Ohio Legislation Watch: Gun Reform Bills

Below is information on pro-reform bills introduced in the 133rd General Assembly with information about their current status and what you can do to support them.

SB 19 (Williams) – Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

  • Summary: To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow household members, family, and law enforcement officials to obtain a court order to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to firearms if that person poses a harmful risk to either themselves or others
  • Status: Assigned to Government Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill Analysis: Not yet available
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule a first hearing on SB 19

SB 43 (Antonio, Kunze) – Domestic Violence Firearm Restrictions

  • Summary: To address domestic violence by the means of firearms restrictions, penalty enhancements, and enact a prohibition against strangulation
  • Status: First hearing held in Government Oversight and Reform Committee on 4/03/19.
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill analysis
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule additional hearings on SB43.

SB 62 (Thomas) – Semi-Automatic Rate of Fire Restrictions

  • Summary: To prohibit certain conduct regarding a multitude of items (i.e. parts, components, attachments, devices, and accessories) that increase the rate of fire (but that do not convert such weapons into automatic firearms) for semi-automatic weapons
  • Status: Assigned to Government Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill Analysis: Not yet available
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule a first hearing on SB 62

SB 63 (Thomas) – Firearms Transfers

  • Summary: To require private firearm transfers to be made through a dealer, a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a special exemption, and to require a background check for such transfers
  • Status: Assigned to Government Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill Analysis: Not yet available
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule a first hearing on SB 63

SB 64 (Thomas) – Minimum Purchasing Age for Firearms

  • Summary: To raise the minimum purchasing age for firearms to 21 years of age, and to increase the penalties for improperly furnishing firearms to minors
  • Status: Assigned to Government Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill Analysis: Not yet available
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule a first hearing on SB 64

SB 65 (Thomas) – Gun Show Regulations

  • Summary: To regulate the transfer of firearms at gun shows
  • Status: Assigned to Government Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Testimony: Not yet available
  • Bill Analysis: Not yet available
  • Fiscal Analysis: Not yet available
  • What activists can do: Ask Chairman Coley to schedule a first hearing on SB 65

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