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HB 240 - Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (28-22) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (61-39) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (60-40) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (27-22) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the possession of firearms on college campuses.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Board of Regents and all university employees from restricting the possession of firearms on Montana university campuses (Secs. 3 & 5).
  • Authorizes the Board of Regents and universities to restrict certain firearm activities, including but not limited to the following (Sec. 5):
    • The discharge, removal from holster, or pointing the firearm at another person, unless done in self defense;
    • The possession of a firearm by any individual who has been subject to university system discipline due to violence or substance abuse; 
    • The possession of a firearm at an event on campus where alcohol is authorized to be served and consumed; and
    • The possession or storage of a firearm in a dormitory without the permission of a roommate.
  • Authorizes an individual whose rights have been infringed upon by an employee of a university system to take legal action (Sec. 6).
  • Specifies that if part of this act is invalid, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid part remain in effect (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses

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