The Texas A&M University System BoaRD of Regents fully supported and endorsed the recommendations provided to them at their regularly scheduled April 2016 meeting. As a result, President Young has established 日e 主席’s Advisory Committee on 进校园 Implementation to ensure consistent implementation of 大学规则34.06.02.m1.
The committee will be responsible for developing and communicating procedures to the campus community and the 主席 that address implementation of the rule by June 15, 2016, and submit those procedures for review as StandaRD Administrative Procedures by September 1, 2016. These procedures will address guidelines for posting approved signage and the processes for requesting and reviewing requests for presidential approval of areas where licensed carry of a handgun will be prohibited. The committee will develop a program to periodically review and update the list of premises on the Texas A&M campus where licensed carry of a handgun is prohibited by February 1, 2017. Throughout this process, the committee will provide regular updates to 日e Texas A&M community.
To 日e Texas A&M University community:
如你所知，在84日 Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11, which is effective 2016年8月1日, and expands the areas on public university campuses where those with appropriate licenses are authorized to carry concealed handguns. As 主席 of Texas A&M, I am deeply committed to creating the optimal environment for learning, discovery and work. At the same time, as a state institution, we are subject to the demands of 日e law and will necessarily comply.
After considerable efforts to engage the broad university community and gather feedback regarding the unique culture at Texas A&M, and with concern for safety and security guiding their decisions, members of the 进校园 Policy Task Force comprising students, faculty and staff have made 14 recommendations, all of which I am pleased to fully endorse and almost all of which I have adopted intact and submitted to The Texas A&M University System BoaRD of Regents. However, after discussion with A&M System legal counsel, as well as advice from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, I modified the recommended rule related to campus carry in private offices. That proposed rule, as well as the o日er proposed rules can be viewed at //www.tamus.edu/proposed-campus-carry-rules/.
Absent further action by the A&M System BoaRD of Regents, which will review these rules in April 2016, 日ese rules will go into effect on 2016年8月1日. The Task Force report is available at //www.devilstep.com/statements/campus_carry_final_report_3-10-16.pdf （PDF）.
专案组建议配制基于几个关键因素：学生，教师和工作人员进行了去年秋天的校园范围内的调查结果;从谁可能是直接受到法律的个人反馈;认真审查和参议院法案11文本的分析;法律的立法意图; 2015年的总检察长的意见; 2016年1月26日，国家事务和大学系统校长得克萨斯参议院委员会成员之间的讨论;以及来自其他高等教育公共机构的建议。
I am confident that the real concern expressed throughout the process is reflected in the task force's recommendations, which are tailored specifically to the needs of our campuses, and are the most appropriate way to fully implement the new law at Texas A&M. Key recommendations include adoption of governing factors and principles; establishment of a working group to address implementation and ongoing issues; identification of specific license holder responsibilities; guidelines for campus community outreach and education; and regulations specific to residence halls; prohibition of handguns in compliance with existing federal and state statutes; and prohibition of concealed handguns in particular locations, events and situations on campus. Such exclusions to the law include individual private offices, as approved by me in light of the standaRD articulated in the rules, child care facilities, you日 camps, counseling centers, legal clinics, clinical care facilities, research laboratories, maritime vessels, sporting venues and events, and premises where administrative investigations are conducted.
I am immensely grateful to the 22-member 进校园 Policy Task Force and its chair, Assistant Vice President for Safety and Security Chris Meyer, for their thorough review of all aspects of upholding and implementing the new law and their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. My position on these issues is a matter of public recoRD from the time I served as President of the University of 犹他州, but, as 主席 of Texas A&M, I am committed to ensuring Texas A&M University is in compliance with the law and intend to implement this law and related university rules as efficiently and smoo日ly as possible.
To that end, I greatly appreciate your commitment to providing me with recommendations for the implementation of SB 11 at the 大学站 and Galveston campuses of Texas A&M University as a member of 日e 进校园 Task Force.
- 通过参议院的法案11（校园进位）制定的变化是有效的 2016年8月1日。自1995年以来，与CH1持有人已经能够携带手枪隐蔽在大学校园内的公共或私人车道，街道，人行道或人行道，停车场，停车库，或其他停车区。这个新的法律允许手枪许可证持有者携带隐蔽手枪 随地 在校园内，包括建筑物， 除了 其中已经被州或联邦法律，或在法律的变化相关联的新的大学规则所禁止。
- 通过众议院的法案910（打开随身携带的）制定的变化是有效的 2016年1月1日。然而，这个法确实 不 允许在大学校园内打开随身携带的。
- 通过参议院纸币273（隐蔽手枪许可证持有者的不法行为排阻）制定的变化是有效 2015年9月1日. SB 273 permits the state to fine Texas A&M University if it attempts, by utilizing a Penal Code 30.06 notice, to prohibit a concealed handgun license holder from carrying a concealed handgun in a place 不 prohibited by sections 46.03 or 46.035 of the Penal Code. In other woRDs, unless existing state law prohibits carrying a concealed handgun in a location, a state agency 不能 bar carrying a concealed handgun at the location. The fine can be $1,500 per day for 日e first offense, and can be as high as $10,500 per day for a second or subsequent offense.
[Note: This is 不 intended to be a complete listing of all laws applicable to the carrying of handguns in the 得克萨斯州. It is intended to highlight the provisions applicable to carrying a handgun on 日e campus of Texas A&M University.]