The House Criminal Justice Committee will be holding a hearing for proponent testimony on House Bill 347 introduced by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94). This legislative proposal addresses several problems associated with the enactment of House Bill 12, "Right-to-Carry" legislation, that became law in 2004. This proposal will streamline an already successful law, bringing clarity for Ohioans and law enforcement alike.
This important piece of legislation will do the following: create a clear definition of "plain sight" in a motor vehicle; allow for off-duty law enforcement officers may carry a concealed firearm 24 hours a day 7 days a week (a.k.a. 24/7 provision); create statewide preemption for the regulation of firearms and ammunition therefore avoiding the current patchwork of laws currently in Ohio; and further prohibit journalists from abusing the open records' law.
The hearing is scheduled for January 10, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 121 of the State House. If you're unable to attend, please contact the House Criminal Justice Committee by calling Chairman Bob Latta (R-06) at (614) 466-8104.