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New Law: Ohio Guns in Trunk Law

HomeNews OhioNew Law: Ohio Guns in Trunk Law

December 19, 2016 witnessed the signing of the Senate Bill 199. The Governor John Kasich pursued it. In accordance with the new law the employers in Ohio, will soon no longer be able to prohibit firearms from the company property.

Old Bill

Initially the bill inculcated measures, which enhanced discrimination protections to concealed carry, permit holders. So, it implied that those, which had a concealed carry license, were liable to same protection as the other classes were protected under the Ohio Civil Rights Act. However, this aspect of the bill was removed once; the business friendly organization negated the idea and rallied against them.

When will the law go into effect?

This new law will go into effect in mid-March 2017.

What are the attributes of this law?

  • It prevents employers from ceasing or banning hidden handgun license holders from storing any sort of firearm in their locked vehicles. This is even when the vehicles have been parked on the property of the company.
  • However, this law does not have any impact on the ability of the employers to exclude firearms from their locality.
  • It depicts a notable departure from the law, which is currently being practiced. The latter permits private employers to ban weapons from all company property. In fact, the ban is included to the parking lot as well.
  • The bill at the same time expands the permissible places.
  • It includes the places wherein the permit holders may carry a concealed firearm. These places include childcare centers, which do not portray any signs of prohibiting of concealed weapon. At the same time, it also includes college and the universities, which have permission of the boards of the trustees.

So, here was some relevant information with regards to the Ohio Guns in Trunk law.

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