Senate Bill S4017

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes children 10 years of age or older to load and fire a rifle, shotgun or pistol at a shooting range while under the supervision of a qualified person

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S4017 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4058
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10719
2013-2014: A182
2015-2016: A1623
2017-2018: A4699
2019-2020: A5440
2021-2022: A4038
2023-2024: A4727

2011-S4017 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes children 10 years of age or older to load and fire a rifle, shotgun or pistol at a shooting range while under the supervision of a qualified person; increases from 18 to 21 years of age the minimum age of a person who may be designated in writing by the parent or guardian of a child to supervise such child while he or she is shooting.

2011-S4017 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S4017 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4017

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  BONACIC, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, SEWARD --
  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 lowering from 12 years to
  10 years the minimum age of a child authorized to engage in supervised
  loading and firing of rifles, shotguns  and  pistols,  and  increasing
  from 18 years to 21 years the minimum age of the designated supervisor
  of such a child

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs 7, 7-c and  7-d  of  subdivision  a  of  section
265.20  of  the  penal law, paragraph 7 as amended by chapter 180 of the
laws of 1998, and paragraphs 7-c and 7-d as added by chapter 651 of  the
laws of 1996, are amended to read as follows:
  7.  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 sixteen years of age but not under
[twelve] 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] TWENTY-ONE 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
conservation; or (d) an agent of the department of environmental conser-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09333-01-1
              

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