State Affairs (Senate)
Concealed weapons, school property
FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY – Amends existing law to authorize a school employee who possesses an enhanced license to carry concealed weapons to carry on school property in certain instances.

RS30954 / H0415

There is a desperate need to make our schools secure from individuals that desire to inflict harm on students. The best solution to defend schools is an effective physical security posture and to hire full-time armed guards. The armed guard option is cost prohibitive and not sustainable. This legislation provides an alternative to the hired armed guards by giving the opportunity for Public K-12 school employees to carry concealed weapons and can act as an armed protection force within the confines of the school. Individuals that are willing to participate in this program will need to have completed an enhanced concealed weapon training course. Additionally, this legislation requires all schools to remove “Gun Free Zone” signs from all public K-12 schools.

There is no fiscal impact to the state General Fund or local government as it will not impose any significant additional administrative duties or obligations on state or local government.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/22 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/23 Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs
01/25 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
01/26 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
01/29 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
01/30 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
01/31 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 53-16-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Cannon, Cheatum, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch, Burns, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Galaviz, Gannon, Green, Healey, Lanting, Mathias, Nash(Coberly), Necochea, Nelsen, Roberts, Rubel, Yamamoto
Absent – Bundy
Floor Sponsor - Hill
Title apvd - to Senate
02/01 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/01 Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs