First Substitute H.B. 134
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts provisions relating to a voluntary firearm safety program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . requires the state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence
13 and injury prevention coordinator, to implement a firearm safety program,
15 . producing a firearm safety brochure and firearm safety packet;
16 . procuring cable-style gun locks;
17 . distributing firearm safety packets;
18 . administering a redeemable coupon program in which a Utah resident who has
19 filed an application for a concealed firearm permit receives a redeemable
20 coupon toward the purchase of a gun safe and receives a firearm safety
21 brochure; and
22 . repeals the provisions of this bill, subject to sunset review, on July 1, 2018.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
24 This bill appropriates as a one-time appropriation, $900,000, to the Department of
25 Human Services, Firearm Safety Program.
26 Other Special Clauses:
27 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 53-10-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 396
31 62A-15-1101 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 194
32 63I-1-253 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
33 63I-1-262 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 125
34 76-10-526 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
36 62A-15-1102 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
37 63I-1-276 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
39 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
40 Section 1. Section 53-10-202 is amended to read:
41 53-10-202. Criminal identification -- Duties of bureau.
42 The bureau shall:
43 (1) procure and file information relating to identification and activities of persons who:
44 (a) are fugitives from justice;
45 (b) are wanted or missing;
46 (c) have been arrested for or convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or nation;
48 (d) are believed to be involved in racketeering, organized crime, or a dangerous
50 (2) establish a statewide uniform crime reporting system that shall include:
51 (a) statistics concerning general categories of criminal activities;
52 (b) statistics concerning crimes that exhibit evidence of prejudice based on race,
53 religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, or other categories that the division finds
54 appropriate; and
55 (c) other statistics as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
56 (3) make a complete and systematic record and index of the information obtained
57 under this part;
58 (4) subject to the restrictions in this part, establish policy concerning the use and
59 dissemination of data obtained under this part;
60 (5) publish an annual report concerning the extent, fluctuation, distribution, and nature
61 of crime in Utah;
62 (6) establish a statewide central register for the identification and location of missing
63 persons, which may include:
64 (a) identifying data including fingerprints of each missing person;
65 (b) identifying data of any missing person who is reported as missing to a law
66 enforcement agency having jurisdiction;
67 (c) dates and circumstances of any persons requesting or receiving information from
68 the register; and
69 (d) any other information, including blood types and photographs found necessary in
70 furthering the purposes of this part;
71 (7) publish a quarterly directory of missing persons for distribution to persons or
72 entities likely to be instrumental in the identification and location of missing persons;
73 (8) list the name of every missing person with the appropriate nationally maintained
74 missing persons lists;
75 (9) establish and operate a 24-hour communication network for reports of missing
76 persons and reports of sightings of missing persons;
77 (10) coordinate with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other
78 agencies to facilitate the identification and location of missing persons and the identification of
79 unidentified persons and bodies;
80 (11) receive information regarding missing persons, as provided in Sections 26-2-27
81 and 53A-11-502 , and stolen vehicles, vessels, and outboard motors, as provided in Section
82 41-1a-1401 ;
83 (12) adopt systems of identification, including the fingerprint system, to be used by the
84 division to facilitate law enforcement;
85 (13) assign a distinguishing number or mark of identification to any pistol or revolver,
86 as provided in Section 76-10-520 ;
87 (14) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding motor vehicle
88 salesperson applicants, maintain a separate file of fingerprints for motor vehicle salespersons,
89 and inform the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division when new entries are made for certain
90 criminal offenses for motor vehicle salespersons in accordance with the requirements of
91 Section 41-3-205.5 ;
92 (15) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding driving
93 privilege card applicants or cardholders and maintain a separate file of fingerprints for driving
94 privilege applicants and cardholders and inform the federal Immigration and Customs
95 Enforcement Agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security or law
96 enforcement agencies when new entries are made in accordance with the requirements of
97 Section 53-3-205.5 .
98 (16) review and approve or disapprove applications for license renewal that meet the
99 requirements for renewal; [
100 (17) forward to the board those applications for renewal under Subsection (16) that do
101 not meet the requirements for renewal[
102 (18) in accordance with the Firearm Safety Program described in Section
103 62A-15-1102 :
104 (a) obtain from the state suicide prevention coordinator redeemable coupons and
105 firearm safety brochures;
106 (b) print or write the name of a Utah resident who has filed an application for a
107 concealed firearm permit on the redeemable coupon; and
108 (c) mail the redeemable coupon and firearm safety brochure to Utah residents who
109 have filed an application for a concealed firearm permit.
