Committee hearings to begin again on HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify)

Representative George Lang (R-West Chester Twp.), who chairs the House Criminal Justice Committee, has announced that his committee will hear sponsor testimony on House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 017.

HB 178, introduced last year by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout), seeks to, among other things, have Ohio join the growing number of states which allow "constitutional" carry, or lawful carry of a concealed firearm without a license.

The bill has already been given eight hearings and been passed by the House Federalism Committee last year, after which House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) re-referred the bill back to another committee for further review.

Click here to read the text of the HB 178.

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