Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to insurance
|Feb 22, 2013||
referred to insurance
Senate Bill S3853
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S3853 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S3853 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3853 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance PURPOSE: To amend the insurance law, to require firearm owners, prior to such ownership, to obtain and continuously. Maintain a policy of liability insurance to cover any damages resulting from the use of such firearm. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the insurance law by adding a new session 2353 in order to require firearm owners to obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars. JUSTIFICATION: Injury and death by gun has increasingly become a problem in U.S. and in New York State. In the wake of recent mass shooting incidents in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut; there has been a nationwide attention on gun control and public safety. According to FBI Crime Report, there were 445 firearm murder in New York in 2011 and 517 firearm. murder in 2010. However, there is little attention on the economic impact these shootings have on the victims and their families. This legislation establishes and requires gun-owners to obtain and
2013-S3853 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3853 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 22, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2353 to read as follows: S 2353. FIREARM OWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES. 1. ANY PERSON IN THIS STATE WHO SHALL OWN A FIREARM SHALL, PRIOR TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, OBTAIN AND CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAIN A POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE IN AN AMOUNT NOT LESS THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY DAMAGES RESULT- ING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL ACTS INVOLVING THE USE OF SUCH FIREARM WHILE IT IS OWNED BY SUCH PERSON. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUCH INSURANCE SHALL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF SUCH OWNER'S REGISTRATION, LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE OWNER OF A FIREARM IF SUCH FIREARM IS LOST OR STOLEN UNTIL SUCH LOSS OR THEFT IS REPORTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF WHICH HAS JURIS- DICTION IN THE COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE IN WHICH SUCH OWNER RESIDES. 3. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION SHALL OBTAIN THE INSURANCE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE. 4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PEACE OFFICER WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM. 5. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.
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