110 Section 2. Section 62A-15-1101 is amended to read:
111 62A-15-1101. Suicide prevention and firearm safety programs -- Reporting
113 (1) As used in the section:
114 (a) "Violence and injury prevention coordinator" means an individual designated by the
115 Bureau of Health Promotion to coordinate violence and injury prevention.
119 death to prevent or contain contagion.
121 designated by the division as described in [
122 (2) The division shall appoint a state suicide prevention coordinator.
123 (3) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall coordinate the suicide prevention
124 program, including suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs, services, and
125 efforts statewide, with at least the following:
126 (a) local mental health and substance abuse authorities;
127 (b) the State Board of Education, including the State Office of Education suicide
128 prevention coordinator described in Section 53A-15-1301 ;
129 (c) the [
130 (d) health care providers, including emergency rooms; and
131 (e) other public health suicide prevention efforts.
132 (4) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall report to the Legislature's Education
133 Interim Committee, by the November 2014 meeting, jointly with the State Board of Education,
134 on the coordination of suicide prevention programs and efforts with the State Board of
135 Education and the State Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator as described in
136 Section 53A-15-1301 .
137 (5) The state suicide prevention coordinator shall consult with the violence and injury
138 prevention coordinator to implement the firearm safety program as described in Section
139 62A-15-1102 .
140 Section 3. Section 62A-15-1102 is enacted to read:
141 62A-15-1102. Firearm safety program.
142 (1) As used in the section:
143 (a) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Criminal Identification created in Section 53-10-201
144 within the Department of Public Safety.
145 (b) "Dealer" means a federally licensed firearms dealer, as defined in Section
146 76-10-501 .
147 (c) "Violence and injury prevention coordinator" means an individual designated by the
148 Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion to coordinate violence and injury
150 (d) "State suicide prevention coordinator" means an individual designated by the
151 division to coordinate the suicide prevention program described in Section 62A-15-1101 .
152 (2) The state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and
153 injury prevention coordinator, shall implement a firearm safety program as described in
154 Subsections (3) through (6).
155 (3) The state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and
156 injury prevention coordinator, local mental health and substance abuse authorities, the State
157 Office of Education suicide prevention coordinator, and a representative from a nonprofit
158 organization with expertise in the field of firearm safety that represents firearm owners shall:
159 (a) produce a firearm safety brochure with information about the safe handling and use
160 of firearms that includes:
161 (i) rules for safe handling, storage, and use of firearms in a home environment;
162 (ii) information about at-risk individuals and individuals who are legally prohibited
163 from possessing firearms;
164 (iii) information about suicide prevention and awareness; and
165 (iv) information about the availability of firearm safety packets;
166 (b) procure cable-style gun locks for distribution pursuant to this section; and
167 (c) produce a firearm safety packet with both the firearm safety brochure described in
168 Subsection (3)(a) and the cable-style gun lock described in Subsection (3)(b).
169 (4) The state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and
170 injury prevention coordinator, shall distribute, free of charge, the firearm safety packet to the
171 following persons, who shall make the firearm safety packet available free of charge:
172 (a) health care providers, including emergency rooms;
173 (b) mental health practitioners;
174 (c) other public health suicide prevention organizations;
175 (d) entities that teach firearm safety courses; and
176 (e) school districts for use in the seminar, described in Section 53A-15-1302 , for
177 parents of students in the school district.
178 (5) The state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and
179 injury prevention coordinator, shall create and administer a redeemable coupon program
180 described in this section and Section 76-10-526 , that may include:
181 (a) producing a redeemable coupon that offers between $10 and $200 off the purchase
182 of a gun safe from a participating dealer by a Utah resident who has filed an application for a
183 concealed firearm permit;
184 (b) advertising the redeemable coupon program to all dealers and maintaining a list of
185 dealers who wish to participate in the program;
186 (c) coordinating with the bureau in accordance with Subsection 53-10-202 (18) to mail
187 the redeemable coupon and the firearm safety brochure to the bureau; and
188 (d) collecting from participating dealers receipts described in Section 76-10-526 and
189 reimbursing the dealers.
