New Workplace Gun Law Now in Effect


Beginning this week, on March 21, 2017, businesses in Ohio are no longer permitted to ban handguns from all company property. Senate Bill 199, signed by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2016, precludes private employers from adopting policies that prohibit, or have the effect of prohibiting, employees and others with a valid concealed handgun license from transporting and storing firearms or ammunition in a personal vehicle in an employer’s’ parking lot. Prior to SB 199, employers in Ohio were free to ban guns on their property, including in parking lots. Read more about this from OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore3/22/2017