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Ohio "Duty to Inform" statute up for hearing!

Discussion in 'Law & Order' started by ~ZENAS~, Sep 12, 2017.

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    I was just informed that House Bill 142, which is the bill that removes the requirement that an individual who is carrying a handgun with a concealed handgun license inform a law enforcement officer that they are carrying if stopped, will be up for 5th hearing in Committee today. This means this particular bill is making it's way toward the end of committee and could find its way to the house floor soon. Please consider contacting your representative and supporting this bill.

    As always, I will try to keep everyone informed of the status of such legislation. Remember, there are currently 4 very important bills related to concealed carry/firearms/self-defense moving through committee in Ohio right now. Support them if you can.
     
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    In an interesting twist, HB 142 was replaced with a substitute bill at the hearing. The new bill doesn't completely remove the duty to inform, but rather extends the requirement to inform only once the officer asks for your driver's license. This will get rid of those strange cases where they try to argue that you didn't "immediately" inform the officer. It also makes a violation of this statute a minor misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $25 rather than a 1st degree misdemeanor.
     
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    Another update to this bill. Substitute HB 142 passed the committee yesterday with a vote of 9-2. It will now go to the house floor for consideration. If it passes the house, then it will go to the senate for consideration.
     
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    Let’s hope this passes! I always thought this was an unnecessary thing and potentially a constitutional rub.