On March 22, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) signed into law HB
1249. Under the new law, concealed-carry permit holders
who complete up to eight hours of additional training—as determined by the
Arkansas State Police—to earn an enhanced permit will be allowed to carry
weapons on a university, college or community college campus.
law takes effect on Sept. 1. Private higher education institutions may opt out
of the requirement.