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H.B. 489 Concealed Carry Amendments

H.B. 489 Concealed Carry Amendments

Section Affected:
U.C.A. 53-5-704. Bureau duties -- Permit to carry concealed firearm -- Certification for concealed firearms instructor -- Requirements for issuance -- Violation -- Denial, suspension, or revocation -- Appeal procedure.

This Bill would allow an individual who has a Utah provisional concealed firearm permit to apply for the standard permit within 90 days of the permit holders 21st birthday. The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) shall issue the permit within 60 days after receiving an application unless the bureau finds proof that the applicant is not qualified to hold a permit. The permit would not valid until the individual reaches 21 years of age.

Under current law, an individual that has a provisional concealed firearm permit cannot apply for the standard permit until AFTER they turn 21 years old. This creates a gap of almost 70 days that the individual cannot carry a concealed or loaded firearm.

Because this Bill would effectively remove that gap, we do not oppose this Bill.

 We Support This Bill

 

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