assembly Bill A3043

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires proof of liability insurance prior to issuing a license to carry a firearm

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 21, 2011 referred to codes



A3043 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3561
2013-2014: A4390
2015-2016: A6486
2017-2018: A349
2019-2020: A95
2021-2022: A581

A3043 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the submission of proof of personal liability insurance prior to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a firearm.

A3043 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2011

Introduced by M. of A. PERRY, KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  AUBRY,  MAYERSOHN,  PHEFFER,  TOWNS  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring proof of liabil-
  ity insurance prior to the issuance of a license to carry a firearm


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 400.00 of penal law, as amended by
chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Eligibility. No license shall be issued or renewed pursuant to this
section  except  by  the licensing officer, and then only after investi-
gation and finding that all statements in a  proper  application  for  a
license  are  true.  No license shall be issued or renewed except for an
applicant (a) twenty-one years of age or older, provided, however,  that
where  such  applicant  has  been  honorably  discharged from the United
States army, navy, marine corps,  air  force  or  coast  guard,  or  the
national  guard  of the state of New York, no such age restriction shall
apply; (b) of good moral character;  (c)  who  has  not  been  convicted
anywhere of a felony or a serious offense; (d) who has stated whether he
or  she  has  ever  suffered  any mental illness or been confined to any
hospital or institution, public or private, for mental illness; (e)  who
has  not had a license revoked or who is not under a suspension or inel-
igibility order issued pursuant to the provisions of section  530.14  of
the  criminal  procedure law or section eight hundred forty-two-a of the
family court act; (f) in the county of Westchester, who has successfully
completed a firearms safety course and test as evidenced  by  a  certif-
icate  of completion issued in his or her name and endorsed and affirmed
under the penalties of perjury by a duly authorized  instructor,  except
that:  (i)  persons  who are honorably discharged from the United States
army, navy, marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the
state of New York, and produce evidence  of  official  qualification  in

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