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7 Douglas C. Aagard
8 Melvin R. Brown
9 Bradley M. Daw
10 Brad L. Dee
11 John Dougall
12 Craig A. Frank
13 Gage Froerer
14 Kevin S. Garn
15 Francis D. GibsonKerry W. Gibson
Richard A. Greenwood
Christopher N. Herrod
Gregory H. Hughes
Don L. Ipson
Rebecca D. Lockhart
Michael T. Morley
Merlynn T. Newbold
Michael E. NoelCurtis Oda
Kenneth W. Sumsion
Evan J. Vickers
C. Brent Wallis
R. Curt Webb
Ryan D. Wilcox
Carl Wimmer 16
17 LONG TITLE
18 General Description:
19 This bill modifies provisions of the Utah Criminal Code related to firearms.
20 Highlighted Provisions:
21 This bill:
22 . modifies the criminal penalties exception provisions related to carrying a concealed
23 firearm to apply to a vehicle in a person's lawful possession and to a vehicle in the
24 lawful possession of another, with the consent of that person;
25 . allows a person to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle in the person's lawful
26 possession or in a vehicle with the consent of the person lawfully in possession of
27 the vehicle;
28 . allows for the possession of a loaded firearm on a person's real property; and
29 . makes certain technical changes.
30 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
32 Other Special Clauses:
34 Utah Code Sections Affected:
36 76-10-504, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
37 76-10-505, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 328
38 76-10-511, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
39 76-10-523, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 202
41 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42 Section 1. Section 76-10-504 is amended to read:
43 76-10-504. Carrying concealed dangerous weapon -- Penalties.
44 (1) Except as provided in Section 76-10-503 and in Subsections (2) [
45 and (4), a person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon, as defined in Section 76-10-501 ,
47 accessible for immediate use which is not securely encased, as defined in this part, in or on a
48 place other than [
49 possession, or a vehicle, with the consent of the individual who is lawfully in possession of the
50 vehicle, or business under [
52 (2) A person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon which is a loaded firearm
57 guilty of a second degree felony.
59 defined in Section 76-3-203.5 , and the person is a party to the offense, the person is guilty of a
60 second degree felony.
62 taking of protected or unprotected wildlife as defined in Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of
63 Utah, from carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm with a barrel length of four
64 inches or greater as long as the taking of wildlife does not occur:
65 (a) within the limits of a municipality in violation of that municipality's ordinances; or
66 (b) upon the highways of the state as defined in Section 41-6a-102 .
67 Section 2. Section 76-10-505 is amended to read:
68 76-10-505. Carrying loaded firearm in vehicle or on street.
69 (1) Unless otherwise authorized by law, a person may not carry a loaded firearm:
70 (a) in or on a vehicle[
71 (i) the vehicle is in the person's lawful possession; or
72 (ii) the person is carrying the loaded firearm in a vehicle with the consent of the
73 person lawfully in possession of the vehicle;
74 (b) on [
75 (c) in a posted prohibited area.
76 (2) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to a minor under 18 years of age, since a minor
77 under 18 years of age may not carry a loaded firearm in or on a vehicle.
78 (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i) and (ii), a person may not possess a loaded
79 rifle, shotgun, or muzzle-loading rifle in a vehicle.
81 Section 3. Section 76-10-511 is amended to read:
82 76-10-511. Possession of loaded firearm at residence or on real property
84 Except for persons described in Section 76-10-503 and 18 U.S.C. Sec. 922(g) and as
85 otherwise prescribed in this part, a person may have a loaded firearm [
86 (1) at the person's place of residence, including any temporary residence or camp[
87 (2) on the person's real property.
88 Section 4. Section 76-10-523 is amended to read:
89 76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws.
90 (1) This part and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Weapon Act, do not apply to
91 any of the following:
92 (a) a United States marshal;
93 (b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
94 (c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
95 (d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711 ;
96 (e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711 ;
97 (f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as
98 merchandise; or
99 (g) a nonresident traveling in or through the state, provided that any firearm is:
100 (i) unloaded; and
101 (ii) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501 .
102 (2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504 (1)[
103 76-10-505 do not apply to any person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been
105 (a) pursuant to Section 53-5-704 ; or
106 (b) by another state or county.
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