PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) - Arizona has moved one step closer to legally allowing loaded guns on school grounds.
On Thursday, the Senate judiciary committee approved House Bill 2693 along party lines.
The measure allows the public to bring loaded guns onto school campuses as long as they remain in their cars.
Current laws allow guns on campus if they remain unloaded.
The measure is now set up to head to the Senate floor for a final vote.
Since the bill already cleared the state House, approval of the Senate would send the measure to the desk of Gov. Doug Ducey, who has made school safety a top priority.