Mead Signs School Safety Bill; Vetos House Bill 137

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Wednesday, Governor Mead signed original House Bill 194, School Safety and Security.

This new law allows school districts to adopt rules for concealed carry on school property.

The rules include providing an application and approval process, safeguarding and training requirements, and a process for revoking authorization.

It also requires notification of law enforcement, parents and guardians.
The governor also vetoed original House Bill 137, Wyoming Repeal Gun Free Zones Act.

Governor Mead told News 13, “"Vetoing any bill is not a decision I take lightly," said Governor Mead. "This bill had flaws. My veto message notes my strong support of the right to keep and bear arms, the numerous gun bills I have signed into law, and the numerous lawsuits I have directed the Attorney General to pursue to protect Second Amendment rights."

House Bill 137 would have allowed concealed carry in any government meetings.