The "Campus Carry" bill would allow a concealed carry license holder, with training, to carry a firearm at colleges, some bars, and many state buildings.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the Campus Carry Bill into law Wednesday.
"We will have a new permit that will require more training," Hutchinson said. "The director of State Police will design a training program for this enhanced carry permit."
UAMS campus and hospital will be exempt from the law. The new law will not go into effect until January 1, 2018.
House Bill 1249 will allow a weapon on public college campuses. More training will be required for those wanting to carry.