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Idaho: Senate Committee to Hear Bill to Secure Idaho Campuses

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Next Wednesday, February 12, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1254, introduced by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13).  As previously reported, SB 1254 would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses.  However, this legislation would provide universities discretion to prohibit qualifying individuals from carrying within a student dormitory or residence hall and a public entertainment or sporting facility with a seating capacity of more than 1,000 persons.  The specific provisions of SB 1254 ensure that only responsible, law-abiding individuals with enhanced training are able to carry a firearm for self-defense while on a public college or university campus.

SB 1254 is an important step towards protecting students and faculty on campus through the lawful exercise of the Second Amendment.  Uniform laws, regulations and policies regarding firearms and weapons on state college and university campuses are necessary for public safety, and, as such, serve to advance a substantial public interest. Using the contact information provided below, please call AND e-mail members of the Senate State Affairs Committee TODAY and urge them to support SB 1254 next week.  

Senate State Affairs Committee:
 
Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13), Chairman
(208) 344-4379
E-mail 
 
Senator Bart Davis (R-33)
(208) 522-8100
E-mail
 
Senator Russell Fulcher (R-22)
(208) 332-1340
E-mail


Senator Brent Hill (R-34)
(208) 356-7495
E-mail


Senator Chuck Winder (R-20)
(208) 853-9090
E-mail
 
Senator Patti Anne Lodge (R-11)
(208) 459-7158
E-mail
 
Senator Jeff C. Siddoway (R-35)
(208) 663-4585
E-mail
 
Senator Elliot Werk (D-17)
(208) 658-0388
E-mail
 
Senator Michelle Stennett (D-26)
(208) 726-8106
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