On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 17 and sent it to Governor Kasich. SB 17, if it becomes law, will allow a concealed handgun licensee to be armed in an establishment with a Class D liquor permit to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption, as long as the licensee is not consuming alcohol nor under the influence. Currently it's a felony to bring a gun into such an establishment. The governor can sign the bill, veto it, or do nothing in which case, in ten days it becomes law without his signature. If you live in Ohio, please go to http://governor.ohio.gov/ShareYourIdeas.aspx and respectfully ask Gov. Kasich to sign SB 17 or allow it to become law without his signature. In Ohio a bill becomes effective ninety days after it becomes law.