SALT LAKE CITY -- The state's list of concealed permit holders would be kept private, especially from the federal government, under legislation that cleared a House committee Tuesday.
HB 317, sponsored by Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Orem, would make it a class A misdemeanor to disclose information of who has a concealed weapons permit. The original measure called for the offense to be a third-degree felony, but the committee amended the penalty portion.
Anderegg cited a situation in New York where the owners of firearms were identified online. He described making the information public as a roadmap criminals could exploit.