7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10 Legislative Vote: 10 voting for 0 voting against 6 absent
11 General Description:
12 This bill makes possession of a firearm with identifying marks removed a crime.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 ▸ makes it a third degree felony to alter or remove identifying marks on a firearm; and
16 ▸ makes it a third degree felony to be in possession of a firearm on which the
17 identifying marks have been removed or altered.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 76-10-522, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 76-10-522 is amended to read:
28 76-10-522. Alteration of number or mark on pistol or revolver.
29 (1) Any person who changes, alters, removes, or obliterates the name of the maker, the
30 model, manufacturer's number, or other mark of identification, including any distinguishing
31 number or mark assigned by the Department of Public Safety, on any [
32 firearm, without first having secured written permission from the Department of Public Safety
33 to make the change, alteration, or removal, is guilty of a [
35 (2) Any person who is found in possession of a firearm which has been altered as
36 described in Subsection (1) is guilty of a third degree felony.