SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are planning to reconsider gun control legislation after blocking a previous effort in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting earlier this year.
Republican Rep. Steve Handy told lawmakers Wednesday he was working on a so-called "red flag" bill which would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat. He said he hoped to present the bill later this year.
Several members of the GOP-controlled Legislature said they were open to considering it.
Lawmakers defeated a similar proposal at the end of their 45-day session in March.
Handy and other members of the Utah School Safety Commission are expected to unveil a full slate of recommendations to prevent school shootings later Wednesday.
Unless they reconvene in a special session, lawmakers wouldn't vote on a new bill until they reconvene in 2019.