senate Bill S520

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a safety course requirement for firearm license

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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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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S520 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §3-0301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3597

S520 - Summary

Establishes a three-hour safety course, developed by the municipal police training council, which shall be completed by an applicant prior to the issuance of a license to possess a pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun; provides that a license for a firearm shall not be issued until a certificate of participation in such course is submitted to the licensing agency or officer.

S520 - Sponsor Memo

S520 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   520

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, HUNTLEY, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the environmental conservation law, in
  relation to requiring completion of a gun safety course as a condition
  for a license to possess a pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun

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

  Section 1.  Section 400.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. SAFETY COURSE REQUIREMENT. (A) ANYWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE A
LICENSE  IS  REQUIRED  TO  CARRY OR POSSESS A PISTOL, REVOLVER, RIFLE OR
SHOTGUN, COMPLETION OF A THREE  HOUR  WEAPONS  SAFETY  TRAINING  COURSE,
CERTIFIED  BY  THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND ADMINIS-
TERED BY THE LOCAL LICENSING OFFICER, SHALL BE  A  PREREQUISITE  TO  THE
ISSUANCE  OF  SUCH  LICENSE.  OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK, NO DEALER IN
FIREARMS SHALL SELL A  RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN,  WITHOUT  RETAINING  FOR  THE
RECORDS  OF  SUCH  ESTABLISHMENT,  A  COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF PARTIC-
IPATION IN A CERTIFIED WEAPONS SAFETY TRAINING COURSE OR A COPY OF A NEW
YORK RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION AND CURRENTLY VALID FOR HUNTING WITH A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, OF
ANY INDIVIDUAL PURCHASING SUCH A WEAPON. FAILURE OF A DEALER IN FIREARMS
TO  RETAIN  A  COPY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION OR HUNTING LICENSE
REQUIRED TO BE RETAINED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL CONSTITUTE A
VIOLATION, PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL FINE OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  (B) INSTRUCTORS FOR THE COURSE  SHALL  HAVE  COMPLETED  THE  MUNICIPAL
POLICE  TRAINING  COUNCIL'S  FIREARM  INSTRUCTOR  TRAINING COURSE AND BE
CERTIFIED AS QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS OF SUCH PROGRAMS.
  (C) THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE FOR TAKING SUCH A  COURSE  SHALL  BE  ESTAB-
LISHED  BY THE MUNICIPALITY ADMINISTERING THE COURSE WHICH SHALL DEPOSIT

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

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