Tonight, KSL is reporting
that several groups are asking the governor to veto H.B. 76 if it makes it to his desk.
I suggest three things:
1-Call the governor and politely
voice your support for H.B. 76.
Toll Free: 800-705-2464
2-Email and call your own senator and ask his support for H.B. 76.
The Utah Senate Roster with contact information can be found at this page
3-Email and call the Speaker Lockhart and members of the House Rules committee (and your own Representative if not on the rules committee) and ask them to prioritize H.B. 76 on the Senate calendar.
The members of the House Rules committee are:
Rep. Dean Sanpei, Chair
Rep. Derek E. Brown, Vice Chair
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
Rep. Ken Ivory
Rep. Brian S. King
Rep. John G. Mathis
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. Lee B. Perry
Rep. Val L. Peterson
Rep. Paul Ray
Rep. Larry B. Wiley
Full contact info at the House Roster page.
From the KSL article, those organizations asking for the veto of our RKBA:
Miriam Walkingshaw, founder of Utah Parents Against Gun Violence, said lawmakers should be looking at strengthening the current concealed weapons permitting process rather than making it optional.
Also signing the letter were Alliance for a Better UTAH, League of Women Voters of Utah, Utah Rape Recovery Center, American Association of University Women, Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, and Gun Sense, a new interdenominational group.
Also from the article:
The bill has been held in the Senate since passing the House on March 1. House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, said Monday while the bill may be put on the House priority list for Senate passage, "we're not going to direct the Senate what to do."
Lockhart said the argument that rural Utahns shouldn't have to obtain a permit to put on a jacket while openly carrying a weapon resonated with her.