Working Group on Concealed Carry completes report

The University of Texas System working group, charged with studying the implementation of Senate Bill 11, has issued its recommendations regarding concealed carry on UT System campuses.

The working group, made up of representatives from each UT institution as well as members of UT System administration, met weekly for several months to discuss the law and its interpretation, share information and perspectives, and develop recommendations for facilities common to many campuses.

Ultimately, each institution will design its own rules for implementation. Each institution has unique programs, facilities and operations and the observations and recommendations of the working group’s report are not intended to constitute a complete list of exclusion zones. The group’s objective was to facilitate discussion and assist presidents as they evaluate their campus requirements.

UT System Deputy Chancellor David Daniel anticipates all institutions will submit their draft rules by mid-February and that final rules will be established by early spring. The Board of Regents will review campus rules at a subsequent meeting. The law does not require that the Board of Regents approve an institution’s rules, but the board may modify rules with a two-thirds majority vote.

Read the Concealed Carry Working Group report here.  

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