On Monday, March 29, House Bill 631 was unanimously passed by the Senate. The bill will now head to Governor Butch Otter’s (R) desk for his consideration. HB 631 is designed to update
People who have been placed under certain types of mental health-related orders are banned by Federal law from possessing firearms. The NIAA established clear standards for states to use in crafting laws to give persons subject to these prohibitions a means of relief. This legislation, under the guidelines established by the NIAA, would allow a court to grant relief from the federal prohibition upon a finding that the petitioner will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety and that the granting of the relief would not be contrary to the public interest.
Please thank State Representative Raul Labrador (R-14) for his hard work and vocal support for this bill. HB 631 would not have had succeeded without the support of State Representative Judy Boyle (R-9), State Representative Mike Moyle (R-14), State Senator Curt McKenzie (R-12), and State Senator Russell Fulcher (R-21).
Please contact Governor Butch Otter and respectfully urge him to sign HB 631. Governor Otter’s contact information is listed below.
Governor Butch Otter (R)
State Representative Raul Labrador (R-14)
State Representative Judy Boyle (R-9)
State Representative Mike Moyle (R-14)
State Senator Curt McKenzie (R-12)
State Senator Russell Fulcher (R-21)