Ohio House Bill 354 - Firearms

To improve background checks, close gaps between federal and state law, improve focus on mental health disorders and to make an appropriation.

SUMMARY:

  • Expands the offense of having weapons under disability to include additional disabling offenses and classifications.
  • Requires the Director of Public Safety to create the Weapons Disability Data Portal to allow for the collection and distribution of data relevant to state and federal firearms disability status.
  • Requires law enforcement agencies, courts, and other entities to submit information to the Weapons Disability Data Portal or to face sanctions for noncompliance.
  • Extends the date on which a juvenile court must expunge all records sealed under the continuing Juvenile Sealing Law to require the expungement upon the 28th birthday of the person who is the subject of the sealing order.
  • Specifies that a “mental illness” for purposes of law governing involuntary commitment of the mentally ill includes a moderate or severe substance use disorder.
  • Makes an appropriation

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Plummer & Swearingen

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

COMMITTEE:

House Finance Committee

COMPANION BILL:

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-354

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA133-HB-354

BILL STATUS:

House Activity

Introduced in the House on: October 1, 2019

Referred to Committee on: October 1, 2019

Committee Hearings on:

October 2, 2019

October 8, 2019

October 9, 2019

October 10, 2019

October 16, 2019

 

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