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Please Thank Ohio State Legislators for Voting to Override Governor Taft's Veto!

Friday, December 15, 2006

On Thursday, December 7, the State House voted 71-21 to override Governor Bob Taft’s (R) veto of crucial statewide preemption legislation, House Bill 347.  Tuesday, December 12, the State Senate voted 21-12 to sustain the override, with three Democratic Senators voting in favor of the measure.  This was the first time in twenty-nine years that the Ohio legislature has overturned a Governor’s veto.


Championed by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94), HB 347 will create statewide preemption ensuring that firearms laws are uniform throughout the state. Currently, 43 states have similar laws across the country. Passing statewide preemption eliminates problems for all gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local ordinances such as Columbus’ so-called “assault weapons ban.”

In addition, this legislation will correct a number of problems that have surfaced during the past year for concealed carry permit holders. The most common complaint for license holders has been the “plain sight” requirement in a motor vehicle. HB 347 will eliminate this requirement.

Please take a moment to contact your State Representative at (614)-466-3357 and State Senator at (614)-466-4900 and thank them for defending your Second Amendment rights.  If they opposed the veto override, please politely remind them you will remember their vote come election time.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

State Representative Charles Blasdel  (R-1)     YEA
State Representative Jon Peterson   (R-2)  YEA
State Representative Jim Carmichael     (R-3)    YEA
State Representative John Willamowski  (R-4)    YEA
State Representative Tim Schaffer    (R-5)  YEA
State Representative Robert Latta   (R-6) YEA
State Representative Kenny Yuko   (D-7) YEA
State Representative Lance Mason    (D-8)  NAY
State Representative Claudette Woodard    (D-9)  NAY
State Representative Shirley Smith     (D-10) ABSENT
State Representative Annie Key  (D-11)  NAY
State Representative Michael DeBose   (D-12) NAY
State Representative Michael Skindell  (D-13) NAY
State Representative Mike Foley       (D-14) NAY
State Representative Timothy DeGeeter   (D-15) NAY
State Representative Sally Conway Kilbane (R-16)  ABSENT
State Representative James Trakas  (R-17)  YEA
State Representative Thomas Patton   (R-18)   YEA
State Representative Larry Flowers    (R-19)  YEA
State Representative Jim McGregor  (R-20)   YEA
State Representative Linda Reidelbach (R-21)  YEA
State Representative Jim Hughes  (R-22)  YEA
State Representative Larry Wolpert    (R-23)    YEA
State Representative Geoffrey Smith    (R-24)   YEA
State Representative Dan Stewart    (D-25)  NAY
State Representative Mike Mitchell   (D-26)  NAY
State Representative Joyce Beatty     (D-27)  NAY
State Representative Jim Raussen  (R-28)   YEA
State Representative Louis Blessing, Jr.     (R-29)  YEA
State Representative Bill Seitz (R-30)  YEA
State Representative Steve Driehaus  (D-31)  NAY
State Representative Catherine Barrett    (D-32)    ABSENT
State Representative Tyrone Yates  (D-33)  NAY
State Representative Tom Brinkman, Jr (R-34)    YEA
State Representative Michelle Schneider  (R-35)    YEA
State Representative Arlene Setzer      (R-36)  YEA
State Representative Jon Husted   (R-37)  YEA
State Representative John White  (R-38) YEA
State Representative Clayton Luckie    (D-39) NAY
State Representative Fred Strahorn     (D-40) NAY
State Representative Brian Williams   (D-41) NAY
State Representative John Widowfield   (R-42)   YEA
State Representative Mary Taylor  (R-43) YEA
State Representative Barbara Sykes    (D-44)  ABSENT
State Representative Robert Otterman (D-45)  NAY
State Representative Mark Wagoner  (R-46) YEA
State Representative Peter Ujvagi  (D-47)    NAY
State Representative Edna Brown  (D-48)    NAY
State Representative Jeanine Perry   (D-49)    YEA
State Representative John Hagan       (R-50)  YEA
State Representative W. Scott Oelslager   (R-51)  YEA
State Representative William Healy, II   (D-52)  YEA
State Representative Shawn Webster   (R-53)  YEA
State Representative Courtney Combs  (R-54)  YEA
State Representative Bill Coley   (R-55)  YEA
State Representative Joseph Koziura (D-56) NAY
State Representative Earl Martin  (R-57) YEA
State Representative Dan White      (R-58) YEA
State Representative Kenneth Carano   (D-59) YEA
State Representative Sylvester Patton  (D-60) ABSENT
State Representative John Boccieri  (D-61)   NAY
State Representative Lorraine Fende     (D-62)   YEA
State Representative Timothy Cassell    (D-63)   YEA
State Representative Randy Law   (R-64)   YEA
State Representative Sandra Harwood   (D-65)  YEA
State Representative Joseph Uecker   (R-66)  YEA
State Representative Tom Raga  (R-67)  YEA
State Representative Kathleen Chandler   (D-68)  YEA
State Representative Charles Calvert  (R-69)  YEA
State Representative Kevin DeWine   (R-70)  YEA
State Representative David Evans     (R-71)  YEA
State Representative Ross McGregor    (R-72)  YEA
State Representative William Hartnett   (D-73)   YEA
State Representative Stephen Buehrer  (R-74)  YEA
State Representative James Hoops    (R-75)  YEA
State Representative Mike Gilb   (R-76)  ABSENT
State Representative Keith Faber  (R-77)  YEA
State Representative Derrick Seaver  (R-78)  ABSENT
State Representative Diana Fessler   (R-79)  YEA
State Representative Chris Redfern  (D-80)   NAY
State Representative Jeff Wagner    (R-81)   YEA
State Representative Steve Reinhard  (R-82)   YEA
State Representative Tony Core  (R-83)   YEA
State Representative Chris Widener   (R-84)   YEA
State Representative John Schlichter  (R-85)   YEA
State Representative David Daniels     (R-86)   YEA
State Representative Clyde Evans    (R-87)   YEA
State Representative Danny Bubp   (R-88)   YEA
State Representative Todd Book      (D-89) YEA
State Representative Thom Collier  (R-90)  YEA
State Representative Ron Hood    (R-91)  YEA
State Representative Jimmy Stewart   (R-92)  YEA
State Representative Jennifer Garrison   (D-93)   YEA
State Representative James Aslanides    (R-94) YEA
State Representative John Domenick  (D-95)  YEA
State Representative Allan Sayre    (D-96)  YEA
State Representative Bob Gibbs   (R-97)   YEA
State Representative Matthew Dolan  (R-98)   YEA
State Representative George Distel    (D-99)  YEA

