senate Bill S2346

Amended

Authorizes possession of a rifle or shotgun at a shooting range by a person between the ages of ten and twelve under the immediate supervision of certain authorized persons

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2346A

Summary

Authorizes possession of a rifle or shotgun at a shooting range by a person between the ages of ten and twelve under the immediate supervision of certain authorized persons.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2346
S2346A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3524

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BILL NUMBER:S2346

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to
possession of a rifle or shotgun at a shooting range by a person
between the ages of ten and twelve

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To reduce by two years the age at
which one may participate in certain limited sport shooting safety
programs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision a. of Section 265.20 of
the Penal Law is amended by adding a new paragraph 7-f.

JUSTIFICATION: Section 265.20(a)(7) of the Penal Law provides an
exemption to a number of "criminal possession of weapon" statutes,
allowing a person twelve years of age, among others, to possess, load,
and fire any caliber rifle or shotgun when supervised by certain
specified trained persons.

This bill would allow persons between ten and twelve years of age to
possess any rifle or shotgun for instruction under certain more
limited and strictly regulated circumstances. These regulations
include identifying the persons who may supervise and instruct,
requiring that while the supervisor is instructing this person, he or
she may not supervise any other person between the ages of ten and
sixteen, and requiring that only one shell or cartridge may be loaded
at a time.

This bill is introduced at the request of the Genesee County
Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs to promote sporting activities within
families and further promote safe and proper practices in gun handling
and safety.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.3524 -- CODES

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This legislation has no fiscal implications.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect sixty days after the date
on which it shall have become law.

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

                                  2346

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to possession of a rifle or
  shotgun at a shooting range by a person between the ages  of  ten  and
  twelve

  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 7-f to read as follows:
  7-F. POSSESSION, AT AN  INDOOR  OR  OUTDOOR  SHOOTING  RANGE  FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF  LOADING  AND  FIRING, OF A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, THE PROPELLING
FORCE OF WHICH IS GUNPOWDER BY A PERSON UNDER TWELVE YEARS  OF  AGE  BUT
NOT UNDER TEN, UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION, GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTION
OF  (A) A DULY COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, AIR
FORCE, MARINE CORPS OR COAST GUARD, OR OF  THE  NATIONAL  GUARD  OF  THE
STATE  OF  NEW YORK; OR (B) A DULY QUALIFIED ADULT CITIZEN OF THE UNITED
STATES WHO HAS BEEN GRANTED A CERTIFICATE AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN SMALL ARMS
PRACTICE ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY,  AIR  FORCE  OR  MARINE
CORPS,  OR  BY  THE  ADJUTANT  GENERAL OF THIS STATE, OR BY THE NATIONAL
RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION  DULY  ORGAN-
IZED  UNDER  THE  LAWS  OF  THIS  STATE; OR (C) A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR A
PERSON OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY SUCH PARENT  OR
GUARDIAN  WHO  SHALL  HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION IN RESPONSIBLE
HUNTING,  INCLUDING  SAFETY,  ETHICS,  AND  LANDOWNER   RELATIONS-HUNTER
RELATIONS,  ISSUED OR HONORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSER-
VATION; OR (D) AN AGENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION
APPOINTED  TO  CONDUCT COURSES IN RESPONSIBLE HUNTING PRACTICES PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW,  PROVIDED  THAT
THE PERSON PROVIDING GUIDANCE MAY PROVIDE SUPERVISION TO ONLY ONE PERSON
BETWEEN  THE  AGE  OF  TEN  AND SIXTEEN AT ANY ONE TIME, AND THE FIREARM

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05152-01-3

S. 2346                             2

BEING LOADED AND FIRED MAY BE LOADED WITH NO  MORE  THAN  ONE  SHELL  OR
CARTRIDGE AT ANY TIME.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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