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Campus Carry: Concepts, Issues, Responses


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In case you haven’t heard - one of the most high-profile new laws to affect higher education in recent years went into effect August 1, 2016: Campus Carry, the common name for Senate Bill 11.  The recently-enacted law permits license holders to carry concealed handguns in public university buildings. The law also authorizes institutions to establish reasonable rules regulating the carrying of concealed handguns by licensees, as long as those rules do not “generally prohibit or have the effect of generally prohibiting CHL holders from carrying concealed handguns on the campus.”

UT System and all of the UT institutions established a working group whose objective was to develop and recommend rules and regulations for a campus carry policy at each institution.  Now that these polices are in place, our institutions are tasked with the responsibility to implement them.  Led by Tamra English, UT System Office of General Counsel Managing Attorney of the General Law Section, and Jeff Graves, UT Austin Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs, this webinar reviews some of the basic concepts of campus carry polices, shares common issues emerging at our institutions, and discusses possible solutions and responses to those issues.