Friday Bill Round Up: Bikes, Firearms, and POWs

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.

Firearms

HB 253-Off Duty Firearms Carry 

House bill 253 would permit law enforcement officers to carry firearms off duty in places otherwise prohibited for concealed handgun licensees.

POW/MIA

HB 254-POW/MIA Remembrance Act

This bill would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at certain buildings operated by the state on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans' Day.

Traffic 

HB 255-Township Traffic Arrests 

This bill would authorize a township officer who serves a population of greater than 5,000 to make arrests for specified traffic offenses on interstate highways within and adjacent to the officer's territory and prohibit townships from using traffic law photo-monitoring devices on interstate highways. You can read more about it here. 

Transportation 

HB 250-Electric Bike Requirements

House bill 250 would establish rules for the use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes.