senate Bill S6220B
(R, C, IP) 48th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Removes the provision that requires certain firearms dealers to renew their licenses every six years.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the penal law, in relation to firearms dealers
To remove the requirement, certain gun dealers reapply for a license
every six years.
Section 1 amends Paragraph 10 of Section 400 of the penal law to
repeal the requirement gunsmith or dealers in firearms, in counties
having a population of less than two hundred thousand inhabitants,
submit photographs and fingerprints on renewal applications at six
Section 2 provides the enacting clause.
Every six years in a county with less than two hundred thousand
inhabitants, a firearms dealer or gunsmith who has not changed title
of ownership, location, or any circumstance under which their
original application was accepted, is required to submit photographs
and fingerprints along with a new application.
This small business mandate is arbitrary, time consuming, and costly
to both the owner and the State.
This bill repeals the requirement gunsmith or dealers in firearms, in
counties having a population of less than two hundred thousand
inhabitants, submit photographs and fingerprints on renewal
applications at six year intervals.
Licensed gunsmith or dealers in firearms will continue to be held
accountable by the same standards as counties with more than two
hundred thousand inhabitants. By removing this mandate, we offer some
relief to licensed gunsmiths and firearms dealers.
While significant cost savings will be realized by firearms dealers,
some cost savings will also be realized by the State as staff time on
renewal applications is lessened.
This act shall take effect immediately.
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