Welfare and Security Committee
February 10, 2010
Administration Building – 1st floor conference room - 4:00 PM
Attendance: Bob Pikowsky, Mark Demyanek (special invited
guest), Teresa Crocker (special
invited guest), Tanah Barchichat, Andrew Hardin, Jeff Jenkins, Jim
Ellington, Margaret Kosal, Jimmy Williams and Dene Sheheane (special invited
guest). Absent: Jilda Garton.
Proposed Legislation Pending in the Georgia House and Senate that would Permit
Concealed Carry of Firearms on Campus
House Bill 615 and Senate Bill 308 would permit holders of
concealed carry permits to bring firearms onto campus. The current statutory
provisions banning concealed carry of firearms on campus would be repealed.
The text of House Bill 615 is available on the
Internet at http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/versions/hb615_LC_28_4596ER_a_2.htm.
The Senate Bill is available at http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/versions/sb308_As_introduced_LC_38_0988_2.htm.
Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and
Student Government Association President Alina Staskevicius are on record as
opposed to legislation that would permit guns on campus. GT Police Chief Teresa
Crocker believes that concealed carry will raise new problems for police officers.
Dene Sheheane, Executive Director of Government and
Community Relations, gave us an overview of the status of the bills in the
legislature. We’re hopeful that the bills will not be adopted in the next month
or so, in which case they will need to be re-introduced in the legislature next
The meeting adjourned at 5:04 pm.