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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.

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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.

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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.

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