senate Bill S3524

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Feb 24, 2011 referred to codes

S3524 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.20, Pen L

S3524 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S3524

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:
New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3524

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- 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 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.
                                                           LBD07837-01-1

S. 3524                             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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