Governor Deal signs ‘Campus Carry’ legislation into law

The George-Anne staff

Governor Deal signed House Bill 280 into law, on Thursday May 4, according to the Atlanta- Journal Constitution.

House bill 280, better known as ‘Campus Carry’ will allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus, excluding on-campus child care facilities, faculty and administrative office space and disciplinary meetings.

“It is altogether appropriate that weapons not be allowed in sensitive areas on college campuses, and I appreciate the thoughtful consideration given by the General Assembly in expanding these excluded areas within a college campus in this year’s bill,” Deal said in a press release.

 Deal vetoed an earlier version of the bill last legislative session, however he stated in a press release that he passed this version due to the added restrictions.

Campus carry will take effect July 1, 2017 on all University System of Georgia campuses.

For the full press release, click here.