Ohio Bills

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

Ohio 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018

Updated  3-31-18

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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 (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; and to provide for recordkeeping with respect to information obtained pursuant to such a background check. (Universal Background Checks.) Status: Assigned to House 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 House 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 House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 305. Rep. Antonio, Boyd. To require a court that issues a protection order to determine if the respondent is prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm & to transfer all firearms in the person's possession to a law enforcement agency or a federally licensed firearms dealer. Status: Assigned to House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 395. Rep. Patmon, Galonski,Smith, Kent, West.  Prohibit accelerating semi-automatic firearm’s rate of fire (bump stocks)

HB 563. Rep. West, Brown, Ingram, Ashford, Fedor, Smith, Howse. Prohibit transferring firearm while background check pending

HB 564. Rep. West, Brown, Fedor, Ashford, Smith,Howse, Kent. Require 72 hour waiting period after buying a firearm

SB 150. Sen. Brown; Cosponsors: Sens. Schiavoni, Thomas, Tavares. To prohibit a person convicted of domestic violence or assault of a family member, or a person subject to certain protection orders, from having a firearm.  Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 219Senators Thomas, Schiavoni, Sykes, Yuko,Brown,Tavares. To prohibit devices that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire. 

SB 260. Senators Skindell, Tavares, Brown, Yuko, Thomas, Williams, Sykes. Prohibit assault weapons; firearm/ammunition sale database

SB 278Senators Schiavoni, Williams, Thomas, Skindell, Yuko, Brown, Tavares. Restrict access to firearms if person dangerous –Extreme Risk Protection   Order  Government Oversight and Reform

SB 279. Senators Tavares, Sykes, Thomas, Skindell, Schiavonim Williams, Brown. Prevent minor from gaining access to firearms  Government Oversight and Reform

SB  281. Senators Hoagland, Eklund, Terhar Uecker, Williams. Grant licensed firearm dealer to refuse to sell firearm  Government Oversight and Reform

SB 283. Senators Thomas, Schiavoni, Skindell, Williams, Brown, Tavares, Sykes, Yuko.  Restrict firearm transfers; require background checks  Government Oversight and Reform

SB 284. Senators Thomas, Schiavoni, Skindell, Williams, Brown, Tavares, Yuko, Sykes. Raise minimum age to purchase a firearm   Government Oversight and Reform

SB 285. Senators Thomas, Schiavoni, Skindell, Williams, Tavares, Brown, Sykes, Yuko. Regulate firearm transfers at gun shows  Government Oversight and Reform

SB 286. Senators Thomas, Schiavoni, Skindell, Williams, Tavares, Brown, Sykes.  Register firearms with county sheriff   Local Government Public Safety

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

HB 79. Reps. Retherford, Hagan; Cosponsors: Rps. Hambley, Seitz, Dean, Thompson, Brenner, Faber, Becker, Vitale, Brinkman, Koehler, Riedel, Goodman, Antani, Stein, Hood, Schaffer, Blessing, Roegner, Merrin. To provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals & authorized by the law enforcement agency to carry firearms while on duty; and grant the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a licensee (Medical Carry). Status: PASSED House 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: PASSED House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 201. Reps. Hood and Brinkman; Cosponsors: Reps. Antani, Becker, Zeltwanger, Brenner, Goodman, Dean, Thompson, McColley, Vitale, Keller, Merrin, Blessing, Riedel, Wiggam, Lipps, Sprague, Johnson, Roegner, Householder, Schaffer, Faber, Koehler. To allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry concealed all firearms if not prohibited; to repeal the requirement to promptly inform an approaching officer if the licensee is carrying a firearm; and to provide that a person age 21 or older and not prohibited does not need a license in order to carry a concealed firearm. (Permitless Carry.) Status: Assigned to House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 228. Reps.Johnson and LaTourette; Cosponsors: Reps. Conditt, Schuring, Pelanda, Patton, McColley, Antani, Becker, Brenner, Brinkman, Carfagna, Dean, Duffey, Ginter, Goodman, Green, Henne, Hill, Hood, Householder, Huffman, Keller, Koehler, Lipps, Merrin, Riedel, Roegner, Romanchuk, Schaffer, Slaby, Smith, R., Sprague, Stein, Thompson, Vitale, Wiggam. to assign to the prosecution the burden of disproving  self-defense, to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force, and to modify the penalties for illegally carrying a concealed firearm or improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and the posting of warning signs regarding the possession of weapons on specified premises.(Stand your Ground.) Status: Assigned to House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 233. Rep. Becker; Cosponsors: Reps. Antani, Arndt, Blessing, Brenner, Brinkman, Butler, Carfagna, Dean, Dever, Duffey, Faber, Gavarone, Ginter, Goodman, Greenspan, Hagan, Hambley, Henne, Hill, Hood, Householder, Huffman, Keller, Kick, Koehler, Landis, LaTourette, Lipps, McColley, Merrin, Patton, Pelanda, Perales, Rezabek, Riedel, Roegner, Romanchuk, Speaker Rosenberger, Representatives Schaffer, Scherer, Schuring, Seitz, Slaby, Smith, R., Sprague, Stein, Thompson, Vitale, Wiggam, Young, Zeltwanger, Retherford, Conditt, Cupp, Johnson. To remove the penalty for a concealed handgun licensee or qualified military member or carrying a concealed handgun into a prohibited place if the person leaves upon request, and to penalize failure to leave upon request or returning with a firearm. (Get out of Jail Free Guns Everywhere.) Status: PASSED House. Assigned to Senate Government Oversight and Reform.

