BREAKING: Khator says discussions starting on possible campus carry policies
President and Chancellor Renu Khator announced today that the UH System has begun talks regarding the campus carry bill that will likely by signed by Gov. Greg Abbott.
“It is important to note that state university presidents are allowed to establish reasonable rules, regulations or other provisions regarding this law, including designating areas where handguns may not be carried on campus,” Khator said in an email sent to faculty and staff.
“During the summer and into the 2015-16 academic years, we will form work groups at each UH System university, soliciting input from students, faculty and staff.”
The bill has the approval of the Texas legislature and is waiting to be signed by Gov. Abbott. Once signed, the new law would take effect August 2016 and allow licensed gun owners who are at least 21 years of age to carry concealed handguns at state universities.
“UH System Presidents (William V.) Flores, (Raymond) Morgan, (William A.) Staples and I are committed to addressing this significant new law in a thoughtful and carefully considered manner,” Khator said.
Once the UH policies are created, they will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval.