S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 18, 2012
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to purchase and possession of
rifles and shotguns by convicted felons
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.03 to
read as follows:
S 400.03 LICENSES TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR AND DISPOSE OF RIFLES AND/OR
SHOTGUNS BY CONVICTED FELONS.
1. ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY ANYWHERE SHALL APPLY TO THE
LICENSING OFFICER IN THE CITY OR COUNTY, AS THE CASE MAY BE, WHERE THE
APPLICANT RESIDES, IS PRINCIPALLY EMPLOYED OR HAS HIS OR HER PRINCIPAL
PLACE OF BUSINESS AS MERCHANT OR STOREKEEPER, FOR A LICENSE TO PURCHASE,
CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF RIFLES AND/OR SHOTGUNS.
2. THE APPLICATION FOR THE LICENSE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL BE IN THE SAME FORM AND MANNER AS PRESCRIBED BY SECTION 400.00 OF
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.