Senate Bill 78, by Senator Mark Madsen (R-13), would protect the possession of firearms in your locked vehicle on any property designated for motor vehicle parking. The measure passed the Senate today by a vote of 19-8. Senate Bill 201, Emergency Powers legislation (also introduced by Senator Mark Madsen), is waiting for a vote on the Senate floor. It’s imperative that NRA members call their Senators and ask for their full support of these important measures. Messages for the Senators can be left with the Message Center at (801) 538-1035. The Legislature is set to adjourn on Wednesday, February 28, so time is of the essence.
Also, anti-gun Senate Bill 251, introduced by Senator Greg Bell (R-22), passed the Senate and is on its way to the House, although it hasn’t been set for a hearing date. SB 251 would restrict the possession and carrying of concealed firearms on the property of institutions of higher education in specified faculty and staff offices, as well as authorize the institution to allow a dorm resident to have only roommates who are not licensed to carry a concealed firearm. Please contact your House member by calling the Message Center at (801) 538-1029, and ask for his or her "NO" vote should it come before them for a vote.