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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ohio Measure Would Smooth Out Carry Permit Disclosure Law

A measure that would reform the requirement that an Ohio concealed-carry permit holder notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law-enforcement purpose has passed the state House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations.

Substitute House Bill 142 clearly specifies that the licensee, upon being stopped by an officer for a law enforcement purpose, is only required to present the carry license or verbally notify once requested to present their driver’s license. By clarifying this disclosure requirement, it gives motorists a clear set of steps to follow when stopped by law enforcement. 

The substitute bill also lowers the penalty to a minor misdemeanor, eliminates the possibility of a suspended license or imprisonment, and reduces the fine to $25 or less.

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Ohio gun owners are urged to contact their state representative and ask him or her to support HB 142. To contact your representative directly, click here.