HB 335: "An Act relating to the regulation of firearms and knives by the University of Alaska."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 335 01 "An Act relating to the regulation of firearms and knives by the University of Alaska." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 04 to read: 05 FINDINGS AND INTENT. The legislature finds that the individual right to keep and 06 bear arms is a constitutionally protected right under art. I, sec. 19, Constitution of the State of 07 Alaska, and may not be abridged by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska. The 08 legislature reserves to the state the authority to regulate firearms, except as specifically 09 provided in AS 14.40.173. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 14.40 is amended by adding a new section to read: 11 Sec. 14.40.173. Regulation of firearms and knives. (a) The authority to 12 regulate firearms and knives is reserved to the state, and, except as specifically 13 provided by statute, the board of regents may not enact or enforce a policy regulating 14 the possession, ownership, use, carrying, registration, storage, or transportation of 15 firearms or knives.
01 (b) The board of regents may adopt and enforce policies 02 (1) that are identical to state law and that have the same penalty as 03 provided for by state law; 04 (2) restricting the discharge of firearms on any portion of university 05 land where there is a reasonable likelihood that people, domestic animals, or property 06 will be jeopardized; policies adopted or enforced under this paragraph may not abridge 07 the right of the individual guaranteed by art. I, sec. 19, Constitution of the State of 08 Alaska, to bear arms in defense of self or others; and 09 (3) prohibiting the possession of firearms or knives in the restricted 10 access area of university buildings; the university shall post notice of the prohibition 11 against possession of firearms or knives at each entrance to the restricted access area. 12 (c) In this section, 13 (1) "firearms" includes firearms, or any other element relating to 14 firearms or parts of the firearm including ammunition and reloading components; 15 (2) "restricted access area" means the area beyond a secure point 16 where visitors are screened and does not include common areas of ingress and egress 17 open to the public.