HB115, Dangerous Weapon Custodian Liability, Dies in Committee

Representative Stoddard’s bill, HB115 “Dangerous Weapon Custodian Liability,” was heard in the House Judiciary Committee today before a totally packed committee chamber and overflow.

Representative Stoddard provided the perceived merits of his bill, and the discussion was open to public comment, which were overwhelmingly in opposition of the bill.

Many Utahns gave excellent statements describing their aversion to Rep. Stoddard’s proposed legislation; the bill was voted down in Committee on a failed motion to pass with Favorable Recommendation. Thank you to all of you that came out and made your voices heard, and amplified that message with your texts, emails and calls. The vote happened as follows:

King, Brian S.
Acton, C.K.
Hutchings, E.
Pitcher, S. Brammer, B. Snow, V. L.
Wheatley, M. Hall, C.
Hawkins, J.
Lisonbee, K.
Seegmiller, T.
Waldrip, S.

Media and Links

The official vote record can be found here:

The original bill text can be found here:

The Committee audio discussion for this bill can be found here: