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Fri., Feb. 28, 2014, 9:41 a.m.

State Board calls guns-on-campus bill an ‘unfunded mandate’ that could cost colleges up to $8M

The State Board of Education has sent a letter opposing SB 1254 to all members of the House State Affairs Committee; you can read it here. Among the concerns raised in the letter: “The bill would allow open carry on public campuses anywhere, including open display in classrooms. The bill would allow open carry in dormitories and event centers. The bill bans only concealed carry in those venues. The institutions would be unable to determine whether a person with a weapon is properly authorized to possess that weapon.” The letter calls the bill an “unfunded mandate” that would cost Idaho’s colleges and universities up to $8 million.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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