Guns on Campus Hits New Roadblock

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Legislation to allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry guns into college classrooms has hit a roadblock.

The measure had been attached to a fiscal matters bill in the
Senate. But when the bill was taken up in the House, Democratic
state Rep. Mike Villarreal made a parliamentary objection.

The San Antonio lawmaker pointed out that the Texas Constitution
bars any bill from taking up two different subjects. Since the bill
was a fiscal matter, it could not include the gun legislation.

The House parliamentarian agreed, and now the bill goes back to
the Senate where they will have to remove the guns on campus
language.

With only 11 days left in the session, it was unclear if there
was enough time to do that.


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