-1301 ;
222 (c) the Department of Health;
223 (d) health care providers, including emergency rooms; and
224 (e) other public health suicide prevention efforts.
225 (4) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall report to the Legislature's Education
226 Interim Committee, by the November 2014 meeting, jointly with the State Board of Education,
227 on the coordination of suicide prevention programs and efforts with the State Board of
228 Education and the State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator as described in
229 Section 53A-15-1301 .
230 (5) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall consult with the bureau to implement
231 and manage the operation of a firearm safety program, as described in Subsection
232 53-10-202 (18) and Section 53-10-202.1 .
233 Section 5. Section 63I-1-253 is amended to read:
234 63I-1-253. Repeal dates, Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
235 The following provisions are repealed on the following dates:
236 (1) Section 53-3-232 , Conditional licenses, is repealed July 1, 2015.
237 (2) Subsection 53-10-202 (18) is repealed July 1, 2018.
238 (3) Section 53-10-202.1 is repealed July 1, 2018.
240 repealed July 1, 2020.
242 is repealed July 1, 2016.
246 repealed July 1, 2016.
248 from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to the Geological Survey for test wells, other
249 hydrologic studies, and air quality monitoring in the West Desert, is repealed July 1, 2020.
250 Section 6. Section 63I-1-262 is amended to read:
251 63I-1-262. Repeal dates, Title 62A.
252 (1) Section 62A-2-120.5 , Pilot program for expedited background check of a qualified
253 human services applicant, is repealed July 1, 2017.
254 (2) Subsection 62A-15-1101 (5) is repealed July 1, 2018.
255 Section 7. Section 63I-1-276 is enacted to read:
256 63I-1-276. Repeal dates, Title 76.
257 Subsection 76-10-526 (15) is repealed July 1, 2018.
258 Section 8. Section 76-10-526 is amended to read:
259 76-10-526. Criminal background check prior to purchase of a firearm -- Fee --
260 Exemption for concealed firearm permit holders and law enforcement officers.
261 (1) For purposes of this section, "valid permit to carry a concealed firearm" does not
262 include a temporary permit issued under Section 53-5-705 .
263 (2) (a) To establish personal identification and residence in this state for purposes of
264 this part, a dealer shall require an individual receiving a firearm to present one photo
265 identification on a form issued by a governmental agency of the state.
266 (b) A dealer may not accept a driving privilege card issued under Section 53-3-207 as
267 proof of identification for the purpose of establishing personal identification and residence in
268 this state as required under this Subsection (2).
269 (3) (a) A criminal history background check is required for the sale of a firearm by a
270 licensed firearm dealer in the state.
271 (b) Subsection (3)(a) does not apply to the sale of a firearm to a Federal Firearms
273 (4) (a) An individual purchasing a firearm from a dealer shall consent in writing to a
274 criminal background check, on a form provided by the bureau.
275 (b) The form shall contain the following information:
276 (i) the dealer identification number;
277 (ii) the name and address of the individual receiving the firearm;
278 (iii) the date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the individual
279 receiving the firearm; and
280 (iv) the Social Security number or any other identification number of the individual
281 receiving the firearm.
282 (5) (a) The dealer shall send the information required by Subsection (4) to the bureau
283 immediately upon its receipt by the dealer.
284 (b) A dealer may not sell or transfer a firearm to an individual until the dealer has
285 provided the bureau with the information in Subsection (4) and has received approval from the
286 bureau under Subsection (7).
287 (6) The dealer shall make a request for criminal history background information by
288 telephone or other electronic means to the bureau and shall receive approval or denial of the
289 inquiry by telephone or other electronic means.
290 (7) When the dealer calls for or requests a criminal history background check, the
291 bureau shall:
292 (a) review the criminal history files, including juvenile court records, to determine if
293 the individual is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm by state or
294 federal law;
295 (b) inform the dealer that:
296 (i) the records indicate the individual is prohibited; or
297 (ii) the individual is approved for purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm;
298 (c) provide the dealer with a unique transaction number for that inquiry; and
299 (d) provide a response to the requesting dealer during the call for a criminal
300 background check, or by return call, or other electronic means, without delay, except in case of
301 electronic failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the bureau, the bureau shall
302 advise the dealer of the reason for the delay and give the dealer an estimate of the length of the
304 (8) (a) The bureau may not maintain any records of the criminal history background
305 check longer than 20 days from the date of the dealer's request, if the bureau determines that
306 the individual receiving the firearm is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
307 transferring the firearm under state or federal law.
