The North Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1348, sponsored by State Representative Duane DeKrey, by a 48-46 vote Wednesday, February 18.
The original legislation would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to carry on university campuses in North Dakota, removing such facilities from the prohibited list. However, the bill was amended significantly in House action. HB 1348 now addresses a different issue, instead focusing on a storage problem for students who were forced to check their firearms into security "storage lockers" which have become full. The bill allows students to store their guns in campus apartments and also permits the guns in those parking lots. The legislation does not deal with campus dorms or fraternities and sororities.
HB 1348 now moves to the Senate, but it has not been assigned to a committee yet. Please continue to check your email and www.nraila.org for further updates.