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New Idaho law affects University of Idaho

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KHQ.com - July 1 is the start of the fiscal year for most states in the US, which means new policies and laws kick in today across the country.

In Idaho, there was talk that speed limits would increase on many Idaho highways to 75 and 80 mph. However, according to the Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho AAA, the decision to increase the speed limit will be delayed until a further traffic safety investigation is completed.

They also explained that these changes are not expected in Northern Idaho because the roads are busier.

The law that will go into effect today is that students on the campus of the University of Idaho are allowed to carry a concealed firearm as long as they have a concealed firearm permit.

School administrators and staff were not necessarily excited about this mandate, but since University of Idaho is a public state school, they initiated a task force to figure out the safest way to institute this new law within the campus.

At the University of Idaho, students can carry a concealed firearm while they walk around campus and in class, but they cannot have it with them in a dorm, residence hall, or any venue that holds more than 1000 people.

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