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House Bill 228

General Assembly: 132

Short Title: Regards self-defense and handling firearms   [ Show Long Title ]

Long Title: To amend sections 9.68, 307.932, 2307.601, 2901.05, 2901.09, 2923.11, 2923.12, 2923.126, 2923.16, 2923.18, 2923.20, 2953.37, 5321.01, and 5321.13 and to repeal section 2923.1212 of the Revised Code to modify the state preemption of local firearm regulations and related remedies; to assign to the prosecution the burden of disproving a self-defense or related claim; to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law; to limit the use of the affirmative defense of self-defense, defense of another, or defense of a person's residence under both civil and criminal law; to modify the Concealed Handgun Licensing Law regarding the carrying of additional identification and a licensee's duty to keep the licensee's hands in plain sight; to modify penalties for illegally carrying a concealed firearm or improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; to expand the offense and penalties for unlawful transactions in weapons; to repeal the required posting of warning signs regarding the possession of weapons on specified premises; to provide an affirmative defense to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle for handguns in the vehicle without the defendant's knowledge; to generally bar any subsidized residential premises lease from requiring a tenant to agree to a restriction on a lawful firearm, a firearm component, or ammunition within the tenant's rental dwelling unit; and to exclude certain firearms from the definitions of sawed-off firearm and dangerous ordnance.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Johnson, Representative LaTourette

Version: As Reported by the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee

Legislation Text : View Current Version

Date Chamber Action Committee
5/23/18 House Reported - Substitute Federalism and Interstate Relations
5/23/17 House Refer to Committee Federalism and Interstate Relations
5/16/17 House Introduced
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