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.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
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.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
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.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)