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Committee advances campus carry bill

By PHIL KABLER HD MediaFebruary 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — In what is likely to be a speed bump on the fast track to passage, legislation to require public colleges and universities to permit individuals with conceal carry permits to carry firearms on campus was taken up and advanced by the House Finance Committee on Thursday evening.

Delegates earlier Thursday voted by voice vote to send House Bill 2519, with an estimated $11.6 million cost in its first full year of implementation, to the committee for further review.

It had been slated to be on first reading on the House floor, following a 51-47 vote Wednesday evening to waive the Finance Committee reference.

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