Governor Herbert signed House Bill 198 today, which allows lawful individuals 18 to 20 years old to obtain a provisional concealed firearm permit. The provisional permit will allow a person to carry a concealed firearm on state institutions of higher education (colleges and universities) but prohibit concealed weapons permit holders from carrying on elementary or secondary school... Read More
Bills Passed • H.B.155 - Lowered the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from .08 to .05 • H.B.198 - Creates a provisional permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful persons ages 18 to 20 year old. Bills That Did Not Pass • H.B.112 - Would have allowed any lawful person over 21 to carry a... Read More
The House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee voted 7-5 to resurrect and endorse House Bill 237 to allow carrying concealed guns in Utah without a permit. It also contains proposed new, greater protections for victims of domestic violence. It also includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill.
If you ever have to use a firearm to defend yourself or another person and you are not aware of the elements necessary to prove innocence in one’s defense, you are at great risk of losing your freedom and all the material things you have worked hard to get. It’s usually not the shooting itself... Read More
The House has passed H.B.198 and now moves onto the Senate. This bill establishes a provisional permit to carry a concealed firearm for eligible individuals under 21 years of age. See the House Transmittal Letter 1 and read the explanation of the bill here.
The House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-5 which shot down H.B.237 which would have modified the requirements for disposition of criminal domestic violence cases, modified notification requirements when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm, and modified weapons law exemptions.
UPDATE: H.B.112 was introduced to the 2017 General Session but was not passed. This bill provided that a business owner who allows a person with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm onto the owner's property is not civilly or criminally liable under certain circumstances; and provides an exemption for a person, 21 years of age... Read More
UPDATE: H.B.112 was introduced to the 2017 General Session but was not passed. Original Post: Representative Lee Perry introduced H.B.112 which would allow anyone 21 years of age or older who may lawfully possess a firearm to carry an "unloaded" concealed firearm without a permit and provides that a business owner who allows a person with a concealed carry permit... Read More
UPDATE: Governor Herbert signed H.B.198 on March 23rd, 2017 and went into effect as law on May 9th, 2017. ORIGINAL POST: Representative Lisonbee, Karianne, and Senator Todd Weiler introduced H.B.198 which establishes a provisional permit to carry a concealed firearm to individuals at least 18 years of age to carry a concealed firearm but would prohibit a provisional permit holder from carrying a... Read More
On Tuesday Republican Rep. Richard Hudson (N.C.) introduced The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a bill that would require all states to recognize each other’s carry permits. To see the bill click here.