308 (b) However, the bureau shall maintain a log of requests containing the dealer's federal
309 firearms number, the transaction number, and the transaction date for a period of 12 months.
310 (9) If the criminal history background check discloses information indicating that the
311 individual attempting to purchase the firearm is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
312 transferring a firearm, the bureau shall inform the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction
313 where the individual resides.
314 (10) If an individual is denied the right to purchase a firearm under this section, the
315 individual may review the individual's criminal history information and may challenge or
316 amend the information as provided in Section 53-10-108 .
317 (11) The bureau shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
318 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all
319 records provided by the bureau under this part are in conformance with the requirements of the
320 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536 (1993).
321 (12) (a) (i) A dealer shall collect a criminal history background check fee of $7.50 for
322 the sale of a firearm under this section.
323 (ii) This fee remains in effect until changed by the bureau through the process under
324 Section 63J-1-504 .
325 (b) (i) The dealer shall forward at one time all fees collected for criminal history
326 background checks performed during the month to the bureau by the last day of the month
327 following the sale of a firearm.
328 (ii) The bureau shall deposit the fees in the General Fund as dedicated credits to cover
329 the cost of administering and conducting the criminal history background check program.
330 (13) An individual with a concealed firearm permit issued under Title 53, Chapter 5,
331 Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, is exempt from the background check and corresponding fee
332 required in this section for the purchase of a firearm if:
333 (a) the individual presents the individual's concealed firearm permit to the dealer prior
334 to purchase of the firearm; and
335 (b) the dealer verifies with the bureau that the individual's concealed firearm permit is
337 (14) A law enforcement officer, as defined in Section 53-13-103 , is exempt from the
338 background check fee required in this section for the purchase of a personal firearm to be
339 carried while off-duty if the law enforcement officer verifies current employment by providing
340 a letter of good standing from the officer's commanding officer and current law enforcement
341 photo identification. This section may only be used by a law enforcement officer to purchase a
342 personal firearm once in a 24-month period.
343 (15) (a) A dealer may participate in the redeemable coupon program described in this
344 Subsection (15) and Subsection 53-10-202 (18).
345 (b) A participating dealer shall:
346 (i) accept the redeemable coupon only from the individual whose name is on the
347 coupon and apply it only toward the purchase of a gun safe;
348 (ii) collect the receipts from the purchase of gun safes using the redeemable coupon
349 and send them to the Bureau of Criminal Identification for redemption; and
350 (iii) make the firearm safety brochure described in Subsection 53-10-202 (18) available
351 to customers free of charge.
352 Section 9. Appropriation.
353 Under the terms and conditions of Utah Code Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary
354 Procedures Act, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the
355 following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
356 reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or fund accounts indicated.
357 These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
358 To Department of Public Safety - Programs and Operations
359 From General Fund Restricted - Firearm Safety Account
360 Schedule of Programs:
361 Bureau of Criminal Identification $70,000
362 To Department of Public Safety - Programs and Operations
363 From General Fund Restricted - Concealed Weapons Account
364 Schedule of Programs:
365 CITS Bureau of Criminal Identification $3,100,000
366 Under Section 63J-1-603 , the Legislature intends that appropriations provided under
367 this section not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is
368 limited to purposes described in Subsection 53-10-202 (18).
369 Restricted Fund and Account Transfers. The Legislature authorizes the State Division
370 of Finance to transfer the following amounts among the following funds or accounts as
372 To General Fund Restricted - Firearm Safety Account
373 From Nonlapsing Balances - Department of Public Safety -
374 Programs and Operations
375 Schedule of Programs:
376 General Fund Restricted - Firearm Safety Account $250,000
377 Section 10. Effective date.
378 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
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