Legislative

TACT First Alert May 15 Legislative Update

Guns on Campus

Despite shoe leather and faculty testimony expressing safety concerns, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee yesterday passed HB 972, the bill permitting holders of concealed handgun permits to carry weapons into college campus buildings. Committee Chairman Whitmire, who voted no on the bill, explained that he believed this version, which allows local option opt-out, to be better than an alternative he would expect to be filed in a special session. He continued that he doesn’t believe the issue has the necessary two-thirds votes in the Senate to be considered. 

TACT First Alert May 2013

Guns on Campus Scheduled for a Vote Saturday

The Texas House of Representatives is planning to vote Saturday on HB 972 by: Fletcher / Flynn / Lavender / Burkett / Bell / et al. 

The caption reads: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the premises of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

TACT First Alert: April 2013

Guns on Campus and Officer Elections

First Alert: Spring Conference

Spring Conference Around the Corner

Anyone who attended UT Pan Am President Robert Nelsen’s presentation two years ago will not want to miss his reprisal at the TACT Banquet March 1 at the Embassy Suites – Central Austin. That is one passionate educator. Add to that the legislative visits, a keynote by Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch and an update on post tenure review by TACT Board Members Debra Price and Frank Fair – this is the most educational $40 you can spend. Call 512-419-9275 for registration or questions.

House Higher Education Committee Chair Accepts Invitation

Good news! House Higher Education Committee Chair Dan Branch has accepted our invitation to provide the keynote address at the Spring Leadership Conference at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 1 at the Embassy Suites, Central Austin (sleeping rooms may be reserved by calling 512-454-8004). Registration is only $40 and includes the Friday evening banquet.

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