HB 253. Reps. Householder, Lanese; Cosponsors: Reps. Koehler, Riedel, Seitz, Conditt, Hambley, Stein, Butler, Kick, Schaffer, Brinkman, Hughes, Goodman, Vitale, Merrin, Wiggam, Keller, Faber, Becker, Gavarone, Antani, Perales, Carfagna, Johnson, Duffey, Young, Thompson, Brenner, McColley, Hood, Sprague, Hagan, Hill, Greenspan. To permit law enforcement officers to carry firearms off duty in places otherwise prohibited for concealed handgun licensees. Status: Assigned to House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

HB 310. Rep. Vitale; Cosponsors: Reps. Antani, Becker, Brenner, Brinkman, Dean, Goodman, Hood, Johnson, Keller, Merrin, Riedel, Seitz, Thompson, Schaffer, Sprague, Wiggam, Zeltwanger. To permit an elected officeholder of this state carry a concealed handgun in a government facility or a political subdivision of this state.  Status: Assigned to House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

HB 373   Rep Vitale,  Rep. AntaniRep. BeckerRep. BrennerRep. BrinkmanRep. Dean, Rep. Goodman, Rep. JohnsonRep. HoodRep. HouseholderRep. KellerRep. KoehlerRep. MerrinRep. RiedelRep. SeitzRep. SchafferRep. SpragueRep. ThompsonRep. Zeltwanger. Permit Concealed Carry in courthouses and govt buildings

SB 81. Sen. Terhar. To waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces, veterans, to accept military experience as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, (Military Public Carry). 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 (Statehouse Carry).

SB 142. Sen. Jordan. To allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry concealed all firearms not prohibited from possessing  -- and to provide that a person 21 years of age or older does not need a concealed handgun license in order to carry or have a concealed firearm.  (Permitless Carry.) Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 180. Sens. Uekcer, Hottinger; Cosponsors: Sens. Hoagland, Terhar, Jordan. to assign to the prosecution the burden of disproving a self-defense, to expand the locations where a person has no duty to retreat before using force and to modify the Law regarding the duty to keep the licensee's hands in plain sight, the penalties for illegally carrying a concealed firearm or improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and the posting of warning signs regarding the possession of weapons on specified premises. (Stand Your Ground/Shoot First.) Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 208.  Senators Tehar, Beagle, Coley, Hottinger, Huffman, Jordan, Thomas, Uecker.    Allow off duty police to carry on certain premises.

SB 234. Senators LaRose, Eklund, Jordan, Hottinger, Uecker.  Regarding subsidized tenant possessing or using a firearm in unit

SB 242.  Senators LaRose,Uecker, Eklund, Jordan, Obhof. Eliminate prohibition against making or selling certain weapons.