News & Updates

2024 Legislative Session

Original Post Date: January 2nd, 2024
Post Updated: March 1st, 2024

The 2024 Utah Legislative Session started on January 16th, 2024, and ends on March 1st, 2024.
If passed, a Bill will become law and effective on May 3rd, 2024, unless otherwise stated in the Bill.

The following Bills are related to firearms, self-defense, hunting, and/or security officer licensing. Each Bill has a visual indication and includes the Title with a link to the Bill and a brief description of what the Bill is about, the Sponsor(s), Current Status, and Current Location. 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.

  • [  ] We support the Bill. It will improve current law(s) and make it better for firearm owners.
  • [  ] We are neutral about the Bill. It does not make it better or worse for firearm owners but may or may not improve current law(s).
  • [  ] We oppose the Bill. It will make current law(s) worse for firearm owners.

Note: Whether we support, feel neutral, or oppose a Bill listed below it is the owner of this website’s personal opinion and may not have the same views or opinions as other gun owners or organizations.
We encourage you to read and fully understand the Bill and its context to form your own opinion about each Bill for yourself.

Total Bills: 26
Bills Passed: 15

Governor Signed: 1
Bills Failed: 10

Numbered Bills

  /   Short Title Sponsor Last Action Last Location
   H.B. 26 Correctional Facility AmendmentsPASSED 3/1
The section about firearms and weapons is being reworded. It will remain illegal to transport or possess a firearm or dangerous weapon in a correctional facility.
Rep. Burton, Jefferson S.
(Republican)
1 Mar 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling

