Chuck wrote:It will have the same bill number once it goes to the senate.
The bill number is HB 142, in its ORIGINAL language
There is a VERY strong push to amend it, weaken it, by reducing the offense to a minor misdemeanor.
The way things are shaping up, it may very well come down to OFCC against the world to get it passed.
Someone needs to tell the OTHER gun groups in Ohio to work with us on this one.
Rowing upstream is very tiring
Chuck, first don't misunderstand me I'm not trying to be jerk here just trying to answer some questions and at the same time raise awareness so with that I would like to respectfully ask a couple of questions.
1) Would you please provide some additional information/definition of "There is a VERY strong push to amend it"?
It hasn't had a committee vote, and won't, with it's original language. If the committee chairman goes against the wishes of the House leadership and votes it out anyway, it won't get a floor vote.
dc3dog wrote:2) "Someone needs to tell the OTHER gun groups in Ohio to work with us on this one." Who would that someone be? and would that one/group include yourself? If yes, it does include you then would your please share your method/s?
Anyone who can get them to listen. Unfortunately, I have been striking out personally, as have been the rest of our team, using emails, phone calls, and various social media private messages.
dc3dog wrote:3) How do you know the senate bill will have the same number? My experience shows that that is not always the case.
Has the senate bill already been introduced? I ask because I'm not finding it.
It is ALWAYS the case, except for those very rare instances when a bill is introduced in both chambers simultaneously , usually due to an emergency.
Here's the way a law gets made in Ohio:
A bill gets introduced in either chamber and gets assigned a number beginning with HB if that chamber is the House, and SB if the Senate. it gets assigned to a committee that may vote it out to the floor, amend it, or kill it. Once it gets passed to the floor, leadership may or may not call for a floor vote. If the bill passes the floor vote, it gets sent to the other chamber, where it goes through the same procedure of committee, possible amendments, passage out of committee and floor votes. If there are any changes (amendments) made in the second chamber, the bill returns to the originating chamber for a concurrence vote. If that concurrence vote fails, it goes to a conference committee of both chambers to work out the differences. If the bill survives all that it goes to the governor's office for signing, veto, or allowed to become law without his signature.
The bill has the same number throughout the entire process
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