State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would waive the concealed handgun license fee and training requirement for applicants who are currently serving in or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
House Bill 235 would require a sheriff who has received an initial or renewal application for a concealed handgun license to waive the license payment and allow an applicant to submit evidence of military service as proof of competency in place of the otherwise required training course. This legislation also eliminates the current ten year restriction on veterans applying for a concealed carry license after honorable discharge or retirement from the armed forces.
“These men and women, our veterans, have already received expert training,” said Terhar. “Our experienced military deserve to have their training recognized. This legislation provides our military members and veterans with a sensible process for submitting their concealed carry application.”
House Bill 235 will now undergo consideration by the Ohio Senate.