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Senators kill measure limiting universities' regulations on firearms

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Some South Dakota Senators have killed a bill prohibiting South Dakota's higher education institutions from limiting firearms on campuses.

Senate Bill 177 makes it so no public institution of higher education can establish rules limiting a person from carrying a firearm in accordance with state law, and the student cannot be expelled, dismissed or penalized for legally carrying a firearm.

The bill allows students to possess firearms within their dormitories, and it allows the institutions to establish storage rules and regulations that don't violate the bill.

SB177 prohibits those public institutions from requiring a waiver limiting a student or staff member from legally carrying or possessing a firearm on campus. It also bans the University from inquiring to any student about his or her firearms ownership status.

The bill failed to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning.

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