HB136, Safe Storage of Firearms Amendments, is Held in…

Representative Weight’s HB136, “Safe Storage of Firearms Amendments,” did not move out of the House Judiciary Committee today with any recommendation.

After many minutes of heartfelt testimony from both sides of the argument, primarily around suicide, the Committee was unable to reach a decision to either table, pass favorably, or vote down the bill. It sits in Committee still, pending action.

We appreciate everyone who called, texted, emailed, made public comment, and packed the committee chambers.

Given the makeup of the Committee, it’s Chair, and the short window before the end of the session, it’s unlikely that the bill will progress; however, we will stay abreast of the situation if it develops. The Committee failed to vote to Table the bill, resulting in the bill being held; the votes went as follows:

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

Links and Media

The official vote record can be found here:
https://le.utah.gov/mtgvotes.jsp?voteid=15891

The original bill text can be found here:
https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/HB0136.html

The Committee audio discussion for this bill can be found here:
https://le.utah.gov/av/committeeArchive.jsp?timelineID=158388