All bills have ran their course. This is where we stand for this years legislative session.
SENATE BILL 0256 Sen. Hinkins — CONCEALED FIREARM AMENDMENTS — Status: NOT PASSED — STRIKE ENACTING CLAUSE ENACTED BY HOUSE
This bill was introduced on the 24th and modifies non-permit holder to the ability to concealed and UNLOADED firearm. This has the effect of not criminalizing a person who is OC and accidentally covers or choses to conceal to begin with. They must still carry UNLOADED.
In my humble opinion, this has a downside. This is not the same thing as a CFP. They are still subject to school zones and other laws that CFP holders are not. They also have not had the opportunity to truly learn the laws. In short, this makes that fine line just a little bit thinner and it would not be difficult for a non-CFP holder to cross it and find themselves in trouble.
HOUSE BILL 0260 Rep. Oda — CONCEALED FIREARM PERMIT AMENDMENTS — Status: NOT PASSED — TABLED
This was the bill that would allow concealed carry by any non-exempt citizen. As you may have seen in the news, this bill has been tabled at the urging of Gov. Herbert with acceptance of Rep. Oda. On the surface it appears they both agree that a multi-year evaluation would be needed to accurately assess this action. For the time being, it sounds like this one is dead in committee.
HOUSE BILL 0298 Rep Ivory — EXEMPTIONS ACT AMENDMENTS — Status: PASSED — SENT TO GOVERNORS DESK
This bill amends provisions relating to exempted items in bankruptcy proceedings for the purposes of collecting an unsecured debt. Namely, this bill would exempt firearms and ammunition from bankruptcy proceedings for the purposes of collecting an unsecured debt.
HOUSE BILL 0300 Rep Greene — FIREARM AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS AMENDMENTS — Status: PASSED — SENT TO GOVERNORS DESK
This bill makes a technical change and defines concealed weapon to include only concealed firearms.