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HB 495 - Amends Definition of Loaded Gun - Key Vote

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William Batchelder voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (66-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that amends the definition of an unloaded gun within a vehicle and authorizes firearms inside locked vehicles at the state capital and Riffe Center parking garages.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of an unloaded firearm within a vehicle to allow an ammunition-containing magazine or speed loader to be present in the following locations, whereas current law prohibits ammunition from being present anywhere in a vehicle (Sec. 1):
    • Stored in a compartment within the vehicle that cannot be accessed without leaving the vehicle; or
    • Stored in a container within the vehicle that provides a complete and separate enclosure from the firearm.
  • Exempts an individual with a valid concealed handgun license from the provisions of this bill, who may store one or more magazines containing ammunition anywhere in a vehicle (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to possess, store, or leave a firearm in a locked motor vehicle that is parked in the underground parking garage at the state capitol building and the Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus, provided the individual is allowed to possess and transport the firearm (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (26-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the definition of an unloaded gun within a vehicle and authorizes firearms inside locked vehicles at the state capital and Riffe Center parking garages.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of an unloaded firearm within a vehicle to allow an ammunition-containing magazine or speed loader to be present in the following locations, whereas current law prohibits ammunition from being present anywhere in a vehicle (Sec. 1):
    • Stored in a compartment within the vehicle that cannot be accessed without leaving the vehicle; or
    • Stored in a container within the vehicle that provides a complete and separate enclosure from the firearm.
  • Exempts an individual with a valid concealed handgun license from the provisions of this bill, who may store one or more magazines containing ammunition anywhere in a vehicle (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to possess, store, or leave a firearm in a locked motor vehicle that is parked in the underground parking garage at the state capitol building and the Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus, provided the individual is allowed to possess and transport the firearm (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the definition of a loaded gun.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with a concealed carry license to have a loaded magazine in his or her vehicle (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that an unloaded gun is a firearm that meets certain criteria including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • The gun does not contain any ammunition; and
    • The gun is uncapped or the priming charge is removed from the pin for firearms that use a percussion cap, flintlock, or other ignition system.
  • Authorizes the recognition of concealed handgun licenses issued by other states (Sec. 1).
  • Repeals the requirement to have a renewed competency certification for second or subsequent renewals of a concealed handgun license (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

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