Ohio: House Committee Passes Duty to Inform Bill

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On March 10th, the House State and Local Government Committee voted 9-5 to issue a favorable report to House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law.  iStock-884221290

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 10th, the House State and Local Government Committee voted 9-5 to issue a favorable report to House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law. It will now go to the House floor for further consideration.

House Bill 89 removes the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop.

Under current law, when a concealed handgun licensee comes into contact with a law enforcement officer, the individual must immediately inform the law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun. Failure to inform law enforcement would result in a misdemeanor.

By eliminating this requirement, it acknowledges a simple human behavior; when pulled over, most individuals are not thinking about the “duty to inform” requirement. Most are contemplating what particular driving action may have resulted in their detainment, whether it be for speeding or another type of moving violation. To add another element in the “traffic stop” process for the driver is confusing at best, and may result in an unintended criminal penalty and an additional fine.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates.


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musicman44mag
musicman44mag (@xman)
8 months ago

It doesn’t matter. When I listen to my scanner, dispatch always tells the officer that the person that owns the car has a carry permit.

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
8 months ago

You buckeyes just gave me one more good reason to not travel to Ohio.

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
8 months ago

There is no duty to self incriminate.

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable (@tvsteinke)
8 months ago

I’m a retired cop. Only a non-cop (or one who kissed ass and quickly got off the street and into a political position in the administration) would think that a duty to inform cops that you’re armed is even needed. Every real cop assumes everyone everywhere is armed. Duty to inform laws only create another trap for harmless people who choose to arm themselves to protect themselves and others.