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Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 am
by WestonDon
I have a relative who took the certification course way back when it looked like CC was imminent in Ohio. 2004? Before CC became reality in Ohio he moved to Florida and used that certification to obtain a Florida CC license. He has a current Florida license. He has now moved back to Ohio and wishes to obtain an Ohio CHL. He is quite elderly now so I am helping him with the transition back to Ohio. I know that the certification does not expire for renewals but now I see that according to ORC 2923.125(B)(3) the certificate is only good for 3 years for the purpose of obtaining a new CHL. So I am thinking his Florida license is worth squat to an Ohio sheriff (Miami County) and he will have to retake the certification course. I think that may be a problem because of his advanced age, yet I am not at all concerned about him being a danger to anyone other some thug wanting to harm an old man. At this stage of life he is no longer a guard dog but more of an old porch dog with teeth.

All advice from the learned minds on this board is greatly appreciated.

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:31 am
by JustaShooter
To get an Ohio license he will need to take a new Ohio class. However, there is no reason he cannot carry on an FL license, and keep renewing his FL license instead of getting his Ohio license since Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with FL.

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:47 am
by pirateguy191
JustaShooter wrote:To get an Ohio license he will need to take a new Ohio class. However, there is no reason he cannot carry on an FL license, and keep renewing his FL license instead of getting his Ohio license since Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with FL.


Isn't that only good for 6 months after becoming an Ohio resident?

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:14 pm
by JustaShooter
pirateguy191 wrote:
JustaShooter wrote:To get an Ohio license he will need to take a new Ohio class. However, there is no reason he cannot carry on an FL license, and keep renewing his FL license instead of getting his Ohio license since Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with FL.


Isn't that only good for 6 months after becoming an Ohio resident?

For states we don't have a written reciprocity agreement, correct (see B 1 below). For states like FL where we do have a written reciprocity agreement, there is no time limit (see B 2 below).

ORC 109.69 Reciprocity agreement.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/109.69
(B)

(1) If, on or after the effective date of this amendment, a person who is a resident of this state has a valid concealed handgun license that was issued by another license-issuing state that has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the attorney general under division (A)(1) of this section or the attorney general determines that the eligibility requirements imposed by that license-issuing state for that license are substantially comparable to the eligibility requirements for a concealed handgun license issued under section 2923.125 of the Revised Code, the license issued by the other license-issuing state shall be recognized in this state, shall be accepted and valid in this state, and grants the person the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a person who was issued a concealed handgun license under section 2923.125 of the Revised Code.

(2) If, on or after the effective date of this amendment, a person who is a resident of this state has a valid concealed handgun license that was issued by another license-issuing state that has not entered into a reciprocity agreement with the attorney general under division (A)(1) of this section, the license issued by the other license-issuing state shall be recognized in this state, shall be accepted and valid in this state, and grants the person the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a person who was issued a concealed handgun license under section 2923.125 of the Revised Code for a period of six months after the person became a resident of this state. After that six-month period, if the person wishes to obtain a concealed handgun license, the person shall apply for a concealed handgun license pursuant to section 2923.125 of the Revised Code.

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:34 pm
by Jim-in-Toledo
One other thing he may want to think about, since Michigan is not far away.
If he goes to Michigan, his Florida license will NOT be recognized since he is not a resident of Florida.

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 am
by JustaShooter
Good point, Jim. Thanks for bringing that up - reciprocity is very different for a non-resident Florida license than it is for a resident Ohio license. PA also does not recognize a non-resident FL license.

Re: Moving back to Ohio

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:51 pm
by WestonDon
Thanks for the information guys. It's a big help. I don't anticipate he'll be going to MI or PA. He'll probably just go with renewing the FL license by mail.