Campus carry bill does not make it to Senate floor

Missouri House bill 575 passed through the Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Senate committee, but was too late to go onto the Senate floor as the legislative session adjourned Friday.

Five members of the committee voted in favor of the bill, one member voted against it, and one member was absent. Among the members who voted in favor was Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin.

The bill was proposed to allow faculty and staff of higher education institutions to undergo campus protections officer training and be able to conceal and carry. Since its initial introduction, the bill was amended to allow students to conceal and carry on campuses as well.

Despite previous attempts, this is the farthest that campus carry legislation has gone in Missouri.