senate Bill S2488B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to pistol permit privacy

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Jun 19, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2012 1st report cal.267
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2011 amended on third reading 2488b
Apr 11, 2011 amended on third reading 2488a
Mar 31, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 30, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 29, 2011 1st report cal.266
Jan 24, 2011 referred to codes

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Mar 1, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S2488B
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7
committee
9
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7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 29, 2011 - Codes committee Vote

S2488
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S2488 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9388
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8456, A11716
2011-2012: A1896A

S2488 - Bill Texts

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Relates to pistol permit privacy and makes all personal information regarding pistol or revolver licensees confidential except to law enforcement agencies and to individuals requesting information about a named individual.

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BILL NUMBER:S2488

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to pistol permit privacy

PURPOSE:
To require that when a person, other than law enforcement, requests a
search of the pistol or revolver automated listing under the Freedom
of Information Law (FOIL) that it is limited to a search by specific
name.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, as
amended by Chapter 332 of the laws of 1994, is amended to make the
names of any pistol or revolver permit holders confidential except if
a request is made under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) for a
specific individual by name.
Any requests for the entire list of licensees or for all the licensees
in a geographic area shall be denied except if requested by law
enforcement.

Section 2 - Sets forth an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
In 1994, Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law was amended
by the Legislature to restrict public access to the contents of an
approved application for a firearm license, by permitting disclosure
only of the name and address of the approved applicant.

Before the 1994 amendment, subdivision 5 provided that all information
from an approved firearm permit application shall be deemed as part
of the public record and therefore released upon request under the
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

The law was changed in 1994 to address the concerns that providing all
of the information on a pistol or revolver holder's permit
application could release information which would endanger the life
or safety of the applicant and possibly others. Such information
includes whether the permit holder transports large amounts of cash
or other valuables which would give criminals an opportunity and a
ready source of information to commit a crime against such person.

JUSTIFICATION:
A new abuse of the public access to New York State's pistol or
revolver permit registry now exists due to the creation of websites
on the Internet that contain the name and address of every person in
the State of New York who holds a permit for a pistol or revolver.

As in 1994, the last time this law was amended, there are important
personal and public safety reasons to make amendments to the
information available to the public regarding the pistol or revolver
automated listing maintained by the New York State Police.

As the law is currently written, it allows for an individual to make a
FOIL request through the New York State Police or the New York City
Police for the entire database of pistol or revolver holders in the


State and in NYC. In fact, the Director of Public Information for the
New York State Police has stated that numerous requests have been
made in recent years for the entire database and they have had no
choice but to release the information under current law.

Having this information available online and readily accessible to
anyone creates serious safety issues not only for the permit holders
and their family members but also for individuals who do not have
guns in their home.

Criminals now have a roadmap of the homes that have guns and those
that do not. This can be easily utilized to target homes to steal the
pistol or revolver from the person's address that is listed on the
permit. Not only does this possibly put guns in the hands of
dangerous individuals but it also creates the chance of the permit
holder or a family member being harmed during an attempted robbery.

Also disturbing is the fact that having this list available not only
tells criminals where legally owned handguns are located but it also
tells them which homes are not protected by a person with a pistol
permit. This is once again a roadmap for individuals who want to
break into someone's home to either commit a robbery, assault, rape
or other heinous crime without having to worry that their intended
victim possesses any firepower to ward off the attack.

Clearly, this information in the wrong hands creates a risk to not
only the permit holders and their families but also to their
neighbors and the rest of society. The threat of guns being stolen or
individuals being harmed due to the public access of this entire list
is too menacing to allow it to continue.

Therefore, this legislation will limit the ability of a person to
access the NYS or NYC permit or revolver registry by denying requests
for the entire list or database. However, recognizing that some
individuals may have a valid reason for wanting to know if a specific
person has a firearm permit, this legislation still allows for public
access with a FOIL request. Consequently, to rule out the intentional
abuse of the public access and posting of an entire database or
geographic area of permit holders, this bill will only allow a search
of the list with a request for a specifically named individual.

