Yesterday, H.B. 78 was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. H.B. 78 “clarifies the use of force or the threat of force necessary to defend a person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force[, and] clarifies when a person may threaten or display a dangerous weapon in self defense….” This bill was necessary because the previous language in the law left small loopholes where law abiding citizens could be snared. The text of the bill is here.
Also, H.B. 380 was signed into law on Monday. H.B. 380 “provides that a private property owner is not civilly or criminally liable for any harm or damages resulting from discharge of a firearm by a person who holds a concealed firearm permit while on the owner’s property; and provides that the exemption from liability does not apply if the property owner solicits, requests, commands, encourages, or intentionally aids the permit holder in discharging the firearm while on the owner’s property.” Basically providing a legal incentive for businesses NOT to ban firearms on their property.