Idaho House approves bill to allow guns on PSE campuses

March 11, 2014

The Idaho House of Representatives has recently approved legislation that would allow concealed guns to be carried on public PSE institution campuses by a vote of 50 to 19. Student residences and venues that have a seating capacity of more than 1,000 people would be exempt from the measures. The presidents of Idaho’s 8 public colleges and universities have spoken out against the bill, which was also approved by the Senate last month. The bill will now go to the state’s Republican Governor CL (Butch) Otter, who has not yet taken a definitive position on the legislation. Chronicle of Higher Education

Update: March 17, 2014

Idaho Governor CL (Butch) Otter has signed into law a bill to allow concealed guns to be carried on the state’s public PSE institution campuses. Beginning in July, retired law-enforcement officers and individuals who hold concealed-weapons permits will be able to carry their guns on all campus areas except for dormitories and venues that hold more than 1,000 people. Chronicle of Higher Education