190 (6) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
191 state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and injury prevention
192 coordinator, shall make rules that establish procedures for:
193 (a) producing and distributing the firearm safety brochures and packets;
194 (b) procuring the cable-style gun locks for distribution; and
195 (c) administering the redeemable coupon program.
196 (7) The state suicide prevention coordinator, in consultation with the violence and
197 injury prevention coordinator, shall report to the Health and Human Services Interim
198 Committee regarding implementation and success of the firearm safety program:
199 (a) during the 2016 interim, before November 1; and
200 (b) during the 2018 interim, before June 1.
201 Section 4. Section 63I-1-253 is amended to read:
202 63I-1-253. Repeal dates, Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
203 The following provisions are repealed on the following dates:
204 (1) Section 53-3-232 , Conditional licenses, is repealed July 1, 2015.
205 (2) Subsection 53-10-202 (18) is repealed July 1, 2018.
207 repealed July 1, 2020.
209 is repealed July 1, 2016.
213 repealed July 1, 2016.
215 from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to the Geological Survey for test wells, other
216 hydrologic studies, and air quality monitoring in the West Desert, is repealed July 1, 2020.
217 Section 5. Section 63I-1-262 is amended to read:
218 63I-1-262. Repeal dates, Title 62A.
219 (1) Section 62A-2-120.5 , Pilot program for expedited background check of a qualified
220 human services applicant, is repealed July 1, 2017.
221 (2) Subsection 62A-15-1101 (5) is repealed July 1, 2018.
222 (3) Section 62A-15-1102 is repealed July 1, 2018.
223 Section 6. Section 63I-1-276 is enacted to read:
224 63I-1-276. Repeal Dates, Title 76.
225 Subsection 76-10-526 (15) is repealed July 1, 2018.
226 Section 7. Section 76-10-526 is amended to read:
227 76-10-526. Criminal background check prior to purchase of a firearm -- Fee --
228 Exemption for concealed firearm permit holders and law enforcement officers.
229 (1) For purposes of this section, "valid permit to carry a concealed firearm" does not
230 include a temporary permit issued under Section 53-5-705 .
231 (2) (a) To establish personal identification and residence in this state for purposes of
232 this part, a dealer shall require an individual receiving a firearm to present one photo
233 identification on a form issued by a governmental agency of the state.
234 (b) A dealer may not accept a driving privilege card issued under Section 53-3-207 as
235 proof of identification for the purpose of establishing personal identification and residence in
236 this state as required under this Subsection (2).
237 (3) (a) A criminal history background check is required for the sale of a firearm by a
238 licensed firearm dealer in the state.
239 (b) Subsection (3)(a) does not apply to the sale of a firearm to a Federal Firearms
241 (4) (a) An individual purchasing a firearm from a dealer shall consent in writing to a
242 criminal background check, on a form provided by the bureau.
243 (b) The form shall contain the following information:
244 (i) the dealer identification number;
245 (ii) the name and address of the individual receiving the firearm;
246 (iii) the date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the individual
247 receiving the firearm; and
248 (iv) the Social Security number or any other identification number of the individual
249 receiving the firearm.
250 (5) (a) The dealer shall send the information required by Subsection (4) to the bureau
251 immediately upon its receipt by the dealer.
252 (b) A dealer may not sell or transfer a firearm to an individual until the dealer has
253 provided the bureau with the information in Subsection (4) and has received approval from the
254 bureau under Subsection (7).
255 (6) The dealer shall make a request for criminal history background information by
256 telephone or other electronic means to the bureau and shall receive approval or denial of the
257 inquiry by telephone or other electronic means.