STATE SENATE:

State Senator Lynn R. Wachtmann   (R-1)  YEA
State Senator Randy Gardner   (R-2)  YEA
State Senator David Goodman             (R-3)  NAY
State Senator Gary Cates  (R-4)  YEA
State Senator Tom Roberts    (D-5)  NAY
State Senator Jeff Jacobson          (R-6)  YEA
State Senator Robert Schuler   (R-7)  YEA
State Senator Patricia Clancy   (R-8)  YEA
State Senator Eric H. Kearney    (D-9)  NAY
State Senator Steve Austria     (R-10)  YEA
State Senator Teresa Fedor   (D-11)  NAY
State Senator Jim Jordan   (R-12)   YEA
State Senator Jeffry J. Armbruster (R-13)   NAY
State Senator Tom Niehaus      (R-14)   YEA
State Senator Ray Miller        (D-15)     NAY
State Senator Steve Stivers      (R-16)   NAY
State Senator John Carey    (R-17)   YEA
State Senator Timothy Grendell  (R-18)   YEA
State Senator Bill Harris     (R-19)   YEA
State Senator Joy Padgett    (R-20)   YEA
State Senator C. J. Prentiss     (D-21)  NAY
State Senator Ron Amstutz     (R-22)     YEA
State Senator Dale Miller          (D-23)  NAY
State Senator Robert F. Spada      (R-24) NAY
State Senator Eric D. Fingerhut    (D-25) NAY
State Senator Larry A. Mumper     (R-26) YEA
State Senator Kevin Coughlin     (R-27)  YEA
State Senator Kimberly A. Zurz    (D-28)  YEA
State Senator J. Kirk Schuring   (R-29)  YEA
State Senator Charles Wilson   (D-30)  YEA
State Senator Jay Hottinger         (R-31) YEA
State Senator Marc Dann      (D-32)   YEA
aState Senator Robert F. Hagan         (D-33)   NAY

A special thank you to all NRA members for your calls and emails
in support of HB 347 during the legislative session!

 

If you need help identifying your State Legislator, please use the “Write Your Representative” feature found at www.nraila.org/.

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