Firearms Bills in the 134th General Assembly

Bills We Support
Bills We Oppose
Bills Under Review

Bills We Support

These are bills which, as currently written, reduce firearm regulations and expand Second Amendment rights.

HB 12 - ENFORCE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (Sponsor: Diane V. Grendell) To provide for a writ of mandamus or prohibition to enforce a person's constitutional right against a chief administrative officer or elected executive official whose duty is to uphold the Ohio and United States Constitutions.

HB 62 - DESIGNATE OHIO A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY (Sponsors: Mike Loychik, Diane V. Grendell) To designate the State of Ohio as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State and to name this act the Ohio Second Amendment Safe Haven Act.

HB 89 - REPEAL THE DUTY TO "PROMPTLY" INFORM (Sponsor: Scott Wiggam) To modify the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee must notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is authorized to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped.

HB 99 - EXEMPT ARMED SCHOOL PERSONNEL FROM POLICE TRAINING (Sponsor: Thomas Hall) To expressly exempt persons authorized to go armed within a school safety zone from a requirement to complete extensive peace officer basic training.

HB 227 - CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY (Sponsors: Thomas Brinkman, Kris Jordan) To make concealed carry licensing optional as well as make other key changes to Ohio law.

HB 243 - KNIFE PREEMPTION (Sponsor: Al Cutrona) To forbid all political subdivisions, including cities, from regulating the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, licensing, registration, or use of a knife or knife-making components.

HB 297 - FIREARMS INDUSTRY NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT (Sponsor: Scott Wiggam) To stop corporations seeking government contracts from discriminating against the firearm and ammunition industry and infringing on the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

HB 325 - LIMIT GOVERNMENT POWER DURING EMERGENCIES (Sponsor: Scott Wiggam) To prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights during declared emergencies.

HB 455 - AVOID CHARGES FOR CCW IN PROHIBITED PLACES (Sponsor: Reggie Stoltzfus) To provide an opportunity for a concealed handgun licensee or qualified military member to avoid charges for carrying a deadly weapon into a prohibited place if the person leaves upon request.

SB 156 - KNIFE PREEMPTION (Sponsor: Kristina Roegner) To forbid all political subdivisions, including cities, from regulating the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, licensing, registration, or use of a knife or knife-making components.

SB 185 - LIMIT GOVERNMENT POWER DURING EMERGENCIES (Sponsor: Tim Schaffer) To prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights during declared emergencies.

SB 215 - CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY (Sponsor: Terry Johnson) To make concealed carry licensing optional as well as remove the duty to "promptly" inform a law enforcement officer when carrying a concealed handgun.

Bills We Oppose

These are bills which, as currently written, increase firearm regulations and infringe Second Amendment rights.

HB 38 - REINSTATE DUTY TO RETREAT (Sponsors: Thomas West, Adam C. Miller) To repeal Senate Bill 175, passed last session, and bring back the duty to retreat in Ohio.

HB 257 - ENACT EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER (Sponsors: C. Allison Russo, Monique Smith) To allow the seizure of firearms based on an allegation and without full due process of law to prove the gun owner has done anything illegal.

HB 259 - MANDATE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (Sponsors: Phillip M. Robinson, Adam C. Miller) To forbid personal firearm transfers and require all transfers to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require background checks for all firearm transfers.

HB 262 - REQUIRE FIREARMS TO BE LOCKED UP (Sponsors: Jessica Miranda, Brigid Kelly) To require firearms be locked up or rendered inoperable, establish criminal penalties for violating these requirements, and use taxpayer money to purchase locking devises.

SB 73 - MANDATE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To forbid personal firearm transfers and require all transfers to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require background checks for all firearm transfers.

SB 74 - RAISE FIREARM OWNERSHIP AGE TO 21 (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To raise the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21 and to increase the penalty for furnishing firearms to an "underage" person.

SB 76 - REPEAL STATEWIDE PREEMPTION (Sponsors: Cecil Thomas, Hearcel Craig) To give every city, village, and township the ability to enforce their own set of firearm laws and create a patchwork of laws around the state.

SB 77 - BAN BUMP STOCKS (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To prohibit the import, manufacture, sales, transfer, or possession of trigger cranks, a bump-fire devices, and other items that affect a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire.

SB 138 - ENACT EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER (Sponsor: Sandra Williams) To allow the seizure of firearms based on an allegation and without full due process of law to prove the gun owner has done anything illegal.

Bills Under Review

These are bills which we are reviewing or which are under active revision.

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