258 (7) When the dealer calls for or requests a criminal history background check, the
259 bureau shall:
260 (a) review the criminal history files, including juvenile court records, to determine if
261 the individual is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm by state or
262 federal law;
263 (b) inform the dealer that:
264 (i) the records indicate the individual is prohibited; or
265 (ii) the individual is approved for purchasing, possessing, or transferring a firearm;
266 (c) provide the dealer with a unique transaction number for that inquiry; and
267 (d) provide a response to the requesting dealer during the call for a criminal
268 background check, or by return call, or other electronic means, without delay, except in case of
269 electronic failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the bureau, the bureau shall
270 advise the dealer of the reason for the delay and give the dealer an estimate of the length of the
272 (8) (a) The bureau may not maintain any records of the criminal history background
273 check longer than 20 days from the date of the dealer's request, if the bureau determines that
274 the individual receiving the firearm is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
275 transferring the firearm under state or federal law.
276 (b) However, the bureau shall maintain a log of requests containing the dealer's federal
277 firearms number, the transaction number, and the transaction date for a period of 12 months.
278 (9) If the criminal history background check discloses information indicating that the
279 individual attempting to purchase the firearm is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or
280 transferring a firearm, the bureau shall inform the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction
281 where the individual resides.
282 (10) If an individual is denied the right to purchase a firearm under this section, the
283 individual may review the individual's criminal history information and may challenge or
284 amend the information as provided in Section 53-10-108 .
285 (11) The bureau shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
286 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all
287 records provided by the bureau under this part are in conformance with the requirements of the
288 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536 (1993).
289 (12) (a) (i) A dealer shall collect a criminal history background check fee of $7.50 for
290 the sale of a firearm under this section.
291 (ii) This fee remains in effect until changed by the bureau through the process under
292 Section 63J-1-504 .
293 (b) (i) The dealer shall forward at one time all fees collected for criminal history
294 background checks performed during the month to the bureau by the last day of the month
295 following the sale of a firearm.
296 (ii) The bureau shall deposit the fees in the General Fund as dedicated credits to cover
297 the cost of administering and conducting the criminal history background check program.
298 (13) An individual with a concealed firearm permit issued under Title 53, Chapter 5,
299 Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, is exempt from the background check and corresponding fee
300 required in this section for the purchase of a firearm if:
301 (a) the individual presents the individual's concealed firearm permit to the dealer prior
302 to purchase of the firearm; and
303 (b) the dealer verifies with the bureau that the individual's concealed firearm permit is
305 (14) A law enforcement officer, as defined in Section 53-13-103 , is exempt from the
306 background check fee required in this section for the purchase of a personal firearm to be
307 carried while off-duty if the law enforcement officer verifies current employment by providing
308 a letter of good standing from the officer's commanding officer and current law enforcement
309 photo identification. This section may only be used by a law enforcement officer to purchase a
310 personal firearm once in a 24-month period.
311 (15) (a) A dealer may participate in the redeemable coupon program described in
312 Section 62A-15-1102 and this Subsection (15).
313 (b) A participating dealer shall:
314 (i) accept the redeemable coupon only from the individual whose name is on the
315 coupon and apply it only toward the purchase of a gun safe;
316 (ii) collect the receipts from the purchase of gun safes using the redeemable coupon
317 and send them to the state suicide prevention coordinator for redemption; and
318 (iii) make the firearm safety brochure described in Section 62A-15-1102 available to
319 customers free of charge.
320 Section 8. Appropriation.
321 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
322 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
323 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
324 previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These are additions to amounts
325 previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
326 To Department of Public Safety -- Programs and Operations
327 From Beginning Nonlapsing Appropriation
329 From Closing Nonlapsing Appropriation Balances
330 To General Fund
331 From Nonlapsing Balances -- Department of Public Safety
332 Schedule of Programs:
333 General Fund, One-time $900,000
334 To Department of Human Services -- Firearm Safety Program
335 From General Fund, One-time
336 Schedule of Programs:
337 Firearm Safety Program $900,000
338 The Legislature intends that appropriations provided under this section be used for
339 purposes described in Section 62A-15-1102 . Under Section 63J-1-603 , the Legislature intends
340 that appropriations provided under this section not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2015. The
341 use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the purposes described in Section 62A-15-1102 .
342 Section 9. Effective date.
343 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
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