Ohio Legislative Update: Dems unable to stop firearm exemption; two regulation bills sent to Senate Government Oversight Committee

Scored Votes:

❌ 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

Committee Referrals

✔ 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.

Ohio Legislative Update: 3/6/19

Committee Assignments

Government Oversight and Reform

❌ HB 86 - Correct error in definition of "dangerous ordnance"

HB 86 passed the full House in February

✔ SB 62 - Regards items that accelerate a firearm's rate of fire

✔ SB 63 - Establish requirements for firearms transfers

✔ SB 64 - Raise minimum age for purchasing firearms and increase penalty

✔ SB 65 - Regulate transfer of firearms at a gun show

Republicans have an 8-3 advantage on the committee.

2/28/19 - Graded Votes

Tracked legislation LEAP Forward has scored over the past 24 hours

United States HR 8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Scored in support

Passed the full House 240-190-2 (Yeas 232 Ds, 8 Rs; Nays 2 Ds, 188 Rs, Other 1 D, 1 R)

Montana SB 304: Allows legislators to concealed carry on state property. Scored in opposition.

Passed the full Senate 30-20-0 (Yeas: 30 Rs, 0 Ds; Nays 0 Rs, 20 Ds.)

Ohio HB 86: Removes certain firearms from being regulated as “dangerous ordinance.” Scored in opposition

Passed the full House 76-20-0 (Yeas: 59 Rs, 17 Ds; Nays 0 Rs, 20 Ds.)

Oklahoma HB 2597: Permitless Carry. Scored in opposition.

Passed the full Senate 40-5-2 (Yeas: 38 Rs, 2 Ds; Nays 0 Rs, 5 Ds; Other 1 R, 1 D)

South Dakota SB 115: Concealed carry in the state capitol. Scored in opposition.

Passed the House State Affairs Committee 8-4-1 (Yeas 8 Rs, 0 Ds; Nays 2 Rs, 2 Ds; Other 1R)

Utah HB 17: Directs the creation of a firearm safety and suicide prevention video in conjunction with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Scored in support.

Passed the full House 65-4-5 (Yeas: 49 Rs, 16 Ds; Nays: 4 Rs, 0 Ds; Other: 5 Rs, 0 Ds)