senate Bill S7844

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate

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Aug 24, 2012 referred to rules

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S7844 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.01, add §400.15, Pen L

S7844 - Summary

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate; establishes application and training process therefor.

S7844 - Sponsor Memo

S7844 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7844

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, ADAMS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, RIVERA,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring persons possess-
  ing a firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 265.01 of the penal law,
subdivision 6 as added by chapter 1041 of the laws of 1974,  subdivision
7 as added by chapter 807 of the laws of 1981 and subdivision 8 as added
by  chapter 646 of the laws of 1986, are amended and a new subdivision 9
is added to read as follows:
  (6) He OR SHE is a person who  has  been  certified  not  suitable  to
possess a rifle or shotgun, as defined in subdivision sixteen of section
265.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, and refuses to yield possession of such rifle or
shotgun upon the demand of a police officer. Whenever a person is certi-
fied  not suitable to possess a rifle or shotgun, a member of the police
department to which such certification is made, or of the state  police,
shall  forthwith  seize any rifle or shotgun possessed by such person. A
rifle or shotgun seized as herein provided shall not be  destroyed,  but
shall  be  delivered  to  the headquarters of such police department, or
state police, and there retained until  the  aforesaid  certificate  has
been rescinded by the director or physician in charge, or other disposi-
tion  of such rifle or shotgun has been ordered or authorized by a court
of competent jurisdiction[.]; OR
  (7) He OR SHE knowingly possesses a  bullet  containing  an  explosive
substance designed to detonate upon impact[.]; OR
  (8)  He  OR SHE possesses any armor piercing ammunition with intent to
use the same unlawfully against another[.]; OR
  (9) HE OR SHE POSSESSES A FIREARM, NOT BEING THE  HOLDER  OF  A  VALID
FIREARMS  SAFETY  CERTIFICATE  ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.15 OF THIS
CHAPTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16408-05-2

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