|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S520
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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:
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
BILL NUMBER:S520 TITLE OF BILL: 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 SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation amends section 3-0301 of the environmental conservation law directing the department to promulgate minimum standards for a three hour weapons safety training course which will be administered by local licensing officers. After the completion of such a course, individuals will be issued a certificate of participation. Section 400.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to require the completion of a three hour weapons safety training course certified by the department of environmental conservation to be administered by the local licensing officer. The instructors for the safety course shall have completed the municipal police training council's firearm instructors training course and be certified, qualified instructors. The council, an agency within the State's Department of Criminal Justice Services, is
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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