SB107 was changed markedly during the session when a variety of public safety groups successfully lobbied to have their ranges exempted from the proposal including police-training facilities, the National Guard and county sheriffs.
Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, said he supported the measure but worried about a possible "slippery slope" that just because ranges were built with public tax dollars, they should be available to the public whenever they're unused.
He said, for example, should the public be allowed to drive unused Utah Highway Patrol vehicles or use public safety agencies' exercise facilities.
"The point is we need to be careful," Greenwood said. "I hope this doesn't open up other doors of (accessing) equipment facilities that have been purchased by public monies."