 H.B. 30 Road Rage AmendmentsPASSED 2/28
Clarifies the definition of a dangerous weapon and allows police, without a warrant, to seize and take possession of a vehicle when they have probable cause to believe that an operator or passenger of the vehicle has engaged in a road rage event in which a firearm was used in furtherance of the road rage event.
Rep. Cutler, Paul A.
(Republican)
29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 68 Drug Sentencing ModificationsPASSED 2/28
Addresses the punishment for individuals who use or possess a dangerous weapon while distributing illegal drugs
Rep. Stoddard, Andrew
(Democrat)
29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 84 School Safety AmendmentsPASSED 2/28
Among other items, this Bill establishes a school guardian program. This means an employee of the school who has additional training and acts similar to an armed security officer.
Rep. Wilcox, Ryan D.(Republican) 29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 97 Gun Safety AmendmentsFAILED
Makes a 5-day waiting period to purchase a firearm unless you have a valid concealed firearm permit.
Rep. Stoddard, Andrew
(Democrat)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 98 Firearm Access AmendmentsFAILED
Requires that all firearms must be securely stored or rendered inoperable by a locking device if not in your possession. Failure results in a $1,000 or $5,000 fine.
Rep. Stoddard, Andrew
(Democrat)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 101 Firearm Reporting RequirementsPASSED 3/1
Requires BCI to collect statistics on the source of firearms recovered from restricted persons.
Rep. King, Brian S.
(Democratic)
1 Mar 2024, House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 119 School Employee Firearm Possession AmendmentsPASSED 2/28
Creates the Educator-Protector Program to incentivize school teachers to responsibly secure or carry a firearm on school grounds by providing reimbursements and liability protection.
Rep. Jimenez, Tim
(Republican)
29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 143 Shooting Range RequirementsFAILED
Waives fees at certain public shooting ranges for military service members, veterans, peace officers, and retired peace officers.
Rep. Owens, Doug
(Democratic)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 165 Federal Law Enforcement AmendmentsPASSED 3/1
Requires a federal officer to obtain the written permission of the county sheriff before the federal officer may conduct an arrest, search, or seizure that is based on or concerns the purchase, transfer, or possession of a firearm. This also defines other terms and makes it a criminal penalty for a violation.
Rep. Lee, Trevor
(Republican)
1 Mar 2024, House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 222 Wildlife Hunting AmendmentsPASSED 2/29
Addresses what is sufficient wearing of hunter orange while hunting big game, and grants the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources authority related to the wearing of hunter orange by non-hunters.
Rep. Gricius, Stephanie
(Republican)
29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 223 Airport Weapon Possession AmendmentsPASSED 2/22
Concerns about weapon possession at an airport.
Rep. Gricius, Stephanie
(Republican)
26 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 307 Firearm Data AmendmentsFAILED
Concerns law enforcement data collection and reporting concerning firearms that are lost or stolen firearms that are used in a crime.
Rep. Hayes, Sahara
(Democratic)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 309 Driver License AmendmentsFAILED
Allows a concealed firearm permit holder to have the permit information included on the individual’s driver’s license or identification card.
Rep. Peterson, Thomas W. (Republican) 1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 326 Firearm Safety Device Tax Incentives AmendmentsFAILED
Enacts a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for the purchase of a firearm safety device on or after January 1, 2024, and before January 1, 2029, and only allows taxpayers to claim the tax credit once.
Rep. MacPherson, Matt
(Republican)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 369 Defensive Force AmendmentsPASSED 3/1
Modifies provisions concerning when defensive force or deadly force may be used in certain situations involving individuals and specific types of property including a vehicle, place of business, or employment.
Rep. Wilcox, Ryan D.
(Republican)
1 Mar 2024, House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 381 Concealed Firearm Instructor AmendmentsPASSED 3/1
Changes the requirement to become a Utah CFP instructor. “completed a firearm instruction training course from [the National Rifle Association] a nationally recognized firearm training organization that customarily offers firearm safety and firearm law instructor training
Rep. Kyle, Jason B
(Democrat)
1 Mar 2024, House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 406 Firearms Financial Transaction AmendmentsPASSED 2/28
Prohibits a financial entity from using a firearms merchant code to distinguish a firearms retailer from other retailers, limit or decline a lawful payment card transaction, limit or decline to do business with a customer or merchant, charge a merchant a higher transaction fee, prohibits a financial entity from taking any action against a customer or merchant that is intended to suppress or track lawful commerce involving firearms.
Rep. Maloy, A. Cory
(Republican)
29 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   H.B. 426 Firearm AmendmentsFAILED
Amends a restricted person in possession of a dangerous weapon to include ammunition, makes possession of a firearm on which the identifying marks have been altered or removed a crime, amends provisions requiring BCI to inform police when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm from a firearm dealer, requires a firearm dealer to distribute a firearm safety brochure at the time of the transfer of a firearm, requires a firearm dealer to post a written notice of potential liability for the negligent storage of a firearm and provides a penalty for failure to post the notice, and makes technical and conforming changes.
Rep. King, Brian S.
(Democrat)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   H.B. 498 Firearm Safety in Schools – FAILED
Creates a three-year pilot program to provide a one semester course in the safe handling of firearms for grades 9 through 12 and other information.
Rep. Garner, Brett
(Democrat)
27 Feb 2024, House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules House Rules Committee
   H.B. 559 Firearm RevisionsFAILED
This Bill would ban “assault weapons”, any magazine over 10 rounds, require everyone to be at least 21 years old to purchase any firearm (with VERY limited exceptions), and ban private sales of firearms.
Rep. King, Brian S.
(Democrat)
1 Mar 2024, House/ filed House file for bills not passed
   S.B. 15 Concealed Firearm Review Board AmendmentsPASSED 1/31
Amends the repeal date of the Concealed Firearm Review Board from July 1, 2024, to July 1, 2029.
Sen. Grover, Keith
(Republican)
2 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
   S.B. 57 Utah Constitutional Sovereignty ActPASSED – Governor Signed 1/31
This Bill establishes a framework for the Legislature to prohibit the enforcement of a federal directive within the state by government officers if the Legislature determines the federal directive violates the principles of state sovereignty.
Sen. Sandall, Scott D.
(Republican)
31 Jan 2024, Governor Signed Lieutenant Governor’s office for filing
   S.B. 83 Firearm Storage RequirementsFAILED
Enacts civil and criminal provisions relating to an individual’s failure to safely store a firearm in certain conditions.
Sen. Weiler, Todd D.
(Republican)
1 Mar 2024, Senate/ filed House file for bills not passed
   S.B. 143 Military Occupational Licensing Renewal AmendmentsPASSED 2/26
Provides a waiver of fees and penalties associated with the reactivation of an expired license from DOPL for a deployed service member, and provides a six-month extension for continuing education requirements for a service member returning from deployment.
Sen. Balderree, Heidi
(Republican)
27 Feb 2024, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
?  Wildlife Hunting Requirements – Unknown. In Progress. No Bill number has been assigned. Rep. Walter, R. Neil
(Republican)
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