State Regulates Firearms NOT Cities
HB271 Firearm Preemption Amendments https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/HB0271.html
Regulation of Firearms is granted to the State of Utah – Preemptive to all local authorities.
216 (2) Except as specifically provided by state law, [a citizen of the United States or a
217 lawfully admitted alien shall not be] a local authority or state agency may not:
218 (a) [prohibited] prohibit an individual from owning, possessing, purchasing, selling,
219 transferring, transporting, or keeping any firearm [at his], ammunition, or firearm accessory at
220 the individual's place of residence, property, business, or in any vehicle lawfully in [his] the
221 individual's possession or lawfully under [his] the individual's control; or
222 (b) [required] require an individual to have a permit or license to purchase, own,
223 possess, transport, or keep a firearm, ammunition, or firearm accessory.
US Constitution 2nd amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
Bills in Committee on Monday!
Monday 8am – HB132 – Higher Ed. Student Speech Rights (Senate Ed Committee)
We heard 37 Bills in the House today (same as yesterday!). 15 opposed, 7 with over 10 votes in opposition.
HB88 - SCHOOL WATER TESTING REQUIREMENTS (34-33-8) - $2mil one time to test, & then in 5yrs
HCR19 - CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE INTRODUCTION OF WOLVES (55-13-8)
- Buffer between Rocky Mt Wolf and Mexican wolf – get hybrid wolf?
HB59 - TAX CREDIT FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES (38-24-13)
HB206 - Bail and Pretrial Release Amendments (54-15-6) Rep Pitcher- Deputy DA
- Judge to apply least pre-trial req, Creates funding to create pretrial release on 15% of forfeited bonds to counties, changes rules on bond forfeiture.
HB108 - Medical Specialists in Public Schools (41-29-5)
- LEA (local education agency) to adopt separate pay for medical specialist
HB271 - Firearm Preemption Amendments (55-15-5)
HB269 - Tax Credit Amendments (42-27-6) – Hydrogen electrolysis systems.
- 16 NEW numbered bills
- 0 NEW requested bills – Seems like this is broken, and reporting not working correctly.
S.B. 218 Facial Recognition Provisions – Bramble
12 ▸ provides that the Department of Public Safety is the only government entity in the
13 state authorized to use a facial recognition system;
S.C.R. 12 Concurrent Resolution Concerning Climate Action – Cullimore
13 ▸ recognizes the risks to the state, its economy and citizens, of standing by while
14 global carbon emissions grow unchecked;
15 ▸ outlines the benefits to the state of encouraging federal action to reduce carbon
17 ▸ urges Utah's federal delegation to the United States Congress to consider a
18 bipartisan national solution to address climate change known as carbon dividends;
19 ▸ commends a nationwide plan; and
20 ▸ recognizes effects of carbon dividend solution.
Total Bill Count
- House 449
- Senate 218
- House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) 24
- House Joint Resolution (HJR) 22
- House Resolutions (HR) 3
- Senate Concurrent Resolutions (SCR) 12
- Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR) 12
- Senate Resolutions (SR) 1