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9 total bills, 5 anti-gun bills,
2 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Ohio Gun Laws

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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note: Ohio carries over legislation from odd-numbered years to even numbered years without exception

this is an pro-gun bill

HB142

Title: Eliminate need when stopped to notify carrying firearm

Description: To amend sections 2923.12, 2923.126, 2923.128, and 2923.16 of the Revised Code to eliminate the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism and Interstate Relations

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB151

Title: Regulate transfers of firearms

Description: To enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism and Interstate Relations

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB152

Title: Require hunting license to specify if firearm restricted

Description: To amend section 1533.13 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism and Interstate Relations

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB153

Title: Prohibit imitation firearms

Description: To enact sections 2923.51, 2923.52, 2923.53, 2923.54, and 2923.55 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism and Interstate Relations

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB33

Title: Store firearm to prevent access by minor

Description: To enact section 2923.191 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Accountability and Oversight

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

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HB79

Title: Provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals

Description: To amend sections 109.71, 109.73, 109.75, 109.79, 109.801, and 2923.126 and to enact sections 109.748 and 109.771 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism and Interstate Relations

Last Action Date: February 28, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB122

Title: Permit concealed handguns in statehouse and on its grounds

Description: To amend section 2923.126 of the Revised Code to permit concealed handgun licensees to carry concealed handguns in the statehouse and on its grounds.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 30, 2017

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SB33

Title: Disclose law enforcement data to defendant

Description: To amend sections 2913.04 and 2923.129 and to enact section 5503.101 of the Revised Code to allow disclosure of information from the law enforcement automated data system (LEADS) to a defendant in a traffic or criminal case.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: April 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB81

Title: Revise licensing rules for military personnel concealed carry

Description: To amend section 2923.125 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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