The Legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that would require out-of-state gun owners who seek a Utah concealed-weapon permit to first obtain a permit from their home states, if available.
The Senate voted 25-0 to accept earlier House amendments to SB36 and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert. The House changes make it clear that out-of-state residents could apply immediately for a Utah permit if their home state does not recognize Utah's.
Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, the bill's sponsor, has said the Utah permit is popular because it is recognized by 33 other states the most of any state permit so owners can carry guns in most places nationally with that one certificate.