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“Guns on Campus” bill does not take effect until July 1 on ISU campus

Posted March 19, 2014

Although the “guns on campus” bill was signed into law in Idaho on March 12, the law does not go into effect until July 1 on the Idaho State University and other public university campuses.

“We want to remind the university community and the public that ISU’s policies regarding firearms will not change until July 1,” said Steve Chatterton, ISU director of public safety. “Until that time firearms are not allowed anywhere on campus except when carried by a law enforcement officer, authorized security guard or others authorized by the director of public safety.”

ISU and the State Board of Education are in the process of working to develop policies and security measures that will take effect when the bill becomes law on July 1. After that date ISU’s policy on restricting firearms on campus will change only for people who hold an Idaho enhanced concealed carry permit or retired law enforcement officers who hold a concealed carry permit issued according to Idaho Code, Chatterton said.

“Training and explanatory materials regarding the new law will be made available to members of the ISU community and the public as they are finalized,” said Adrienne King, director of ISU marketing and communications.

For information on ISU’s current firearms policy visit