Rep. Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville), says he is drafting the amendments to House Bill 1243 Monday.
Those changes include the following: a school's board of trustees would be able to hold an annual vote to opt out , meaning no guns would be allowed on campus. Another part of the amendment states school's board of trustees could opt just certain buildings out of the policy.
Rep. Collins is a co-author of HB 1243, which has sparked quite a bit of controversy.
He says the bill is designed to increase safety on school campuses, but several University of Arkansas students and faculty members spoke up in opposition to it at a meeting held Friday, February 8.
Rep. Collins will present HB 1243 to a House committee on Tuesday.