8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill addresses liability resulting from the discharge of a firearm on private
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ defines terms;
15 ▸ provides that a private property occupant is not liable for the discharge of a firearm
16 on the property by an individual in lawful possession of the firearm under certain
17 circumstances; and
18 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53-5a-103, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 339
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53-5a-103 is amended to read:
29 53-5a-103. Discharge of firearm on private property -- Liability.
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) "Firearm possessor" means an individual who may lawfully possess a firearm.
32 (b) "Property occupant" means:
33 (i) a private property owner; or
34 (ii) a person who has the right to occupy a private property under an agreement.
35 (2) Except as provided under Subsection [
36 occupant, who knowingly allows [
38 occupant's property, is not civilly or criminally liable for any damage or harm resulting from
39 the discharge of the firearm by the [
40 occupant's property.
42 requests, commands, encourages, or intentionally aids the [
43 firearm possessor in discharging the firearm while on the [
44 purpose other than the lawful defense of an individual on the property.
45 (4) This section does not alter the responsibilities a tenant owes to a landlord under the
46 terms of the lease agreement entered into between the tenant and landlord.