Campus Carry draft recommendations released, comments sought
Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
November 13, 2015
The Campus Carry Task Force at Texas State University has released draft recommendations for the implementation of Senate Bill 11, or the Campus Carry Law, for public view and comment.
You can access the draft recommendations at this link: www.president.txstate.edu/campus-carry/draft-recommendations.
Texas State has scheduled three public forums to gather campus and community input on the draft recommendations. The forums are open to faculty, students, staff, and community members. Each forum will last one hour. The schedules for the public forums are as follows:
- 5:15 p.m, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Avery Building, Room 252, Round Rock Campus
- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater, San Marcos Campus
- 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Alkek Library Teaching Theater, Room 250, San Marcos Campus
The Campus Carry Law, passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year, permits concealed handgun license holders to carry a concealed handgun on university campuses, including buildings, beginning August 1, 2016. The Campus Carry Task Force at Texas State, a committee of 25 faculty and staff members, students and administrators, has been gathering input from surveys and meetings with various campus stakeholders, addressing specific safety concerns. The next step is to gather comments from the campus and San Marcos communities about its findings.
Please take the opportunity to review these recommendations and provide the task force with your comments, concerns and suggestions.
Individuals who wish to comment on the draft recommendations at any of the public forums should register to be a speaker when they first arrive at the forum. Registered speakers will be assigned a speaker number on a first-come, first-served basis. Speakers will be seated in a special section and will line up at a standing microphone when it is their turn to speak during the public forums. Comments by each speaker will be limited to 2 minutes.
When the forums have concluded, participants will be encouraged to post additional comments online at www.president.txstate.edu/campus-carry. If you are not able to attend a forum and would like to provide your comments to the task force, please use the above link to post your comments.
The president’s final recommendations regarding rules, policies, guidelines, signage and other appropriate documents will be presented to the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System in spring 2016 for their review and approval.