The Ohio House State Government Committee approved HB 114 May 20 after the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police endorsed the bill.

The bill requires the Board of Building Standards to adopt rules for the use of a barricade device on a school door in an emergency situation and would prohibit the State Fire Code from prohibiting the use of the device in such a situation.


No opposition to the bill has surfaced.  It was amended in committee to include Ohio’s College and Universities as well as K-12 schools.