Currently, only one bill is in play, at this time, on the hill that would spark an interest to Concealed Firearm Permit holders. Last year Rep. Oda proposed a similar bill that was vetoed by Governor Herbert. In this version of the bill, it would provide an exception to the ‘penalty’ for anyone that was 21 years old and not a restricted person to carry a concealed UNLOADED firearm.
A couple of caveats to note. This does not exempt the non-CFP from all the other laws that may lead to an arrest. The biggest being carrying in public school. Not only is this a serious state but also a federal crime. For non selfish reasons, I would still suggest every person that choses to carry to take a CFP Course as it will help them learn the laws. Below is an exert and link to the proposed bill.
75 Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, do not apply to any of the following:
76 (a) a United States marshal;
77 (b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
78 (c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
79 (d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
80 (e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711; or
81 (f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as
83 (2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504(1) and (2), and Section 76-10-505 do not
84 apply to any person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued:
85 (a) pursuant to Section 53-5-704; or
86 (b) by another state or county.
87 (3) Except for Sections 76-10-503, 76-10-506, 76-10-508, and 76-10-508.1, this part
88 and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Firearm Act, do not apply to a nonresident traveling
89 in or though the state, provided that any firearm is:
90 (a) unloaded; and
91 (b) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501.
92 (4) Subsection 76-10-504(1) does not apply to a person 21 years of age or older who
93 may lawfully possess a firearm, as long as the firearm is not loaded.
Exert from 76-10-504(1)
|(1)Except as provided in Section 76-10-503 and in Subsections (2), (3), and (4), a person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon, as defined in Section 76-10-501, including an unloaded firearm on his or her person or one that is readily accessible for immediate use which is not securely encased, as defined in this part, in or on a place other than the person’s residence, property, a vehicle in the person’s lawful possession, or a vehicle, with the consent of the individual who is lawfully in possession of the vehicle, or business under the person’s control is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.|
More to come and this and other possible bills progress.