Chief Sponsor: Christine F. Watkins

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

6     Cosponsors:
7     Carl R. Albrecht
8     Kay J. Christofferson
9     Kim F. Coleman
10     Ken Ivory
Karianne Lisonbee
Merrill F. Nelson
Lee B. Perry
Marc K. Roberts
Robert M. Spendlove
Keven J. Stratton
Steve Waldrip
Raymond P. Ward
Logan Wilde
Mike Winder

13     General Description:
14          This bill modifies provisions related to a victim of domestic violence or dating violence
15     who carries a concealed firearm without a permit.
16     Highlighted Provisions:
17          This bill:
18          ▸     provides that certain criminal penalties for carrying a concealed firearm without a
19     permit do not apply to a victim of domestic violence or dating violence, who is not
20     otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm, for a limited period after the day on
21     which the victim is issued a protective order; and
22          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
23     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
24          None
25     Other Special Clauses:
26          None
27     Utah Code Sections Affected:

28     AMENDS:
29          76-10-523, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 248

31     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32          Section 1. Section 76-10-523 is amended to read:
33          76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws.
34          (1) Except for Sections 76-10-506, 76-10-508, and 76-10-508.1, this part and Title 53,
35     Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, do not apply to any of the following:
36          (a) a United States marshal;
37          (b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
38          (c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
39          (d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
40          (e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711; or
41          (f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as
42     merchandise.
43          (2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504(1) and (2), and Section 76-10-505 do not
44     apply to [any]:
45          (a) a person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued:
46          [(a)] (i) pursuant to Section 53-5-704; or
47          [(b)] (ii) by another state or county[.]; or
48          (b) a person who is issued a protective order under Subsection 78B-7-106(1)(b) or
49     78B-7-404(1)(b), unless the person is a restricted person as described in Subsection
50     76-10-503(1), for a period of 120 days after the day on which the person is issued the
51     protective order.
52          (3) Except for Sections 76-10-503, 76-10-506, 76-10-508, and 76-10-508.1, this part
53     and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, do not apply to a nonresident traveling
54     in or though the state, provided that any firearm is:
55          (a) unloaded; and

56          (b) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501.