HB142 (Repeal LEO notification) scheduled for 5th hearing in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be holding a 5th hearing on Rep. Scott Wiggam's HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification) on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 115.

The committee will be considering a substitute bill that is slated to be introduced.

In its original form, House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed carry licensee must "promptly inform" an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. In 2015, a study by ConcealedNation.org revealed that Ohio was in a vast minority of states that makes such a requirement of concealed handgun license-holders.

Stay tuned for updates on the substitute language.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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