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

Ohio 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018

Updated October 9, 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 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 require a court to determine whether an offender who has been convicted of specified offenses is prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm, and to require a respondent or offender who the court determines 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.

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; to establish a procedure for surrendering all firearms in the person's possession; and to name the act the "Domestic Violence Survivors Protection Act." Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

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; 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 (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 (Surprise Guns Bill). 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 other than dangerous ordnance or firearms prohibited by state or federal law; to repeal the requirement that a licensee stopped for a law enforcement purpose promptly inform an approaching officer if the licensee is carrying a firearm and provide for expungement of convictions based on a violation of the requirement; and to provide that a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm does not need a concealed handgun license in order to carry a concealed firearm and is subject to the same laws regarding concealed firearm carrying as a licensee.  (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 a self-defense or related claim, to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law, and to modify the Concealed Handgun Licensing Law regarding a licensee's 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.) 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 Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee. 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 or a political subdivision of this state who holds a valid concealed handgun license to carry a concealed handgun in a government facility of this state or a political subdivision of this state.  Status: Assigned to House 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 (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). Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 142. Sen. Jordan. To allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry concealed all firearms other than dangerous ordnance -- or firearms that state or federal law prohibits the person from possessing  -- and to provide that a person 21 years of age or older and not prohibited by federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm does not need a concealed handgun license in order to carry or have a concealed firearm and is subject to the same laws regarding concealed firearm carrying as a concealed handgun licensee.  (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 or related claim, to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law, and to modify the Concealed Handgun Licensing Law regarding a licensee's 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.