assembly Bill A3908

Amended

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance

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ORTIZ

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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actions

  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE
  • 16 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INSURANCE
  • 16 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3908A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE

Summary

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3853
Versions:
A3908
A3908A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2353, Ins L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3908

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  requiring  owners  of
  firearms to obtain liability insurance

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  2353
to read as follows:
  S  2353.  FIREARM  OWNERS  INSURANCE POLICIES. 1.   ANY PERSON IN THIS
STATE WHO SHALL OWN A FIREARM SHALL, PRIOR TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, OBTAIN AND
CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAIN A POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE IN AN  AMOUNT  NOT
LESS  THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY DAMAGES RESULT-
ING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL ACTS INVOLVING THE USE OF SUCH FIREARM
WHILE IT IS OWNED BY SUCH PERSON. FAILURE  TO  MAINTAIN  SUCH  INSURANCE
SHALL  RESULT  IN THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF SUCH OWNER'S REGISTRATION,
LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON SHALL BE DEEMED  TO  BE  THE
OWNER  OF A FIREARM IF SUCH FIREARM IS LOST OR STOLEN UNTIL SUCH LOSS OR
THEFT IS REPORTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF WHICH  HAS  JURIS-
DICTION  IN  THE  COUNTY,  TOWN,  CITY  OR  VILLAGE  IN WHICH SUCH OWNER
RESIDES.
  3. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL OBTAIN THE INSURANCE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITHIN  THIRTY  DAYS
OF SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE.
  4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PEACE OFFICER
WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM.
  5.  THE  DEPARTMENT  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE
RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO CARRY  OUT  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law, provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date  is  authorized
to be made and completed on or before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07448-01-3

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