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A.?Unlawful carrying of a firearm on university premises consists of carrying a firearm on university premises except by:
(1)?a peace officer;
(2)?university security personnel;
(3)?a student, instructor or other university-authorized personnel who are engaged in army, navy, marine corps or air force reserve officer training corps programs or a state-authorized hunter safety training program;
(4)?a person conducting or participating in a university-approved program, class or other activity involving the carrying of a firearm; ?or
(5)?a person older than nineteen years of age on university premises in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance, for lawful protection of the person's or another's person or property.
B.?A university shall conspicuously post notices on university premises that state that it is unlawful to carry a firearm on university premises.
C.?As used in this section:
(1)??university? means a baccalaureate degree-granting post-secondary educational institution, a community college, a branch community college, a technical-vocational institute and an area vocational school; ?and
(2)??university premises? means:
(a)?the buildings and grounds of a university, including playing fields and parking areas of a university, in or on which university or university-related activities are conducted; ?or
(b)?any other public buildings or grounds, including playing fields and parking areas that are not university property, in or on which university-related and sanctioned activities are performed.
D.?Whoever commits unlawful carrying of a firearm on university premises is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-7-2.4. Unlawful carrying of a firearm on university premises; notice; penalty - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-30-criminal-offenses/nm-st-sect-30-7-2-4/
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