Previous Legislative Sessions
Ohio 130th General Assembly 2013-2014
Bills to reduce gun violence
HB 31 Rep. Patmon; Cosponsors: Reps. Foley, Antonio; Safe Storage to secure firearms from minors. Ended session in House State and Local Government Committee.
HB 119 Rep. Heard; Background checks on all firearm transfers to be done by licensed firearm dealers. Ended session in House State and Local Government Committee.
HB 137 Rep. Patmon; Cosponsors: Reps. Foley, Antonio, Hagan, R., Driehaus, Williams, Reece; Background checks on all firearm transfers to be done by licensed firearm dealers. Ended session in State and Local Government Committee.
HB 160 Rep. Hagan; Cosponsors: Reps. Antonio, Foley, Fedor, Driehaus; Require the surrender of firearms when served with a domestic violence restraining order. Ended session in House Judiciary Committee.
HB 222 Reps. Hagan & Foley; Require Dept. of Health study on the injuries incurred by user and others following discharge and firearm sellers to inform purchasers of the study as well as a list of the types of ammunition that can be used in the firearm. Ended session in State and Local Government Committee.
SB 18 Sen. Smith, Cosponsors: Brown, Kearney, Skindell, Tavares, Turner; Prohibiting assault weapons. Ended session in Criminal Justice Committee.
Bill to increase punishment
SB 121 Sens. Hughes & LaRose; Cosponsor: Sen. Patton; Double the mandatory prison terms for previous offenders of firearm specifications and for violent career criminals convicted of committing a violent felony offense while armed with a firearm. Ended session in Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
HB 215 Rep. DeVitis; Cosponsors: Reps. Brenner, Amstutz, Beck, Bishoff, Blair, Boose, Brown, Buchy, Burkley, Conditt, Green, Hagan, C., Hayes, Hood, Hottinger, Johnson, Landis, Lynch, Maag, Perales, Retherford, Rosenberger, Smith, Stebelton, Thompson, Wachtmann, Speaker Batchelder; Permits a public or nonpublic school to enter into an agreement with a current or retired law enforcement officer to provide volunteer patrol services. Provides a qualified immunity from liability. Passed House in 2013. Ended session Senate Finance Committee.
Bills that will make it easier for gun access, use, secrecy and to prohibit enforcement
SUB HB 8 Reps. Roegner, Kunze; Cosponsors: Reps. Brenner, Amstutz, Beck, Bishoff, Blair, Boose, Brown, Buchy, Burkley, Conditt, Green, Hagan, C., Hayes, Hood, Hottinger, Johnson, Landis, Lynch, Maag, Perales, Retherford, Rosenberger, Smith, Stebelton, Thompson, Wachtmann, Speaker Batchelder; Enhances the School District ability to plan a protocol for allowing employees to carry concealed weapons in the school safety zones. Passed House in January 2014. Ended session in Senate Civil Justice Committee.
SB 36 Sen. Jordan; Cosponsor: Sen. Schaffer; Companion bill to HB 99. Ended session in Senate Criminal Justice Committee
SB 60 Sen. Uecker; Cosponsors: Sens. Jordan, Beagle. Eliminate journalist access to records relative to concealed weapons. Ended sesssion in Senate Criminal Justice Committee
HB 99 Reps Retherford & Hood; Cosponsors: Reps. Maag, Becker, Thompson, Conditt, Buchy, Ruhl, Blessing, Adams, J., Johnson; Prohibiting seizing firearms, prohibiting establishment of a firearm registry and prohibit enforcement of firearm registration requirements or firearm ban. Ended session in State and Local Government Committee
SB 165 Senator Jordan; Prohibit a physician from asking a patient or prospective patient questions related to firearm ownership or possession. Ended session in Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee.
HB 191 Rep Becker Cosponsors: Hood, Johnson, Buchy, Hackett, Thompson, Retherford, Wachtmann, Lynch, Beck, Adams, J., Maag; Remove from the definition of “automatic firearm” in the Weapons Control Law a semi-automatic firearm designed or specifically adapted to fire more than 31 cartridges without reloading. Ended session in Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security
HB 203 Rep. Johnson; Cosponsors: Reps. Henne, Gonzales, Adams, J., Conditt, Retherford, Maag, Hottinger, Terhar, Brenner, Beck, Lynch, Sprague, Becker, Derickson, Wachtmann, Buchy, Perales, Amstutz, Blair, Boose, Burkley, Dovilla, Green, Hall, Hayes, Hood, Landis, McClain, Rosenberger, Ruhl, Sears, Smith, Young, Speaker Batchelder; ‘ Stand Your Ground’ no duty to retreat, easier to get licenses to carry by more people and reciprocity to permit holders in other states to carry concealed in Ohio. Passed in the House in 2013. Ended session in Senate Civil Justice Committee. Some portions dealing with concealed carry combined into HB 234. (Stand Your Ground was not included in HB 234.)
