Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 24, 2012
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7844
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S7844 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S7844 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7844 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring persons possess- ing a firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate PURPOSE: The purpose of this act is: (1) to reduce the number of unintentional shootings by ensuring that gun owners know how to safely use and store firearms; and (2) to increase compliance with existing firearms laws by requiring gun owners to demonstrate knowledge of those laws. Section one amends 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 subdivi- sion 8 as added by chapter 646 of the laws of 1986, and a new subdivi- sion 9 is added. The proposed legislation establishes a firearms safety certificate requirement. Section two amends the Penal law by adding a new section 400.15. This section mandates the successful completion of a course of instruction by the applicant which shall include: (a) not less than five hours of classroom instruction on: (i) the safe use and handling of firearms; (ii) the methods for safely storing firearms, and keeping children safe
2011-S7844 (ACTIVE) - 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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