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Campus Carry Bill Passes House Committee

Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton).

A bill that would allow people with concealed-carry permits to bring weapons onto the University of Georgia and other public college campuses cleared a key hurdle Monday.

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee passed House Bill 280, sponsored by Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton), according to the AJC, sending it on for a likely but yet-to-be-scheduled vote before the full House.

The bill—opposed by University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley and UGA President Jere Morehead—is nearly identical to one Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed last year, with one exception: It would not allow guns in daycares.

The bill also includes exceptions for dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and athletic events.