Ohio Legislative Update: Dems unable to stop firearm exemption; two regulation bills sent to Senate Government Oversight Committee
❌ HB 86 - Correct error in definition of "dangerous ordnance" passed the full Senate 23-9.
This bill removes firearms more than 26 inches in length from being included in a list of items regulated as “dangerous ordinance” and expressly excludes them from being regulated that way.
The bill had previously passed the state House 76-20.
This was the first scored vote of the full Ohio Senate
✔ SB 62 - Regards items that accelerate a firearm's rate of fire was referred to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee
✔ SB 64 - Raise minimum age for purchasing firearms and increase penalty was referred to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee
The Government Oversight and Reform Committee has taken one vote on graded legislation so far, passing HB 86 (see above) on an 8-3, party line vote.