In combination, these provisions (collectively, the “Guns on Campus Laws”) therefore usurp the Board of Regents’ constitutionally conferred, exclusive authority over the “government, control, and management of the University System of Georgia.” Ga. Const. art. VIII, § 4, para. 1(b). And they interfere with the University System of Georgia’s educationalThis is a state law and constitution issue. The full lawsuit is at my link to the Atlanta newspaper article.
The amendment prohibited the governor from removing without cause any member of a board of an institution of higher learning or of the boards of correctional, penal, and charitable institutions. It prohibited the legislature from increasing or reducing the membership of an institution’s board, and the terms of members had to correspond to the number of members of the board—that is, five-year terms for a five-member board, seven years for a seven-member board, and ten years for a ten-member board, so that the term of only one member of each board would expire every year. It said that the powers of a board could not be reduced unless the institution was abolished or consolidated with another. A governor could fire a member of a board only for cause and only after the rest of the board approved it.When the law on campus carry was still optional, the governing board of every college in the state voted repeatedly to keep guns off campus. The legislature finally passed a law in 2017 to override the colleges. It