Senate Bill 24 assigned to Criminal Justice Committee
Senate Bill 24 has been assigned to the Criminal Justice Committee. We will provide information on the first hearing for SB24 as it becomes available.
This is a VERY good sign that the Senate intends to move this legislation as soon as the House passes it. Senate Bill 130 was never added to a committee schedule in the last General Assembly, and under Dick Finan's leadership, the Senate only moved on CCW reform after it would be too late for the House to reject changes. This year's Senate President, Doug White, has been quoted as saying that body will be ready to act as soon as the House does, and this scheduling lends clear evidence that he means it.
UPDATE! HB12 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. It is anticipated that this will become THE vehicle for concealed carry reform in the Senate.
Click on the "Read More..." link below for the list of committee members, their concealed carry reform position, & contact information.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE
On record as having voted for the reform of concealed carry/ self-defense laws:
Steve Austria (R-10), Chair
Telephone: (614) 466-3780
Jim Jordan (R-12), Vice Chair
Telephone: (614) 466-7584
Louis Blessing (R-4)
Telephone: (614) 466-8068
Kirk Schuring (R-29) - endorsed by OFCC PAC in 2002
Telephone: (614) 466-0626
Leigh Herington (D-28), Ranking Minority Member
Telephone: (614) 466-7041
A typographical error led to our incorrectly listing (on this page) Sen. Herington as having voted "no" on amended Sub. HB274 last December. He voted "yes". We regret the error, and any confusion it may have created.
On record as voicing support for the reform of concealed carry/ self-defense laws:
Steve Stivers (R-16)
Telephone: (614) 644-5981
Marc Dann (D-32)
Telephone: (614) 466-7182
On record as having voted AGAINST Amend. Sub. HB274. But will they vote for a good bill?:
Teresa Fedor (D-11)
Telephone: (614) 466-5204
David Goodman (R-03)
Telephone: (614) 466-8064