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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
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