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Status of “Guns On Campus” Bills Introduced in 2012 (or carried over from 2011)

 

Click Bill number for more info (as of 12/18/12)

 

 

State

Bill No.

Description

Status

Arizona

HB 2254

 

 

SB 1474

Allow faculty to carry firearms on community college or university property

 

Would prohibit public colleges and universities from prohibiting concealed weapons permit holders to bring firearms onto campus (school can place signs prohibiting guns in certain areas)

No action on bill – Sine Die

 

No action on bill – Sine Die

Georgia

HB 55

 

 

HB981

Allow CCW licensees to carry firearms on college or university property

 

Allow a CCW permit holder to carry a concealed weapon in a place of worship, state mental hospital, polling place, bar, in government buildings as well as on the grounds and in buildings of a public or private elementary or secondary school or post-secondary school (and on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school). The bill would allow persons who have been voluntarily hospitalized in a mental hospital or drug treatment facility to obtain CCW permits and would expand preemption of local firearm regulation and create a civil cause of action for violations.

 

Sine Die – no action in 2012

 

Sine Die – bill died in committee

 

Illinois

HB 5745

Contains provision relating to schools: “If a community college, college or university elects to prohibit the carrying of firearms on its campus, it shall be civilly liable for any injury from a criminal act upon a person holding a permit for carrying a concealed firearm who was prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm on the premises.”

Sine Die – bill died in committee

Indiana

 

 

 

 

Indiana

SB 181

 

 

 

 

SB 180

Prohibits a state agency, including a state supported college or university, from regulating the possession or transportation of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories:

 

Allows CCW holder to keep gun on school property if locked in vehicle

 

Sine Die - Failed to gain hearing

 

 

 

Sine Die – no action on bill

 

Iowa

HB 2357

Prevents a governing board of public or private college or university from prohibiting the carrying of dangerous weapons

Sine Die – no action on bill

Kansas

SB 394

Contains amendment from HB 2353 prohibiting a state agency, including a state supported college or university, from regulating the possession or transportation of concealed firearms (schools can request up to four years to opt out)

Vote to table bill successful.  Legislature adjourned with no further action.

Michigan

HB 4009

 

 

 

SB 58

 

 

 

SB 59

Allow CCW licensees to carry firearms anywhere in the state (including college or university property)

 

Same as HB 4009

 

 

 

Would allow concealed pistol licensees to carry on college campuses by taking 9 hours of additional training.

 

Carry over from 2011 – no action in 2012

 

Carry over from 2011 – referred to Nat’l Resources

 

Vetoed by Governor (12/18/12)

Mississippi

HB 1435

Amends HB504 signed into law in 2011 by deleting section allowing concealed weapons on campus

Bill died in committee

Nebraska

L 516

Allow faculty and staff to carry firearms on college or university property (with 2/3 vote of governing body)

 

Sine Die – bill indefinitely postponed

New Hampshire

HB 334

Prohibit public entities (including colleges and universities) from regulating firearms on property

 

Passed in House

 

Deferred in Senate until 2013

Ohio

HB 256

Would do away with requirement for CCW license, and also allow guns on public and private college campuses

In committee

Oklahoma

S896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB1496

Allows faculty with CCW permits to concealed handguns into or upon any public college or university property, but allows public colleges or universities to prohibit CCW permittees to carry concealed handguns into any access-controlled event where all persons entering the event are subject to security checkpoint screenings.

 

Same as SB 896

Sine Die – no action on bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sine Die – no action on bill

Tennessee

 

 

Tennessee

SB 51

 

 

HB 2014

Allow faculty and staff to carry firearms on college or university property

 

Same as SB 51

 

 

Sine Die – bill withdrawn

 

Sine Die – bill withdrawn

 

Virginia

HB 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB 324

Relates to possession of concealed handguns, relates to faculty members at public institutions of higher education, allows full-time faculty members of public institutions of higher education who possess a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus.

 

 

Preempts state agencies from firearms regulations/policies

 

Bill defeated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice Committee

West Virginia

HB 4513

State higher education institutions must “respect right to bear arms” if they wish to receive financial support.

Sine Die – no action on bill

 

 

 

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