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Introduced in House (02/15/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1079


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose their concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2017

Mr. Ellison (for himself, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Grijalva, and Ms. Judy Chu of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose their concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act”.

SEC. 2. Clery Act.

Section 485(f)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(1)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (F)—

(A) in clause (ii), by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in clause (iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(iv) of the crimes described in subclauses (I) through (IX) of clause (i), in which a firearm (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code) was present at the scene of the crime.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(K) A statement of current concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code).”.

SEC. 3. Program participation agreements.

Section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(30) The institution will disclose its concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code)—

“(A) in a prominent place on its website; and

“(B) on any promotional materials for attracting or informing prospective students about the institution.”.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect with respect to the annual security report under section 485(f)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(1)) prepared by an institution of higher education 1 calendar year after the date of enactment of this Act, and each subsequent calendar year.


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