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Campus Carry: UT System Working Group Discussion

From the Campus Carry Working Group Summary Report

The Chair of the UT System Working Group, UT System Deputy Chancellor Dr. David Daniel distributed to the campus presidents a draft document, dated October 27, 2015, which articulated a draft consensus emerging from the UT System Working Group discussions. The UT System Working Group listed five possible exclusion zones that campus presidents may wish to consider as they develop their campus-specific policies.

  1. Areas for which state or federal law, licensing requirements, or contracts require exclusion exclusively at the discretion of state or federal government, or in which handguns are prohibited by an accrediting authority…
  2. Patient care areas, including those where mental health care services are provided.
  3. Premises in or on which a ticketed sporting event is taking place.
  4. Areas in which discharge of a handgun might cause widespread harm, such as laboratories with extremely dangerous chemicals, biologic agents, or explosive agents, or areas with equipment that is incompatible with metallic objects such as magnetic resonance imagining machines.
  5. Animal care areas and vivaria in which protocols increase the risk of discharge or contamination of a concealed handgun, or its unanticipated separation from the license holder.

The UT System Working Group also discussed numerous issues such as residence halls, classrooms, and mixed use buildings; but no consensus recommendations emerged.

The UT System draft was shared with the UT Health San Antonio Working Group. The final document of the UT System Concealed Carry Working Group was delivered to Chancellor McRaven and the Presidents of the UT System Campuses on January 11, 2016.  (See Appendix B.)

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