House bill could give arms to faculty or staff in colleges and universities

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JEFFERSON CITY - Faculty or staff of colleges and universities could soon be allowed to carry concealed arms on campus.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Dean Dohram (R-La Monte), is another attempt at approval after a similar bill never made it to the governor's desk in 2018.

Faculty and staff interested will be designated protection officers and will have to submit a certification of completion from a campus protection officer training program approved by the Department of Public Safety.

A campus protection officer will be required to submit proof of a valid concealed carry endorsement or permit.

The bill will be heard by the House Committee of Higher Education Monday.