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Senate Committee to Amend Sub. HB274 Tuesday: But Does it Matter?

The Senate Judiciary Committee (Civil Justice), chaired by Senator Jeff Jacobson, has announced that it will have a sixth hearing, and a possible vote, on an as-yet-to-be-seen, Amended Sub. HB274. The hearing will occur on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Finance Hearing Room. Two questions loom large in advance of this hearing: 1) Does it matter? House Speaker Larry...

Toledo Blade: Concealed-weapon bill in danger

A bill allowing licensed Ohioans to carry concealed handguns on their persons and in their cars appeared to be in danger yesterday as time to work out a compromise grows short. One day after convincing the Ohio Fraternal Organization of Police to withdraw its opposition to the bill, the Senate Judiciary on Civil Justice Committee postponed today’s planned vote until Tuesday. The delay sets up a...

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: House might not stay to pass gun bill

The concealed handguns bill may get shot down by Christmas vacation. Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that a full vote on the measure, expected today, won't come until at least next Tuesday because of last-minute negotiations surrounding the bill. But the House is scheduled to end its session this week. House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said his caucus currently has no plans to...

Dayton Daily News: Concealed-weapons legislation debate continues

The conceal-and-carry bill being debated in the legislature has become one of the state’s hottest issues. A Senate committee has been hearing testimony on the measure this week and probably will vote on it next week, said Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Butler Twp., the committee chairman who is negotiating the bill. It had been set for a vote today. The House was to have adjourned this week, but might...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Senate/ Taft lock up concealed weapons bill

Legislation legalizing concealed handguns for most Ohioans was caught yesterday in a political crossfire. Senate Civil Justice Committee Chairman Jeff Jacobson announced early in the day that the concealed-weapons bill won't be ready until next week, rather than today. The seemingly minor delay had big political consequences: The House, which must take one more vote on the bill, was scheduled to...

Press Release: Ohioans for Concealed Carry Strongly Opposed to Substitute HB274

Ohioans for Concealed Carry has completed an extensive evaluation of the Substitute HB274, as adopted by the Senate Judiciary Committee (Civil Justice) on Tuesday Dec. 3. After a full review, OFCC has made official our opposition to Substitute HB274, and called for the Senate to pass HB274 (7), which received a veto-proof majority vote in the House six months ago. CLEVELAND - Thursday, December 5...

Columbus Dispatch: Hot-issue CCW bill may die this session

Senate President Finan and Committee Chairman Jacobson have had since March to deal with this legislation, but chose to play politics, possibly to protect Governor Taft's re-election efforts. Now, according to this Columbus Dispatch story (subscription site - paid access only) they complain that they're out of time. But even at this eleventh hour, they have the time to pass HB274 as was passed by...

Various Online CCW Polls

There is a CCW poll on the Springfield News Sun website in the lower right-hand corner, asking readers "Do you support legislation to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons?" There is also another poll at The Sun News Papers in the lower right hand corner as well. Still another poll can be found at the Tribune Chronicle .

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