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2020 Legislative Session

Post Updated: March 13th, 2020
Original Post: January 10th, 2020

The 2020 Utah Legislative Session began on January 27th and ended on March 12th.
Unless otherwise stated in a Bill, if passed and signed by Governor Herbert, it will become effective on May 12th, 2020.

The following Bills are firearm, security and/or self-defense related. Each Bill has its own post explaining what it is, if we support it [  ], oppose it  [  ], Title, Sponsor and current Status. If you want to know more about what a Bill is, the process it goes through and how it becomes law, see the Utah State Legislature website or How A Bill Becomes A Law In Utah.

Numbered Bills

  /   Short Title Sponsor Last Location
   H.B. 109 Universal Background Checks for Firearm Purchasers - Read More  King, Brian S. (Democrat)  Bill Tabled (Failed)
   H.B. 115 Dangerous Weapon Custodian Liability - Read More  Stoddard, A. (Democrat)  Bill Tabled (Failed)
   H.B. 136 Safe Storage Of Firearms Amendments - Read More  Weight, E. (Democrat)  Failed
-  H.B. 229 Extreme Risk Protection Order - Post Being Created  Handy, S. (Republican)  Failed
   H.B. 267 Prohibited Persons Amendments - Read More  Stoddard, A. (Democrat)  Failed
   H.B. 271 Firearm Preemption Amendments - Post Being Created  Maloy, C. (Republican)  Failed
-  H.B. 282 Voluntary Firearms Restrictions Amendments - Post Being Created  Maloy, C. (Republican)  Failed
-  H.B. 316 Restricted Status Amendments - Post Being Created  King, Brian S. (Democrat)  Failed
-  H.B. 340 Rampage Violence Prevention Study - Post Being Created  Perry, L. (Republican)  Enrolling (Passed)
-  H.B. 460 Firearms Removal Amendments - Post Being Created  Briscoe, J. (Democrat)  Failed
-  H.B. 471 Firearm Safe Harbor Amendments - Post Being Created  Maloy, C. (Republican)  Failed
   H.B. 472 Conceal Carry Firearms Amendments - Post Being Created  Brooks, W. (Republican)  Failed
   S.B. 33 Firearm Identification Amendments - Read More  Mayne, K. (Democrat)  Failed
-  S.B. 87 Firearm Commitment Amendments - Post Being Created  Thatcher, D. (Republican)  Failed
 -  S.B. 178 Administrative Security Admendments - Post Being Created  Bramble, C. (Republican)  Enrolling (Passed)
-  S.B. 246 Extreme Risk Protection Order Requirements - Post Being Created  Weiler, Todd (Republican)  Failed

Bills Abandoned

 Short Title  Sponsor  Status
 Dangerous Weapon Amendments  Dailey-Provost, J. - Democrat  Abandoned
 Discharge of Firearms Within Political Subdivisions  Lyman, P. - Republican  Abandoned
 Firearm Commitment Modifications  Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee  Abandoned
 Firearm Production Amendments  Stoddard, A. - Democrat  Abandoned
 Firearms Revisions  Peterson, V. - Republican  Abandoned
 Gun-free Zone Liability Amendments  Christiansen, S. - Republican  Abandoned
 Medical Cannabis Criminal Amendments  Lisonbee, K. - Republican  Abandoned
 Open Carry Amendments  Briscoe, J. - Democrat  Abandoned

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