Although the road is long, Florida came one step closer Tuesday to allowing campus carry across the state.
The Florida Senate’s Higher Education Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday in favor of Senate Bill 68, which would allow individuals with the proper concealed-carry licenses to carry guns on college campuses.
If the bill continues on it’s forward momentum, it would go into effect July 1st 2016.
A previous house bill, 4005, was struck down twice in the House earlier this year and was identical to the currently proposed bill.
The new bill, HB4001, has a summary as follows:
Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.
If you want to follow the progress of the bill, you may do so here.