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House Committee Set To Propose Guns On Campus

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) -- Members of the House Higher Education & Workforce are scheduled next week to continue the proposal of a sponsored bill that would allow conceal and carry permit owners to bring guns on college campuses.

The bill (HB 4001) was sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, and Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee.

The measure has already been approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and the Senate version of the bill (SB 68) has been approved by two committees.

The issue has drawn heavy debate, with gun-rights groups backing the bills and many higher-education officials opposed.

The measures are filed for the 2016 legislative session, which starts in January.

(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)

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