NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION
Date: February 15, 2006
REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Possession and Use of Firearms 6C1-2.001
SUMMARY: The amendments clarify the provisions of the regulation by defining firearms to
be as set forth in Section 790.001(6), Florida Statutes, but also including antique firearms. The
amendments require unloading of firearms prior to storage and set forth conditions for the
possession of firearms at IFAS Research and Education Centers.
AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003
COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED REGULATION
IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Executive Secretary, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125, University
of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,
NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Ed Poppell,
Vice President for Finance and Administration
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION T
DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
6C1-2.001 University of Florida; Possession and Use of Firearms.
(1) The possession of firearms on the University campus or any land or property
occupied by the University of Florida is prohibited except where hereinafter specifically
(a) The University "campus" is defined for purposes of this regulationpeli-e to include
those lands located in the City of Gainesville, Florida, occupied by the University of Florida, and
bounded generally by 13th Street on the East, University Avenue on the North, 34th Street on the
West and Archer Road on the South, including premises occupied by fraternities and sororities
officially recognized by the University whether lrocatd on the Univer-;sy campus itself or on th+
periphery, or any land or property occupied by the University of F lorida.
(b3) The term "firearm" is defined for the purposes of this regulationpeliey to have the
same meaning set forth in Section 790.001(6), Florida Statutes, provided "firearm" shall also
include antique firearmsincludc pellet guns and similar weapons.
(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing, firearms are permitted under the following limited
(a) Campus residents are permitted to store firearms in an area designated by the
University Police at the University Police Station only. Firearms must be unloaded prior to
storage at the Police Station. An area for the maintenance and cleaning of th se firearms is
provided at this designated storage facility. When removed from the storage facility for use, the
weapon must immediately be taken east on Museum Road until past the campus perimeter.
Return shall be along the same route. Firearms must be unloaded prior to being returned.
Authorization must be acquired from the University Police for possession of the firearm while
traveling between the storage facility and the campus perimeter. Possession of a firearm
anywhere else on campus is prohibited.
(b) Those presently authorized to possess firearmsgits on the campus are members of
governmental agencies authorized by law to possess firearmsgttns, the University Police,
members of University Rifle Teams, and the staff of the Florida State Museum when the
firearmsgtfns are a part of the museum collection and are for the exhibit purposes or used in
(c) ROTC cadets may drill with unloaded rifles which have the firing pin removed
when under the supervision of ROTC officers and cadre. Members of the Rifle Teams are
authorized to have possession of their firearms only when under the supervision of ROTC cadre
personnel on the firing range or in the ROTC Armory.
Any student or employ ee, including faculty, administration, and staff members, shall be
immediately suspended for violation of this policy. When required under applicable university
disciplina'y drles or provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, such a
suspension shall be interim in nature until a proper hearing can be held by the appropriate
hearing body to determine the facts and circumstances of the violation.
(d) The following persons are authorized to possess firearms at Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Research and Education Centers:
1. Deputized law enforcement officers living at a center who are issued a firearm as
part of their employment;
2. Employees engaged in properly permitted wildlife depredation activities carried out
to protect research projects being conducted at a center;
3. Employees temporarily residing at a center, provided the firearm is kept unloaded,
equipped with a trigger lock, and locked in a secured location in the residence; and
4. Individuals participating in approved firearms education programs conducted at a
center by 4-H.
In addition to any specific requirements set forth above, firearms shall be handled, used
and stored in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and
regulations. A Center director shall be notified prior to any firearm being brought onto Center
property and shall have the right to prohibit or limit the use, handling or storage of firearms at
the Center for the safety of persons at the Center.
(e4) Should it be necessary or desirable for the use of firearms in any of the academic
programs of the University, then permission for such use must be applied for and granted by the
Provost or designee, Vice President for Finance and AdministrationAcademic Affairs and the
Chief of Police of the University Police Department.
(f) Any student or employee, including faculty, administration, and staff members, shall
be immediately suspended for violation of this regulation. When required under applicable
university disciplinary regulations or provisions of the applicable collective bargaining
agreement, such a suspension shall be interim in nature until a proper hearing can be held by the
appropriate hearing body to determine the facts and circumstances of the violation.
Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003 210.132(1), 210.227(1),
TLaw Implemented 210.132, 210.227(5), (13) FS.
History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-2.01, Amended 9-16-99,