§ 708-41. Deadly or Dangerous Weapons in City Buildings  


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  • (a) No person shall knowingly possess, carry or use a deadly or dangerous weapon within any city building.

    (b) This section shall not apply to the possession, transporting, or carrying of firearms, components of firearms, or firearm ammunition as defined and regulated by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2923, Conspiracy, Attempt, and Complicity; Weapons Control and Corrupt Activity.

    (c) This section does not apply to law enforcement officers authorized to carry firearms and acting within the scope of their duties.

    (d) For purposes of this section, "city building" shall include City Hall, any building other than City Hall that is owned by the city or any of its boards or commissions, or any privately owned building that is leased by the city or any of its boards or commissions. The term "city building" shall include but is not limited to any building utilized by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District.

    (e) Whoever violates this section is guilty of having a weapon within a city building, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 329-2003, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Emer. Ord. No. 154-2004, eff. April 28, 2004; Emer. Ord. No. 028-2014, § 5, eff. March 5, 2014)