The battle over gun laws is fought at the Ohio Statehouse every year. Those for and against legislation routinely lobby lawmakers, pack hearing rooms and hold rallies, such as this demonstration in favor of the right to openly carry firearms in Ohio. Laura Bischoff/Staff
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Photo: Columbus Bureau

Ohio gun bills: Here are 33 pending in the Ohio legislature 

More than two dozen bills pending in the Ohio General Assembly seek to loosen or tighten gun regulations. But none of them are likely to see any action before the Aug. 4 anniversary of the Dayton Oregon District shooting since House members left Columbus for summer break and the Ohio Senate has just two session days scheduled in July.

READ MORE: Ohio lawmakers are debating 33 gun bills. Will any of them become law?

Here’s a look at those bills and where they stand:

HB156
Sponsor: Schaffer
What would it do? Give civil immunity to non-profits and people against lawsuits stemming from firearms injuries or deaths.
Committee: House Civil Justice
Status: Pending in House Civil Justice Committee
Last action: 2nd hearing 4/9/19

HB178
Sponsor: Hood, Brinkman
What would it do? Allow anyone to carry concealed weapons without permits or training
Committee: House Federalism
Status: Pending in House Criminal Justice Committee
Last action: 11th hearing 6/4/20 

HB240
Sponsor: Kelly, Miranda
What would it do?Mandate safe storage of firearms and penalize owners if a minor gains access to an improperly stored gun
Committee:House Criminal Justice
Status: Pending in House Criminal Justice Committee
Last action: 1st hearing 10/31/19 

HB248
Sponsor: Powell, Smith T
What would it do? Exempt antique firearms from the list of banned weapons under a disability.
Committee: House Federalism
Status: Pending in House Federalism Committee
Last action: 4th hearing 6/3/20 

HB315
Sponsor: Liston
What would it do? Mandate that licensed firearms dealers give gun buyers suicide prevention information
Committee: House Health
Status: Pending in House Health Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB316
Sponsor: Russo, Sweeney
What would it do? Allow family members or police to seek a court order to temporarily seize weapons from those who appear to be a danger to themselves or others.
Committee: House Health
Status: Pending in House Health Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB317
Sponsor: Robinson, Miller
What would it do? Expand background checks for all gun purchases
Committee: House State and Local Govt.
Status: Pending in House State and Local Government Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB319
Sponsor: West, Miller
What would it do? Give local jurisdictions the authority to regulate firearms
Committee: House State and Local Govt.
Status: Pending in House State and Local Government Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB320
Sponsor: West
What would it do? Bar firearms dealers from transferring guns while a background check is pending, unless 30 days have elapsed.
Committee: House State and Local Govt.
Status: Pending in House State and Local Government Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB348
Sponsor: Miller
What would it do? A Prohibit someone subject to a protection order from purchasing or receiving firearms while the order is in effect.
Committee: House Civil Justice
Status: Pending in House Civil Justice Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB349
Sponsor: Weinstein
What would it do? Generally prohibit possession of large-capacity magazines of 10 or more rounds and require registration of legal high-capacity magazines.
Committee: House Criminal Justice
Status: Pending in House Criminal Justice Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB381
Sponsor: Hood, Keller
What would it do? Stand Your Ground
Committee: House Criminal Justice
Status: Pending in House Criminal Justice Committee
Last action: 4th hearing 6/10/20 

HB49
Sponsor: Greenspan
What would it do? Allow CCW permits to be used as ID for voting
Committee: House Criminal Justice
Status: House State and Local Government Committee approved
Last action: Committee approved 11/19/19 

HB646
Sponsor: Howse
What would it do? Cleveland pilot project on problem solving sessions for youths at high risk for gun violence
Committee: House Health
Status: Pending in House Health Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB647
Sponsor: Strahorn
What would it do? Prohibit manufacture or possession of high capacity magazines, except for law enforcement or military. Limit magazines to less than 100 rounds.
Committee: House Federalism
Status: Pending in House Federalism Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB658
Sponsor: Galonski
What would it do? Require firearms training for school employees authorized to carry firearms in school safety zones
Status: Awaiting committee assignment
Last action: Awaiting committee assignment 

SB175
Sponsor: Schaffer
What would it do? Give civil immunity to non-profits and people against lawsuits stemming from firearms injuries or deaths.
Committee: Senate Judiciary
Status: Passed Senate; pending in House Civil Justice Committee
Last action: 3rd hearing 6/10/20 

SB182
Sponsor: Thomas, Lehner
What would it do? Raise the purchase age to 21 for all firearms.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight and Reform
Last action: 2nd hearing 1/21/20 

SB183
Sponsor: Thomas, Lehner
What would it do? Expand background checks for all gun purchases
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight and Reform
Last action: 1st hearing 9/17/20 

SB19
Sponsor: Williams
What would it do? Allow family members or police to seek a court order to temporarily seize weapons from those who appear to be a danger to themselves or others.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight and Reform
Last action: 1st hearing 9/10/20 

SB202
Sponsor: Thomas, Craig
What would it do? Restore local government authority to regulate firearms.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight Committee
Last action: 1st hearing 10/23/19 

SB203
Sponsor: Thomas Lehner
What would it do? Regulate the transfer of firearms at gun shows.
Committee: Senate Government Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight and Reform
Last action: 1st hearing 11/5/19 

SB221
Sponsor: Dolan
What would it do? Create a voluntary background check system for private gun sales
Committee: Senate Government Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 3rd hearing 12/3/19 

SB237
Sponsor: Johnson
What would it do? Stand Your Ground
Committee: Senate Government Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 4th hearing 1/21/20 

SB317
Sponsor: Coley
What would it do? Reduce training requirements for school employees carrying concealed weapons on campuses.
Committee: Senate Government Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 1st hearing 5/27/20 

SB43
Sponsor: Kunze, Antonio
What would it do? Prohibit people convicted of domestic violence of having firearms.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 1st hearing 4/2/20 

SB62
Sponsor: Thomas
What would it do? Prohibit bump-stocks and other devices to accelerate semi-automatic firearms rate of fire.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 1st hearing 9/17/19 

SB65
Sponsor: Thomas
What would it do? Regulate the transfer of firearms at gun shows.
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 1st hearing 9/17/19 

SB53
Sponsor: Roegner
What would it do? Clarify certain firearms are not dangerous ordnance
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Passed Senate; pending in House Civil Justice Committee
Last action: Passed Senate 2/26/19 

SB223
Sponsor: Thomas, Lehner
What would it do? Prohibit the sale of bump stocks
Committee: Senate Govt Oversight
Status: Pending in Senate Government Oversight
Last action: 1st hearing 11/5/19 

HB335
Sponsor: Lepore-Hagan
What would it do? Require subject of certain protection orders to surrender firearms
Committee: House Criminal Justice
Status: Pending in House Criminal Justice Committee
Last action: Awaiting first hearing 

HB354
Sponsor: Plummer
What would it do? Improve background checks and focus on mental health needs
Committee: House Finance Committee
Status: Pending in House Finance Committee
Last action: 5th hearing 10/16/19 

HB425
Sponsor: Wiggam
What would it do? Eliminate penalty for CCW permitholders who fail to tell police they have a gun when stopped
Committee: House Federalism
Status: Passed House; referred to Senate.
Last action: Passed House 6/11/20

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