10. Feb, 2010 Written by: Gary Wood
Kim Coleman has just notified people SB-11; Utah State-made Firearms Protection Act, (Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem) has passed the House and returns to the Senate. Her update follows;
SB11, sponsored by Senator Margaret Dayton passed favorably out of the House today and has returned to the Senate for signing.
This bill addresses the legal status of a firearm manufactured in the state for use within the state; defines terms; provides that a firearm or one of various firearm-related items manufactured in the state for in-state use is not subject to federal firearms laws and regulations; exempts from in-state manufacturing some firearms and ammunition; and requires certain markings on a firearm manufactured in the state for use within the state.
This is regarded as one of the states’ rights bills this year as it challenges the federal government’s regulation of firearms under authority of interstate commerce. This bill asserts that the feds cannot regulate the firearm if it is not circulated through interstate commerce.
This bill was passed largely along party lines, with a few Republicans crossing the party line and changing their vote upon a reconsideration of the bill.
The following legislators voted in opposition to the bill:
Davis, Jones, Morgan, Valentine, Goodfellow, Mayne, Robles, Hillyard, McAdams, Romero
Allen, Cosgrove, Hutchings, Poulson, Beck, Edwards, Johnson, Riesen, Bigelow, Fisher, Janice, King, Seegmiller, Biskupski Fisher, Julie, Kiser, Wheatley, Black, Greenwood, Litvack, Wiley, Chavez-Houck, Hemingway, Moss