News / Utah / 

Senate Committee Approves Bill on Guns in Bus Terminal

Senate Committee Approves Bill on Guns in Bus Terminal



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow law enforcement officers or anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun into a bus terminal.

House Bill 354 --- sponsored by Representative Mark Walker --- was given the unanimous recommendation yesterday.

Current law allows someone to carry a concealed gun onto a bus if they are licensed to carry it but does NOT allow them to have that gun at a bus terminal.

The Sandy Republican says his measure would also allow people to carry guns into a bus terminal --- as well as lower the penalty for carrying an illegal gun onto a bus from a second to a third degree penalty.

The bill now heads to another Senate committee, which will decide if it goes to the Senate for debate.

------ Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast