OHIO POLL RESULTS SHOW OVERWHELMING SUPPORT
FOR LIFESAVING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION POLICIES
Columbus, Ohio, November 19, 2020 – While Ohio Republicans work to push the gun lobby’s agenda through dangerous bills during the lame duck session, the #StandWithOhio Coalition highlighted statewide support for common-sense gun safety reforms. New polling commissioned by the gun violence prevention organizations Brady, Giffords and the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence shows that an overwhelming majority of Ohio voters support life-saving policies such as extreme risk protection orders and requiring carry permits.
The Coalition shared:
“Ohioans have shown a clear path forward for the legislature to enact common-sense reforms to stop gun violence across our state. Instead of advancing the gun lobby’s agenda, they want the legislature to oppose permitless carry and enact an extreme risk law. Ohioans want solutions to address gun violence, not to add guns to our malls, grocery stores and parks. Governor DeWine and the legislature have an opportunity to work with all Ohioans regardless of party and not only pass these reforms, but reject policy proposals and legislative loopholes that put our families in danger. Our leaders can seize this moment and save lives.
The #StandWithOhio coalition encourages all voters to urge their representatives to support needed and life-saving gun violence prevention policies, and to join with us in opposing harmful policies, such as a possible ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill still under consideration in the Ohio Senate.”
Status of Introduced Bills in this Session
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SB 19 ERPO Extreme Risk Protection Order to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person’s access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
SB 43 DV limits on firearms to address domestic violence by means of firearms restrictions, penalty enhancements, and a prohibition against strangulation, and to make an appropriation.
SB 62 Regards items that accelerate a firearm’s rate of fire to prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm’s rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm.
SB 63 Establish requirements for firearms transfers to require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
SB 64 Raise minimum age for purchasing firearms and increase penalty to require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
SB 65 Regulate transfer of firearms at a gun show
SB 182 Raise minimum age to purchase firearm to 21
SB 183 Limit transfers of firearms/require background checks
SB 184 Court order that temporarily restricts a person’s access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
SB 202 Restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.
SB 203 Regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.
SB 223 Prohibit devices accelerating semi-automatic firearm rate of fire
HB 240 Prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.
HB 315 Require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.
HB 316 Enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person’s access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
HB 317 Limit how guns may be transferred and require background check
HB 319 Restore local authority to regulate firearm-related conduct
HB 320 Prohibit dealer transferring firearm if background check pending
HB 335 Require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender the person’s firearms.
HB 338 Mental Health Awareness and Community Violence Protection Act.
HB 348 Prohibit person under protection order buying/receiving firearm
HB 349 Prohibit possession of large capacity magazine
HB 646 Program for at risk youth
HB 647 Prohibits manufacture/sale of high capacity magazines
HB 658 Training for school employees if authorized to carry firearms
Bills Introduced Based on Governor DeWine’s Plan
See our opposition https://ohioceasefire.org/2019/10/our-opposition-to-the-plan/
HB 354 To improve background checks, close gaps between federal and state law, improve focus on mental health disorders and to make an appropriation.
SB 221 To provide for the issuance in specified circumstances of a Safety Protection Order to apply regarding a person who a court determines is under a drug dependency, chronic alcoholic, or mental health-related firearms disability; to specify LEADS and NCIC reporting and removal procedures for current types of protection orders; to require the submission to the Attorney General for inclusion in LEADS of findings of IST or NGRI; to modify some of the prohibitions under the offense of “unlawful transactions in weapons” and add new prohibitions and exemptions under the offense, including a new exemption if a state background check mechanism the bill enacts is used and does not indicate that the prospective transferee is barred from firearms possession; to provide in specified circumstances for the issuance of a seller’s protection certificate under the new state background check mechanism; to increase the penalty for certain firearms-related offenses in specified circumstances; to modify the law governing the entry of arrest warrants into LEADS as extradition warrants; to expand the law regarding the provision of drug and alcohol test results to law enforcement personnel; and to provide a new exception to the testimonial privilege for specified medical and dental personnel regarding certain probate court proceedings.
Gun Promotion Bills
HB 49 CCW license as voter ID to specify that a concealed handgun license qualifies as photo identification for voting purposes.
HB 86 Correct error in definition of “dangerous ordnance” to correct a drafting error in the definition of “dangerous ordnance” that resulted from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly passed
HB 156 To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.
HB 174 / HB 178 rename a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allow a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repeal a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorize expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, allow a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee
SB 175 Grant civil immunity-injury, death, loss from carrying handguns
SB 237 Remove the duty to retreat before using lethal force Stand Your Ground
HB 248 exempt certain antique firearms from the prohibitions against having weapons while under disability and unlawful transactions in weapons.
SB 317 to expressly exempt, from a requirement that peace officer basic training be obtained, certain employees that a board of education or governing body of a school authorizes to go armed in a school safety zone within which the board or governing body has authority.
SB360 Bars public officials from prohibiting all federally licensed firearms dealers from the commercial sale or transfer of firearms, firearm components, or ammunition except in specified zoning circumstances (considering gun dealers ‘essential’ businesses)
HB 381 Enact the Ohio Stand Your Ground Act regarding self-defense.
HB 425 Modifies the duty to notify if stopped by a law enforcement officer
HR311 Declaring Ohio is a 2nd amendment sanctuary state.
Second Amendment sanctuary, also known as a gun sanctuary, refers to laws or resolutions to prohibit or impede the enforcement of gun control measures perceived as violating the Second Amendment.
Updated September 11,2020
|Ohio 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018
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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
HB 585. Rep Henne Expand the definition of dangerous ordnance to include armor peiercing ammunition and expand the definition of an automatic firearm to include any device within the federal definition of machine gun; to create additional conditions under which an individual may not possess a firearm or dangerous ordnance and to eliminate the process by which an individual may apply for relief from a weapons disability; to generally prohibit a person from buyingm purchasing obtaining, or furnishing a firearm on behalf of a third party; to provide for the entry of protection orders into the federal NCIC database and LEADS; and to provide for the issuance by a court of an extreme risk protection order. (sub bill added additional changes) Status: State and Local Government 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. Status: Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
SB 219. Senators 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 278. Senators 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
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. Passed the House 11-14-18 sent to the Senate for approval.
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 590 Representatives Vitale, Keller, Hood, Antani, Becker, Brenner, Brinkman, Dean, Hoops, Householder, Lang, Merrin, Retherford, Riedel, Schaffer, Sprague, Thompson, Zeltwanger. Defining when person is justified in use or threatedned use, to provide that a person has no duty to retreat prior to using or thereatening to use reasonable force. Stand Your Ground Status: Criminal Justice Committee
HB 703 Repreenstatives Becker, Patton, Thompson, Retherford, Lang, Dean, Antani, Reidel, Roegner, Henne. To reduce the penalty for a concelaed handgun licesnsee who carries a concealed handgun in a prohibited place and to prohibit public employers and universities from discipling employees or students who lawfully carry a concealed handgun on the premises. Status: Federalism and Interstate Relatipns Committee.
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.