S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
March 3, 2014
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 possession of firearms on
property owned by or held in trust for SUNY ESF
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 265.01-a of the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of
the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
S 265.01-a Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.
A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon on school
grounds when he or she knowingly has in his or her possession a rifle,
shotgun, or firearm in or upon a building or grounds, used for educa-
tional purposes, of any school, college, or university, except the
forestry lands, wherever located, HELD IN TRUST FOR OR owned and main-
tained by the State University of New York college of environmental
science and forestry, or upon a school bus as defined in section one
hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law, without the written
authorization of such educational institution.
Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds is a class E felony.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.