Bill Text: IA SF188 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: A bill for an act prohibiting a governing board of a public college or university from adopting or enforcing any policy or rule that prohibits a person from carrying, transporting, or possessing a dangerous weapon producing a nonprojectile high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of such a college or university. (Formerly SF 120.) Effective 7-1-19.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-09 - Signed by Governor. S.J. 1195. [SF188 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SF188-Enrolled.html
Senate File 188 - Enrolled Senate File 188 AN ACT PROHIBITING A GOVERNING BOARD OF A PUBLIC COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY FROM ADOPTING OR ENFORCING ANY POLICY OR RULE THAT PROHIBITS A PERSON FROM CARRYING, TRANSPORTING, OR POSSESSING A DANGEROUS WEAPON PRODUCING A NONPROJECTILE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE DESIGNED TO IMMOBILIZE A PERSON IN THE BUILDINGS OR ON THE GROUNDS OF SUCH A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: Section 1. NEW SECTION . 260C.14A Limitation on authority —— nonprojectile high-voltage pulse weapons designed to immobilize. The board of directors of a community college shall comply with the requirements of section 724.8A regarding policies and rules relating to the carrying, transportation, or possession of a dangerous weapon that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of the community college, as long as such a dangerous weapon does not generate a projectile that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person, and such a dangerous weapon is not used in the commission of a public offense. Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 262.9D Limitation on authority —— nonprojectile high-voltage pulse weapons designed to immobilize. The state board of regents shall comply with the requirements of section 724.8A regarding policies and rules relating to the carrying, transportation, or possession of a
Senate File 188, p. 2 dangerous weapon that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of a university under the control of the state board of regents, as long as such a dangerous weapon does not generate a projectile that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person, and such a dangerous weapon is not used in the commission of a public offense. Sec. 3. NEW SECTION . 724.8A Limitation on authority —— nonprojectile high-voltage pulse weapons designed to immobilize —— public universities and community colleges. 1. Notwithstanding subsections 2 and 3, the governing board of a university under the control of the state board of regents as provided in chapter 262 or a community college under the jurisdiction of a board of directors for a merged area as provided in chapter 260C shall not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the carrying, transportation, or possession of a dangerous weapon that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of such a college or university, as long as such a dangerous weapon does not generate a projectile that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person, and such a dangerous weapon is not used in the commission of a public offense. 2. This section shall not apply to any policy or rule adopted or enforced by the governing board of a university under the control of the state board of regents as provided in chapter 262 or a community college under the jurisdiction of a board of directors for a merged area as provided in chapter 260C that prohibits persons who have been convicted of a felony from carrying, transporting, or possessing a dangerous weapon that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of such a university or community college. 3. This section shall not apply to any policy or rule
Senate File 188, p. 3 adopted or enforced by the governing board of a university under the control of the state board of regents as provided in chapter 262 that prohibits the carrying, transportation, or possession of a dangerous weapon that directs an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person inside the buildings or physical structures of any stadium or hospital associated with an institution governed by the state board of regents. ______________________________ CHARLES SCHNEIDER President of the Senate ______________________________ LINDA UPMEYER Speaker of the House I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and is known as Senate File 188, Eighty-eighth General Assembly. ______________________________ W. CHARLES SMITHSON Secretary of the Senate Approved _______________, 2019 ______________________________ KIM REYNOLDS Governor
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