Ohio Bills

Ohio 131st General Assembly 2015-2016 | Ohio 130th General Assembly 2013-2014

Ohio 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018

Updated April 15, 2017.

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Bills to reduce gun violence

HB 33. Rep. Patmon. To prohibit any person from storing or leaving a firearm in the person's residence unless the firearm is secured in safe storage or rendered inoperable if the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor is able to gain access to the firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains unauthorized access to a firearm not so stored or rendered inoperable. (Child Access Prevention.) Status: Assigned to House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.

HB 151. Rep. Patmon. To prohibit a transfer of a firearm from a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer to a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer unless it is done through a federally licensed firearms dealer, through a state or local law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception; to require that background checks be conducted when a firearm is transferred through a federally licensed firearms dealer or a state or local law enforcement agency; and to provide for recordkeeping with respect to information obtained pursuant to such a background check. (Universal Background Checks.) Status: Assigned to Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 152. Rep. Patmon. To require an applicant for a hunting license to specify whether the applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony and to require the license to specify "firearm restricted" if an applicant has so indicated. Status: Assigned to Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 153. Rep. Patmon. To generally ban the manufacture, sale, alteration, and public display of imitation firearms and the disguising of a firearm to make it resemble an imitation firearm. Status: Assigned to Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

Bills to increase gun access, use, secrecy and prohibit enforcement

HB 79. Reps. Retherford, Hagan; Cosponsors: Reps. Hambley, Seitz, Dean, Thompson, Brenner, Faber, Becker, Vitale, Brinkman, Koehler, Riedel, Goodman, Antani, Stein, Hood, Schaffer, Blessing. To provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals; to permit such a professional who has received that training and has been authorized by the law enforcement agency to carry firearms while on duty; and to grant such a professional the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a concealed handgun licensee. Status: Assigned to Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 142. Rep. Wiggam; Cosponsors: Reps. Lipps, Goodman, Kick, Merrin, Hood, Thompson, Conditt, Keller, Vitale, Roegner, Koehler, Brinkman, Becker, Seitz, Dean. To eliminate the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped. Status: Assigned to Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

SB 81. Sen. Terhar. To waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, to accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, to permit a licensee to renew a concealed handgun license at any time before the expiration of the license, and to require the Attorney General to monitor the number of license fees waived and cap the total amount allowed to be waived at $1.5 million. Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 122. Sen. Jordan. To permit concealed handgun licensees to carry concealed handguns in the statehouse and on its grounds. Status: Introduced.