Utah HB 17 - Firearm Violence and Suicide Prevention / by Charles Yeganian


▸ requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, in consultation with the Bureau of Criminal Identification, to implement and manage a firearm safety program and a suicide prevention education course by:

• producing a firearm safety brochure and firearm safety packet;
• procuring cable-style gun locks;
distributing firearm safety packets;
administering a program in which a Utah resident who has filed an application for a concealed firearm permit receives a redeemable coupon toward the purchase of a firearm safe and receives a firearm safety brochure; and
• creating a suicide prevention education course;

▸ creates a restricted account known as the Firearm Safety Account;

▸ modifies the administration of a grant program to provide suicide prevention education opportunities for firearm dealers;

▸ requires a federal firearm dealer to provide a cable-style gun lock supplied by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to an individual purchasing a certain firearm; and

▸ makes technical changes.