Texas State schedules public forums on ‘Campus Carry’ law

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
November 12, 2015

To gather campus and community input on Senate Bill 11, or the Campus Carry Law, Texas State University has scheduled three public forums:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., in the Avery Building located on the Round Rock campus in room 252
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7-8 p.m., in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater on the San Marcos campus
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 7-8 p.m., in the Alkek Teaching Theater on the 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 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 task force will make final recommendations regarding rules, policies, guidelines, signage, storage and other appropriate documents for approval by the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System in spring 2016.

Those who wish to comment on the task force recommendations at the public forum must register in person the day of the event. A number will be assigned to each speaker, based on the time of registration. Comments will be limited to two minutes during the forum.

When the forums have concluded, participants will be encouraged to post additional comments at www.president.txstate.edu/campus-carry.