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HB 495 - Amends Definition of Loaded Gun - Ohio Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (66-23) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

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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)
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Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
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)
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Title: Amends Definition of Loaded Gun

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
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

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Richard N. Adams (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Adams (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Amstutz (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William G. 'Bill' Batchelder (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter A. Beck (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Blair (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry R. Boose (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Danny R. Bubp (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Buchy (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Courtney Eric Combs (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret 'Margy' Conditt (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rex Arthur Damschroder (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Derickson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Dovilla (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce W. Goodwin (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cheryl L. Grossman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Hackett (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David L. 'Dave' Hall (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William C. 'Bill' Hayes (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Hottinger (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matt Huffman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Casey Kozlowski (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matt Lynch (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Maag (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jarrod B. Martin (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey A. 'Jeff' McClain (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Newbold (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford A. 'Cliff' Rosenberger (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret Ann Ruhl (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara R. Sears (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shirley A. Smith (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Stautberg (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald L. 'Jerry' Stebelton (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis F. 'Lou' Terhar (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph W. 'Joe' Uecker (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn R. Wachtmann (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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