senate Bill S7436

Relates to the possession and use of pistols and revolvers by students of a higher education institution participating in a course in gun safety

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1196
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10204

Summary

Relates to the possession and use of pistols and revolvers by students of a higher education institution participating in a course in gun safety.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10204
Versions:
S7436
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.20, Pen L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7436

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to the possession and use
of pistols
and revolvers by students of a higher education institution
participating in
a course in gun safety

PURPOSE:
To allow for Cornell University students
over the age of 21
to take the Introduction to Handgun Safety and Marksmanship course.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends current law subdivision (a) of section
265.20 of the penal law to add a new paragraph 12-a allowing an
exemption for any registered student of a higher education
institution chartered by the state of New York, who is participating
in a course in gun safety and proficiency offered by such
institution, under the immediate supervision, guidance, and
instruction of a person specified in paragraph seven of subdivision
(a).

EXISTING LAW:
Existing law allows for a youth exemption for anyone
under the age of 21.

JUSTIFICATION:
To encourage proper operation of handguns in New York
State, a safety and marksmanship course teaches skills to interested
students that will aid in safe firearm handling for a lifetime. As
students under the age of 21 are already allowed to take these types
of courses, exempting older students from restriction will enable
them, also, to receive this important training.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7436

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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 the possession and use  of
  pistols  and  revolvers  by students of a higher education institution
  participating in a course in gun safety

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended
by adding a new paragraph 12-a to read as follows:
  12-A.  POSSESSION  AND  USE  OF  A PISTOL OR REVOLVER, AT AN INDOOR OR
OUTDOOR SHOOTING RANGE, BY A REGISTERED STUDENT OF  A  HIGHER  EDUCATION
INSTITUTION  CHARTERED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN
A COURSE IN GUN SAFETY AND  PROFICIENCY  OFFERED  BY  SUCH  INSTITUTION,
UNDER  THE  IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION, GUIDANCE, AND INSTRUCTION OF A PERSON
SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15865-01-2

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