Long-time readers may remember that I wrote here about the University of Alaska at Anchorage establishing their own regulations for when and where firearms (and now knives) may be carried on campus. In a nutshell, they declared the entire campus off-limits to firearms.
Our State constitution declares "Constitutional carry" the law of the State, and contains a preemption clause. For those who may not know, that means that no local government, village or whatever may enact laws or statutes more restrictive than the State constitution in the matter of firearms.
That's not been good enough for UAA, so they erected signs, a few years ago, prohibiting firearms on campus. Period.
Except they can't do that. State law allows them to put up signs on structures which prohibit carrying inside, but outside?
Now State Senator John Coghill (R - Fairbanks) has introduced SB 176, specifically prohibiting the University from doing that. The bill may be reviewed here. I love this part: "the individual right to keep and bear arms is a constitutionally protected right under art. I, sec. 19, Constitution of the State of Alaska, and may not be abridged by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska."