Dayton Daily News: Concealed-carry debate to begin anew
COLUMBUS | Lawmakers will once again take aim at passing legislation to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons in their purses, jackets, cars and elsewhere. But this time the debate isn't expected to drag on for two years.
The Ohio House will begin hearings today on House Bill 12, which is essentially the same legislation that passed the House last year before undergoing major revisions in the Senate.
Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, said he expects the Senate could adopt its version of the bill six weeks later. The House and Senate would then have to work out any differences in conference committee, he said.
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OFCC PAC Commentary:
Obviously, further hearings in the House, and new Senate hearings, are likely to occur frequently over the next ten weeks.
Typically the first House hearing after Sponsor testimony is "Proponent", the second hearing typically is reserved for opponents. Following hearings are open to everyone, including people who are merely "interested parties".
If you can go to just one hearing in the House and Senate (or just one total) your presence would be greatly appreciated. If you don't want to speak publicly, be advised that written testimony is accepted, and you can show up wearing OFCC Shirts so everyone present knows what side you're supporting. Car pooling with your friends is highly suggested!