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OCHE Accepting Comment On How to Implement Campus Conceal Carry

A close up photo of a Glock 19 pistol tucked into Chance Kind's jeans.
Kevin Trevellyan
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Yellowstone Public Radio
Montana State University senior Chance Kind shows where he carries a concealed Glock 19 pistol on Feb. 20, 2021.

The Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) is now taking public comments on how to carry out a new law that allows concealed carry firearms on all Montana University System campuses.

This aspect of House Bill 102 becomes effective on June 1.

OCHE is drafting a university system-wide policy proposal for the Board of Regents to approve at their meeting May 26-27. OCHE is reviewing concealed carry laws by other states and any corresponding campus policies.

Comments can be emailed to oche@montana.edu.

A virtual chat, where comment can also be given, with the Board of Regents Academic, Research, and Student Affairs (ARSA) Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.