New York is among about one-third of states nationwide that allow the
disclosure of any pistol permit data.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.8456 Rules Committee/A.11716 Codes Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2488

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, LITTLE,
  ZELDIN -- 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 pistol permit privacy

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of  section  400.00  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  332  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. Filing of  approved  applications.  (A)  The  application  for  any
license,  if  granted,  shall be filed by the licensing officer with the
clerk of the county of issuance, except that in the  city  of  New  York
and,  in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, the licensing officer shall
designate the place of filing in the  appropriate  division,  bureau  or
unit  of the police department thereof, and in the county of Suffolk the
county clerk is hereby authorized to transfer all  records  or  applica-
tions  relating  to  firearms to the licensing authority of that county.
The name and address of any  person  to  whom  an  application  for  any
license  has  been  granted  shall be [a public record] CONFIDENTIAL AND
SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION.  Upon application by a licensee who has changed  his  place
of  residence  such  records or applications shall be transferred to the
appropriate officer at the licensee's new place of residence.  A  dupli-
cate copy of such application shall be filed by the licensing officer in
the  executive  department, division of state police, Albany, within ten
days after issuance of the license. Nothing in this subdivision shall be
construed to change the expiration date or  term  of  such  licenses  if
otherwise provided for in law.
  (B)  THE  DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL MAINTAIN AN AUTOMATED LISTING
OF EVERY LICENSE HOLDER ISSUED A LICENSE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PURSU-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05965-01-1

S. 2488                             2

ANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH LISTING SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE, UPON REQUEST,
PROVIDED, THAT:
  (I)  ONLY  REQUESTS  RELATING  TO A NAMED LICENSEE SHALL BE HONORED OR
MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE; AND
  (II) A REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE LIST OF LICENSEES, OR FOR ALL  LICENSEES
IN  A  GEOGRAPHIC  AREA,  SHALL BE DENIED, EXCEPT TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGEN-
CY"  SHALL  MEAN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, ANY NEW YORK STATE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN
WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE POLICE FORCE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE  AUTHORITY
OR AGENCY, THE STATE POLICE FORCE OF ANY OTHER STATE AND ANY FEDERAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S2488A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9388
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8456, A11716
2011-2012: A1896A

S2488A - Bill Texts

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Relates to pistol permit privacy and makes all personal information regarding pistol or revolver licensees confidential except to law enforcement agencies and to individuals requesting information about a named individual.

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BILL NUMBER:S2488A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to pistol permit privacy

PURPOSE:
To require that when a person, other than law enforcement, requests a
search of the pistol or revolver automated listing under the Freedom
of Information Law (FOIL) that it is limited to a search by specific
name.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, as
amended by Chapter 332 of the laws of 1994, is amended to make the
names of any pistol or revolver permit holders confidential except if
a request is made under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) for a
specific individual by name. Any requests for the entire list
of licensees or for all the licensees in a geographic area shall be
denied except if requested by law enforcement (to include any
district attorney office in New York State).

Section 2 - Sets forth an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
In 1994, Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law was amended
by the Legislature to restrict public access to the contents of an
approved application for a firearm license, by permitting disclosure
only of the name and address of the approved applicant. Before the
1994 amendment, subdivision 5 provided that all information from an
approved firearm permit application shall be deemed as part of the
public record and therefore released upon request under the Freedom
of Information Law (FOIL). The law was changed in 1994 to address the
concerns that providing all of the information on a pistol or
revolver holder's permit application could release information which
would endanger the life or safety of the applicant and possibly
others. Such information includes whether the permit holder
transports large amounts of cash or other valuables which would give
criminals an opportunity and a ready source of information to commit
a crime against such person.

JUSTIFICATION:
A new abuse of the public access to New York State's pistol or revolver
permit registry now exists due to the creation of websites on the
Internet that contain the name and address of every person in the
State of New York who holds a permit for a pistol or revolver.

As in 1994, the last time this law was amended, there are important
personal and public safety reasons to make amendments to the
information available to the public regarding the pistol or revolver
automated listing maintained by the New York State Police.

As the law is currently written, it allows for an individual to make a
FOIL request through the New York State Police or the New York City
Police for the entire database of pistol or revolver holders in the
State and in NYC. In fact, the Director of Public Information for the


New York State Police has stated that numerous requests have been
made in recent years for the entire database and they have had no
choice but to release the information under current law. Having this
information available online and readily accessible to anyone creates
serious safety issues not only for the permit holders and their
family members but also for individuals who do not have guns in their
home.

Criminals now have a roadmap of the homes that have guns and those
that do not. This can be easily utilized to target homes to steal the
pistol or revolver from the person's address that is listed on the
permit. Not only does this possibly put guns in the hands of
dangerous individuals but it also creates the chance of the permit
holder or a family member being harmed during an attempted robbery.

Also disturbing is the fact that having this list available not only
tells criminals where legally owned handguns are located but it also
tells them which homes are not protected by a person with a pistol
permit. This is once again a roadmap for individuals who want to
break into someone's home to either commit a robbery, assault, rape
or other heinous crime without having to worry that their intended
victim possesses any firepower to ward off the attack.

