(Michele Fiore for AD4) – The Nevada Assembly on Monday passed Amanda’s Law to allow students to carry concealed firearms on Nevada System of Higher Education properties. Assembly Bill 148 was proposed by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and was passed by a vote of 24 to 15.
“This is a historical day, and I’m proud that the work of Amanda Collins, former State Senator John Lee, the late Carrie Herbertson and so many others has finally paid off,” said Fiore. “Having sponsored this legislation twice, I call on my peers in the Nevada Senate and Governor Brian Sandoval to promptly pass this legislation to show Nevadans our support of their right to protect themselves.”
Assembly Bill 148 was named “Amanda’s Law” for Amanda Collins who was raped on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007 and has fought tirelessly for the rights of students to carry a concealed firearm on college campuses. Assembly Bill 148 also allows for concealed carry in public buildings.
AB148 will now continue to the Nevada Senate. For more information about AB148, click here.
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore represents Clark County Assembly District 4 (Las Vegas) and was reelected to her 2nd term in 2014. Michele has lived in Nevada since 1993. For more information about her, please visit www.VoteFiore.com.