HB 210 Rep Becker; Cosponsors: Reps. Lynch, Thompson, Hood, Retherford, Maag, Blessing, Brenner; Require law enforcement confiscated firearms to be sold to dealers instead of being destroyed. Ended session in House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
HB 231 Rep Becker; Cosponsors: Reps. Adams, J., Beck, Becker, Brenner, Buchy, Hood, Johnson, Retherford; Allow concealed handgun onto institutions of higher education, places of worship, day-care facilities, aircraft, certain government facilities, public areas of airport terminals and police stations, and school safety zones. Ended session in House Judiciary Committee.
HB 234 Reps. Grossman, Becker; Cosponsors: Reps. Boose, Lynch, Brenner, Hood, Beck, Hackett, Retherford, Stebelton, Thompson, Maag, Hagan, C., Burkley, Buchy, Barborak, Blessing, Cera, Hall, Hayes, Johnson, Perales, Speaker Batchelder, Senators Uecker, Coley, Balderson, Burke, Eklund, Faber, Hite, Jones, Jordan, Lehner, Obhof, Patton, Peterson, Schaffer, Seitz, Widener. Orginal bill: Allow the use of a noise suppressor attached to a gun while hunting game birds or wild quadrupeds. Amended bill: Expands concealed carry, automatic granting of reciprocity for concealed carry permits for new residents and visitors to Ohio; reducing the training for concealed carry by 33% (from 12 hours to only 8 hours, making the training available online; and allowing non-residents to apply for concealed carry licenses; changes the definition of an automatic weapon; weakens the background check system by allowing dangerous weapons to be issued to potentially dangerous people without a background check. Passed the House April 2014. Amended bill passed the Senate and was concurred on by the House in December 2014. Signed into law by Governor in December 2014.
HB 236 Reps. Becker; Cosponsors: Brenner, Maag, J. Adams, Thompson, Lynch, Beck. Authorizes a government official to carry a concealed handgun into specified public facilities; limits the concealed carry restrictions on them that may be imposed by a private employer, or a private person or entity, who leases publicly owned premises; requires any posted signs that restrict the carrying of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance on premises to include a statement that the restriction does not apply to a government official who possesses a valid concealed handgun license and a concealed handgun. Ended session in State and Local Government Committee.
HB 288 Rep Ruhl; Cosponsors: Reps Beck, Becker, Terhar, Blessing, Adams, J., Hood, Johnson, Buchy, Retherford, Brenner, Sears, Grossman, Barborak, Williams. To eliminate the time limit within which retired and honorable discharged members of the Armed Forces of the United States are exempt from the requirement to complete firearms training as a prerequisite to obtaining a concealed handgun license. Ended session in Military and Veterans Affairs (Parts Combined into HB 234).
HB 340 Rep Becker; Cosponsors: Representatives Hood, Lynch, Thompson; To provide protections from federal provisions related to interstate commerce for firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured and remaining in Ohio. Ended session in Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
HB 387 Reps Hood & Lynch. Cosponsors Representatives Thompson, Adams, J., Brenner, Young, Becker, Roegner, Maag, Retherford; To allow anyone who is eligible to legally get a concealed carry permit to carry weapons in public without applying, training or actually receiving a concealed carry permit. Ended session in Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
HB 403 Rep Becker; Cosponsor: Rep Hood; To allow anyone with a CCW to carry into any public owned facility that is an not a secure facility & to limit the general access to unsecure school buildings to government officials. Ended session in State and Local Government Committee
HB 420 Rep Becker; Cosponsors: Reps Hood, Pillich, Adams, J.,Stebelton, Perales, Thompson. Allow carrying in parking lots and prohibiting government entities, public colleges and universities and private businesses from having policies that do not allow it. Ended session in Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
HB 454 Rep Gonzales; Cosponsors: Representatives Hill, Pillich, Stebelton, Smith, Brenner, Blessing, Burkley, Conditt, Duffey, Hayes, Lynch, Patmon, Terhar, Speaker Batchelder; Expand CCW in school zones by allowing guns in cars- requiring locking vehicle if CCW holder exits the car. Passed House in December 2014. Ended session in Senate Civil Justice Committee.
HB 505 Rep Cera, Increases penalties for using or having a firearm during a crime Ended session in House Judiciary Committee.
SB 338 Senator Uecker, cosponsor Senator Obhof. Authorizes investigators to be armed when investigating fraud in nursing homes, residential care facilities, long term care facilities, Medicaid programs, or patient abuse or neglect violations, expands ‘relief’ for having weapons under disability, gives CCW to non-residents if employed in Ohio, relaxes competency requirements for veterans, reduces CCW training requirements from twelve to eight hours, makes out-of-state persons ineligible for CCW if they are ineligible for the same criteria in their resident state, requires the Attorney General to to prescribe a CCW application form and make it available online, exempts active duty service men and women and their families from renewal requirements, removes criminal offense of trespassing for CCW licensees violating private property prohibitions on their private land making the trespassing subject only to a civil cause of action. Ended session in Senate Civil Justice Committee. Portions combined into in HB 234.