Clearly, this information in the wrong hands creates a risk to not
only the permit holders and their families but also to their
neighbors and the rest of society. The threat of guns being stolen or
individuals being harmed due to the public access of this entire list
is too menacing to allow it to continue.

Therefore, this legislation will limit the ability of a person to
access the NYS or NYC permit or revolver registry by denying requests
for the entire list or database. However, recognizing that some
individuals may have a valid reason for wanting to know if a specific
person has a firearm permit, this legislation still allows for public
access with a FOIL request. Consequently, to rule out the
intentional abuse of the public access and posting of an entire
database or geographic area of permit holders, this bill will only
allow a search of the list with a request for a specifically named
individual.

New York is among about one-third of states nationwide that allow the
disclosure of any pistol permit data.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 S.8456 Rules Committee/A.11716 Codes Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 2488--A
    Cal. No. 266

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, JOHNSON, LANZA,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, LITTLE, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to pistol permit privacy

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of  section  400.00  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  332  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. Filing of  approved  applications.  (A)  The  application  for  any
license,  if  granted,  shall be filed by the licensing officer with the
clerk of the county of issuance, except that in the  city  of  New  York
and,  in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, the licensing officer shall
designate the place of filing in the  appropriate  division,  bureau  or
unit  of the police department thereof, and in the county of Suffolk the
county clerk is hereby authorized to transfer all  records  or  applica-
tions  relating  to  firearms to the licensing authority of that county.
The name and address of any  person  to  whom  an  application  for  any
license  has  been  granted  shall be [a public record] CONFIDENTIAL AND
SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION.  Upon application by a licensee who has changed  his  place
of  residence  such  records or applications shall be transferred to the
appropriate officer at the licensee's new place of residence.  A  dupli-
cate copy of such application shall be filed by the licensing officer in
the  executive  department, division of state police, Albany, within ten
days after issuance of the license. Nothing in this subdivision shall be
construed to change the expiration date or  term  of  such  licenses  if
otherwise provided for in law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05965-02-1

S. 2488--A                          2

  (B)  THE  DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL MAINTAIN AN AUTOMATED LISTING
OF EVERY LICENSE HOLDER ISSUED A LICENSE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH LISTING SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE, UPON REQUEST,
PROVIDED, THAT:
  (I)  ONLY  REQUESTS  RELATING  TO A NAMED LICENSEE SHALL BE HONORED OR
MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE; AND
  (II) A REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE LIST OF LICENSEES, OR FOR ALL  LICENSEES
IN  A  GEOGRAPHIC  AREA,  SHALL BE DENIED, EXCEPT TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGEN-
CY"  SHALL  MEAN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, ANY NEW YORK STATE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN
WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE POLICE FORCE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE  AUTHORITY
OR  AGENCY,  THE  STATE POLICE FORCE OF ANY OTHER STATE, ANY FEDERAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE IN NEW YORK STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S2488B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9388
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8456, A11716
2011-2012: A1896A

S2488B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to pistol permit privacy and makes all personal information regarding pistol or revolver licensees confidential except to law enforcement agencies and to individuals requesting information about a named individual.

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BILL NUMBER:S2488B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to pistol permit privacy

PURPOSE:
To require that when a person, other than law enforcement, requests a
search of the pistol or revolver automated listing under the Freedom
of Information Law (FOIL) that it is limited to a search by specific
name.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, as
amended by Chapter 332 of the laws of 1994, is amended to make the
names of any pistol or revolver permit holders confidential except if
a request is made under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) for a
specific individual by name. Any requests for the entire list
of licensees or for all the licensees in a geographic area shall be
denied except if requested by law enforcement (to include any
district attorney office in New York State).

Section 2 - Sets forth an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
In 1994, Subdivision 5 of Section 400.00 of the Penal Law was amended
by the Legislature to restrict public access to the contents of an
approved application for a firearm license, by permitting disclosure
only of the name and address of the approved applicant. Before the
1994 amendment, subdivision 5 provided that all information from an
approved firearm permit application shall be deemed as part of the
public record and therefore released upon request under the Freedom
of Information Law (FOIL). The law was changed in 1994 to address the
concerns that providing all of the information on a pistol or
revolver holder's permit application could release information which
would endanger the life or safety of the applicant and possibly
others. Such information includes whether the permit holder
transports large amounts of cash or other valuables which would give
criminals an opportunity and a ready source of information to commit
a crime against such person.

