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35 total bills, 21 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

HB315

Title: Require gun dealers give suicide prevention information

Description: To amend sections 2923.25 and 5502.63 of the Revised Code to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Health

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB316

Title: Get court order temporarily restricting access to guns

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: Health

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB317

Title: Limit how gun may be transferred and require background check

Description: To amend sections 2929.28 and 5122.311 and to enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code to enact the Protect Law Enforcement Act 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: State and Local Government

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB319

Title: Restore local authority to regulate firearm-related conduct

Description: To repeal section 9.68 of the Revised Code and to repeal on December 28, 2019, the version of section 9.68 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on that date, to restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: State and Local Government

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB320

Title: Prohibit dealer transferring firearm if background check pending

Description: To amend section 2923.25 of the Revised Code to prohibit a federally licensed firearms dealer from transferring a firearm while a background check is pending unless 30 days have elapsed.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: State and Local Government

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB335

Title: Require subject of certain protection orders surrender firearms

Description: To amend sections 2919.26 and 3113.31 and to enact sections 2919.261 and 3113.311 of the Revised Code to require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender the person's firearms.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

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HB338

Title: Enacts Mental Health Awareness and Comm. Violence Protection Act

Description: To amend sections 2151.34, 2903.213, 2903.214, 2919.26, 2923.13, 2923.14, 3113.31, 3113.99, and 5122.10 and to enact sections 3113.26, 3113.261, 3113.27, 3113.28, 3113.29, and 3113.30 of the Revised Code to enact the Mental Health Awareness and Community Violence Protection Act.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Health

Last Action Date: September 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB348

Title: Prohibit person under protection order buying/receiving firearm

Description: To amend sections 2903.214, 2919.26, and 3113.31 and to enact section 2923.22 of the Revised Code to prohibit a person subject to a protection order from purchasing or receiving a firearm for the duration of the order.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Civil Justice

Last Action Date: October 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB349

Title: Prohibit possession of large capacity magazine

Description: To amend section 109.52 and to enact sections 109.5731, 2923.191, and 2923.192 of the Revised Code to generally prohibit a person from possessing a large capacity magazine and to establish a large capacity magazine registry.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: October 2, 2019

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HB354

Title: To improve background checks, close gaps between federal and state law, improve focus on mental health disorders and to make an appropriation.

Description: To amend sections 2151.358, 2903.214, 2919.26, 2923.13, 2923.14, 2929.44, 2945.402, 3113.31, and 5122.01 and to enact sections 5502.80, 5502.81, and 5502.82 of the Revised Code to require the juvenile court to expunge all records sealed pursuant to the juvenile sealing law upon the person's twenty-eighth birthday, to expand the circumstances under which a person has a weapon under disability, to specify that moderate or severe substance use disorder is a mental illness for purposes of the law governing civil commitments, to require the Director of Public Safety to create and maintain the weapons disability data portal, to impose certain consequences on specified entities that fail to comply with data submission requirements, and to make an appropriation.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: Finance

Last Action Date: October 2, 2019

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HB368

Title: Enact Ohio Computer Crimes Act

Description: To amend sections 109.42, 109.572, 109.88, 901.511, 2137.14, 2909.07, 2913.01, 2913.04, 2913.05, 2913.49, 2919.25, 2919.251, 2919.26, 2921.22, 2923.129, 2927.12, 2933.51, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3750.09, 3751.04, and 5503.101 and to enact sections 2913.86, 2913.87, 2913.88, 2913.89, 2913.90, 2913.91, 2913.92, and 2913.93 of the Revised Code to enact the Ohio Computer Crimes Act.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: October 16, 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: Refer to Committee: Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: September 24, 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: Refer to Committee: Judiciary

Last Action Date: July 17, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB182

Title: Raise minimum age to purchase firearm to 21

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: September 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB183

Title: Limit transfers of firearms/require background checks

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: September 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB184

Title: Obtain court order temporarily limiting access to firearms

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: September 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB202

Title: Restores local authority to regulate firearms-related conduct

Description: To repeal section 9.68 of the Revised Code and to repeal on December 28, 2019, the version of section 9.68 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on that date, to restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.

Last Action: Refer to Committee: General Government and Agency Review

Last Action Date: October 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB203

Title: Regulate firearms transfers at gun shows

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: October 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB221

Title: Regards firearm protection orders/seller protection certificates

Description: To amend sections 2151.34, 2317.02, 2317.022, 2317.422, 2903.213, 2903.214, 2919.26, 2923.13, 2923.18, 2923.20, 2923.21, 2923.31, 2929.14, 2935.01, 2935.10, 2941.141, 2941.145, 3113.31, 5119.01, 5119.61, 5119.90, 5119.92, 5119.93, 5119.94, 5119.96, 5119.97, 5119.99, 5122.10, 5122.11, 5122.13, 5122.141, 5122.15, 5122.31, 5122.311, and 5122.99 and to enact sections 311.51, 2923.133, 2945.403, 5119.901, and 5502.71 of the Revised Code 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.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: October 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB223

Title: Prohibit devices accelerating semi-automatic firearm rate of fire

Description: To amend sections 2923.13 and 2923.14 and to enact sections 2923.133 and 2923.191 of the Revised Code to generally prohibit a person from possessing trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, or other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm and large capacity magazines.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: October 16, 2019

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