|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S654
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S654 - Details
S654 - Summary
Authorizes the possession and use of a single shot .22 caliber rifle by a person eleven years of age on a rifle range while supervised at an indoor or outdoor shooting range.
S654 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S654 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to lawful possession of weapons by persons eleven years of age PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To reduce by one year the age at which one may participate in certain sport shooting safety programs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision a. of section 265.20 penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph 7-f. JUSTIFICATION: Section 265.20(a)(7) Penal Law provides an exemption to a number of "criminal possession of weapon" statutes, thereby allowing a person twelve years of age, among others, to possess, load, and fire any caliber rifle or shotgun when supervised by a certified rifle instructor or parent at any shooting range. This provision prevents an eleven-year-old, the age at which one may join the Boy Scouts,
S654 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 654 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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 lawful possession of weap- ons by persons eleven years of age 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 AND USE, AT AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SHOOTING RANGE, THE LAYOUT AND OPERATION OF WHICH CONFORM TO GUIDELINES AND OPERATING STAND- ARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOADING AND FIRING OF A SINGLE SHOT .22 CALIBER RIFLE, THE PROPELLING FORCE OF WHICH IS GUNPOWDER, BY A PERSON ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE WHO IS UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION, GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTION OF (A) A DULY COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCE 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 AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE WHO (I) HAS BEEN GRANTED A CERTIFICATE AS A RIFLE INSTRUCTOR ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCE OR COAST GUARD, OR BY THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THIS STATE, OR BY THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION DULY ORGANIZED UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, OR (II) HAS BEEN CERTIFIED AS A SHOOTING SPORTS DIRECTOR BY A BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA NATIONAL CAMPING SCHOOL. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03512-01-1
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