Introduced House Bill (H)

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Firearms on state university campuses. Prohibits a regional campus (campus) of a state educational institution from imposing an enactment, measure, policy, or rule that prohibits or limits the legal carrying, possession, or transportation of a firearm while: (1) on land; or (2) in a building or other structure; leased or owned by the state educational institution. Allows a person adversely affected by campus firearm restrictions to bring a court action against the campus. Requires that 10% of the total operating appropriation for the campus of a state educational institution for the current state fiscal year must be withheld if the Firearms on state university campuses. Prohibits a regional campus (campus) of a state educational institution from imposing an enactment, measure, policy, or rule that prohibits or limits the legal carrying, possession, or transportation of a firearm while: (1) on land; or (2) in a building or other structure; leased or owned by the state educational institution. Allows a person adversely affected by campus firearm restrictions to bring a court action against the campus. Requires that 10% of the total operating appropriation for the campus of a state educational institution for the current state fiscal year must be withheld if the person prevails in the court action. Provides that appropriated money withheld from a campus shall be released to the campus upon the dissolution of any imposed firearms restrictions that were found to have adversely affected the person. Provides that the release of withheld money to a campus does not prevent or prohibit a person adversely affected by the firearms restrictions of the campus from seeking any additional relief permitted under state or federal law. ... View more