Firearms Bills in the 133rd General Assembly

Bills We Support
Bills We Oppose
Bills Under Review

Bills We Support

HB 49 VOTER ID (GREENSPAN, D.)
To specify that a concealed handgun license qualifies as photo identification for voting purposes.

HB 86 DRAFTING ERROR (PLUMMER, P.)
***PASSED***
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.

HB 156 CIVIL IMMUNITY (SCHAFFER, T.)
***This is the House version. See SB 175 below.***
To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.

HB 174 CONCEALED WEAPONS (HOOD, R., BRINKMAN, T.)
***INACTIVE - This bill was revised to HB 178 below.***
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.

HB 178 CONCEALED WEAPONS (HOOD, R., BRINKMAN, T.)
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, and 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.

HB 248 ANTIQUE FIREARMS (POWELL, J., SMITH, T.)
To exempt certain antique firearms from the prohibitions against having weapons while under disability and unlawful transactions in weapons.

SB 175 CIVIL IMMUNITY (SCHAFFER, T.)
***This is the Senate version. See HB 156 above.***
To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.

Bills We Oppose

HB 240 FIREARM STORAGE (KELLY, B., MIRANDA, J.)
To prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.

HB 315 SUICIDE PREVENTION (LISTON, B.)
To require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.

HB 316 PROTECTION ORDERS (RUSSO, A., SWEENEY, B.)
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.

HB 317 BACKGROUND CHECKS (ROBINSON, P., MILLER, A.)
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.

HB 319 LOCAL AUTHORITY (WEST, T., MILLER, A.)
To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms related conduct.

HB 320 FIREARM TRANSFERS (WEST, T.)
To prohibit a federally licensed firearms dealer from Transferring a firearm while a background check is pending unless 30 days have elapsed.

HB 335 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (LEPORE-HAGAN, M., BOYD, J.)
To require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender the person's firearms.

HB 338 MENTAL HEALTH (GREENSPAN, D.)
To enact the Mental Health Awareness and Community Violence Protection Act.

HB 348 PROTECTION ORDERS (MILLER, A.)
To prohibit a person subject to a protection order from purchasing or receiving a firearm for the duration of the order.

HB 349 FIREARM MAGAZINES (Weinstein, C.)
To generally prohibit a person from possessing a large capacity magazine and to establish a large capacity magazine registry.

SB 19 PROTECTION ORDERS (WILLIAMS, S.)
***INACTIVE - This bill has been repackaged as SB 184 below.***
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.

SB 62 FIREARM MODIFICATIONS (THOMAS, C.)
***INACTIVE - This bill has been repackaged as SB 223 below.***
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.

SB 63 FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS, C.)
***INACTIVE - This bill has been repackaged as SB 183 below.***
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.

SB 64 FIREARM PURCHASES (THOMAS, C.)
***INACTIVE - This bill has been repackaged as SB 182 below.***
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.

SB 65 GUN SHOWS (THOMAS, C.)
***INACTIVE - This bill has been repackaged as SB 203 below.***
To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.

SB 182 FIREARM PURCHASES (THOMAS, C., LEHNER, P.)
***This is a repackaged version of SB 64 above.***
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.

SB 183 FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS, C., LEHNER, P.)
***This is a repackaged version of SB 63 above.***
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.

SB 184 PROTECTION ORDERS (WILLIAMS, S., LEHNER, P.)
***This is a repackaged version of SB 19 above.***
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.

SB 202 LOCAL AUTHORITY (THOMAS, C., CRAIG, H.)
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.

SB 203 FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS, C., LEHNER, P.)
***This is a repackaged version of SB 65 above.***
To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.

SB 223 FIREARM MODIFICATIONS (THOMAS, C., LEHNER, P.)
***This is a repackaged version of SB 62 above.***
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.

Bills Under Review

HB 354 WEAPONS DISABILITY DATA PORTAL (PLUMMER, P., SWEARINGEN, D.)
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.

SB 221 SAFETY PROTECTION ORDERS / SELLER PROTECTION CERTIFICATES (DOLAN, M.)
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.

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