The Senate voted 19-6 Tuesday to preliminarily approve the bill introduced by Rep. John Mathis, R Vernal.
It would allow anyone 21 or over to carry a hidden gun, as long as that person hasn't been convicted of a crime that bars a person from legally owning a firearm.
Gun owners would still need a permit to carry a loaded, hidden weapon. They would also still need a permit to carry a hidden weapon on a school campus or to carry in another state that honors Utah's concealed weapon permits.
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