Alaska Senate approves, sends campus open-carry bill to house

Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

SB 174, which would remove the Alaska Board of Regents’ (BOR) ability to regulate the possession, transportation or storage of firearms and knives on University of Alaska campuses, was approved by the Alaska Senate and sent to the House for consideration on Thursday, April 7.  The bill asserts that the authority to control such tools belongs to the state.

Since the introduction of the bill, it has been amended to allow the BOR to make policies regarding open carry and discharge of firearms, and to regulate the possession of firearms and knives in shared student living quarters.

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