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17 total bills, 6 anti-gun bills,
6 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Ohio Gun Laws

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

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HB49

Title: Authorize concealed handgun license as voter photo identification

Description: To amend section 3501.01 of the Revised Code to specify that a concealed handgun license qualifies as photo identification for voting purposes.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: State and Local Government

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB86

Title: Correct error in definition of "dangerous ordnance"

Description: To amend section 2923.11 of the Revised Code to correct a drafting error in the definition of "dangerous ordnance" that resulted from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly and to declare an emergency.

Last Action: Passed

Last Action Date: March 6, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB156

Title: Grant nonprofit immunity for injury caused by carrying firearm

Description: To amend section 2923.126 of the Revised Code to grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Civil Justice

Last Action Date: March 26, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB174

Title: Modifies weapons law, including concealed carry changes

Description: To amend sections 109.69, 109.731, 311.41, 311.42, 311.43, 1547.69, 2921.13, 2923.11, 2923.12, 2923.121, 2923.122, 2923.123, 2923.124, 2923.125, 2923.126, 2923.127, 2923.128, 2923.129, 2923.1210, 2923.1211, 2923.1212, 2923.1213, 2923.16, 2953.37, and 4749.10 and to enact section 2923.111 of the Revised Code to modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, allowing 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, and correcting the definition of dangerous ordnance mistakenly resulting from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 27, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB178

Title: Modifies weapons law; permit concealed carry without license

Description: To amend sections 9.68, 109.69, 109.731, 311.41, 311.42, 311.43, 1547.69, 2921.13, 2923.11, 2923.12, 2923.121, 2923.122, 2923.123, 2923.124, 2923.125, 2923.126, 2923.127, 2923.128, 2923.129, 2923.1210, 2923.1211, 2923.1212, 2923.1213, 2923.16, 2953.37, and 4749.10 and to enact section 2923.111 of the Revised Code to modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law without carrying a concealed weapons license, expanding state preemption of firearms regulation to include all deadly weapons, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, and allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee, and to amend the version of section 9.68 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on December 28, 2019, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.

Last Action: Re-referred: Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: June 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB240

Title: Prohibit negligent storage of firearm/crime if minor gains access

Description: To enact section 2923.191 of the Revised Code to prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: May 14, 2019

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HB248

Title: Exempt antique firearms from certain weapons control laws

Description: To amend sections 2923.13 and 2923.20 of the Revised Code to exempt certain antique firearms from the prohibitions against having weapons while under disability and unlawful transactions in weapons.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Federalism

Last Action Date: May 21, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB19

Title: Obtain order restricting access to firearms if pose danger

Description: To amend sections 109.57, 2923.125, 2923.128, and 2923.13 and to enact sections 2923.26, 2923.27, 2923.28, 2923.29, 2923.30, and 2923.99 of the Revised Code to 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: February 19, 2019

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SB43

Title: Revise penalty/firearm limit for domestic violence; strangulation

Description: To amend sections 2903.13, 2919.25, 2919.26, 2923.13, 2923.14, 2929.13, 2929.14, and 3113.31 and to enact sections 2923.133, 2923.134, and 2935.082 of the Revised Code to address domestic violence by means of firearms restrictions, penalty enhancements, and a prohibition against strangulation, and to make an appropriation.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: February 20, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB53

Title: Clarify certain firearms not dangerous ordnance

Description: To amend section 2923.11 of the Revised Code to clarify that certain firearms are not "dangerous ordnance" and to declare an emergency.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB62

Title: Regards items that accelerate a firearm's rate of fire

Description: To amend sections 2923.13 and 2923.14 and to enact section 2923.133 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB63

Title: Establish requirements for firearms transfers

Description: To amend sections 2929.28 and 5122.311 and to enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB64

Title: Raise minimum age for purchasing firearms and increase penalty

Description: To amend sections 2151.022, 2152.02, 2152.16, 2923.21, and 2923.211 of the Revised Code to raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB65

Title: Regulate transfer of firearms at a gun show

Description: To amend sections 2929.28 and 5122.311 and to enact section 2923.27 of the Revised Code to regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

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SB140

Title: Permit concealed carry of non-weapon knives; revise weapons law

Description: To amend sections 2923.12, 2923.18, and 2923.20 of the Revised Code to exempt knives not used as weapons from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons and to eliminate the prohibition against manufacturing, possessing for sale, selling, or furnishing certain weapons other than firearms or dangerous ordnance.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: June 28, 2019

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SB160

Title: Provides mechanism for expungement of records of old convictions

Description: To amend sections 2923.125, 2953.32, 2953.321, 2953.33, 2953.35, and 2953.52 and to enact section 2953.39 of the Revised Code to provide a mechanism for the expungement of records of most convictions that, depending on the category of the offense, are at least 10 years old, 15 years old, or 20 years old, and to eliminate the waiting period for sealing a record related to a no bill.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Judiciary

Last Action Date: June 19, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB175

Title: Grant civil immunity-injury, death, loss from carrying handguns

Description: To amend section 2923.126 of the Revised Code to grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: July 11, 2019

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