JUSTIFICATION:
A new abuse of the public access to New York State's pistol or revolver
permit registry now exists due to the creation of web sites on the
Internet that contain the name and address of every person in the
State of New York who holds a permit for a pistol or revolver.

As in 1994, the last time this law was amended, there are important
personal and public safety reasons to make amendments to the
information available to the public regarding the pistol or revolver
automated listing maintained by the New York State Police.

As the law is currently written, it allows for an individual to make a
FOIL request through the New York State Police or the New York City
Police for the entire database of pistol or revolver holders in the
State and in NYC. In fact, the Director of Public Information for the


New York State Police has stated that numerous requests have been
made in recent years for the entire database and they have had no
choice but to release the information under current law. Having this
information available online and readily accessible to anyone creates
serious safety issues not only for the permit holders and their
family members but also for individuals who do not have guns in their
home.

Criminals now have a road map of the homes that have guns and those
that do riot. This can be easily utilized to target homes to steal
the pistol or revolver from the person's address that is listed on
the permit. Not only does this possibly put guns in the hands of
dangerous individuals but it also creates the chance of the permit
holder or a family member being harmed during an attempted robbery.

Also disturbing is the fact that having this list available not only
tells criminals where legally owned handguns are located but it also
tells them which homes are not protected by a person with a pistol
permit. This is once again a road map for individuals who want to
break into someone's home to either commit a robbery, assault, rape
or other heinous crime without having to worry that their intended
victim possesses any firepower to ward off the attack.

Clearly, this information in the wrong hands creates a risk to not
only the permit holders and their families but also to their
neighbors and the rest of society. The threat of guns being stolen or
individuals being harmed due to the public access of this entire list
is too menacing to allow it to continue.

Therefore, this legislation will limit the ability of a person to
access the NYS or NYC permit or revolver registry by denying requests
for the entire list or database. However, recognizing that some
individuals may have a valid reason for wanting to know if a specific
person has a firearm permit, this legislation still allows for public
access with a FOIL request. Consequently, to rule out the intentional
abuse of the public access and posting of an entire database or
geographic area of permit holders, this bill will only allow a search
of the list with a request for a specifically named individual.

New York is among about one-third of states nationwide that allow the
disclosure of any pistol permit data.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.8456 Rules Committee/A.11716 Codes Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 2488--B
    Cal. No. 266

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, JOHNSON, LANZA,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, LITTLE, NOZZOLIO, RITCHIE, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Codes -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading --  again
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to pistol permit privacy

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section  400.00  of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 332 of the laws  of  1994,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  Filing  of  approved  applications.  (A)  The  application for any
license, if granted, shall be filed by the licensing  officer  with  the
clerk  of  the  county  of issuance, except that in the city of New York
and, in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, the licensing officer  shall
designate  the  place  of  filing in the appropriate division, bureau or
unit of the police department thereof, and in the county of Suffolk  the
county  clerk  is  hereby authorized to transfer all records or applica-
tions relating to firearms to the licensing authority  of  that  county.
The  name  and  address  of  any  person  to whom an application for any
license has been granted shall be [a  public  record]  CONFIDENTIAL  AND
SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION.    Upon application by a licensee who has changed his place
of residence such records or applications shall be  transferred  to  the
appropriate  officer  at the licensee's new place of residence. A dupli-
cate copy of such application shall be filed by the licensing officer in
the executive department, division of state police, Albany,  within  ten
days after issuance of the license. Nothing in this subdivision shall be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05965-04-1

S. 2488--B                          2

construed  to  change  the  expiration  date or term of such licenses if
otherwise provided for in law.
  (B)  THE  DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL MAINTAIN AN AUTOMATED LISTING
OF EVERY LICENSE HOLDER ISSUED A LICENSE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH LISTING SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE, UPON REQUEST,
PROVIDED, THAT:
  (I) ONLY REQUESTS RELATING TO A NAMED LICENSEE  SHALL  BE  HONORED  OR
MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE; AND
  (II)  A REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE LIST OF LICENSEES, OR FOR ALL LICENSEES
IN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA, SHALL BE DENIED, EXCEPT  TO  ANY  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY  OR  ANY  ENTITY ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR PROVIDING SERVICES TO ANY
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGEN-
CY"  SHALL  MEAN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, ANY NEW YORK STATE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN
WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE POLICE FORCE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE  AUTHORITY
OR  AGENCY,  THE  STATE POLICE FORCE OF ANY OTHER STATE, ANY FEDERAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE IN NEW YORK STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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