Florida Senate BIll SB 68, also known as the Campus Carry bill, died on March 11.

The bill died in the Judiciary committee, according to the Florida Senate website, and in the Criminal Justice committee according to the Florida House website.

This isn't unexpected considering Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla announced on Jan. 26 that the Campus Carry Bill would not be granted a hearing during the 2016 session.

This bill would have allowed individuals with concealed-carry permits to carry guns on college campuses.

SB 68 passed the Florida Senate's Criminal Justice committee 3-2 on Sept. 16, 2015, and passed Florida Senate's Higher Education Committee 5-3 on Oct. 20, 2015

It passed its third reading in the Florida House on Feb. 3 with a vote count of 80-37.

If the bill had passed through the Florida Senate, it would've gone into effect on July 1, 2016.


Alissa Smith is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @thealissasmith or email her at

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