senate Bill S3031

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that restrictions regarding the carrying of concealed weapons and licenses therefor shall be by statute only

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 28, 2013 referred to codes


S3031 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7910, A5590
2011-2012: S2361, A5117
2015-2016: S2614, A6220
2017-2018: S3961
2019-2020: S3931

S3031 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that restrictions regarding the carrying of concealed weapons and licenses therefor shall be by statute only.

S3031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  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  restrictions  imposed  by
  statute regarding the carrying of concealed weapons


  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of  section  400.00  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  189  of  the  laws  of 2000, is amended to read as
  2. Types of licenses. A license for gunsmith  or  dealer  in  firearms
shall  be  issued  to engage in such business. A license for a pistol or
revolver, other than an assault weapon or  a  disguised  gun,  shall  be
issued  to  (a)  have  and possess in his dwelling by a householder; (b)
have and possess in his place of business by a merchant or  storekeeper;
(c)  have  and carry concealed while so employed by a messenger employed
by a  banking  institution  or  express  company;  (d)  have  and  carry
concealed by a justice of the supreme court in the first or second judi-
cial  departments, or by a judge of the New York city civil court or the
New York city criminal court; (e) have  and  carry  concealed  while  so
employed by a regular employee of an institution of the state, or of any
county,  city,  town  or  village,  under  control  of a commissioner of
correction of the city or any warden, superintendent or head  keeper  of
any state prison, penitentiary, workhouse, county jail or other institu-
tion  for the detention of persons convicted or accused of crime or held
as witnesses in criminal cases, provided that application is made there-
for by such commissioner, warden, superintendent  or  head  keeper;  (f)
have  and  carry  concealed,  without  regard  to employment or place of
possession, by any person when proper  cause  exists  for  the  issuance
possess, collect and carry antique pistols which are defined as follows:
(i) any single shot, muzzle loading pistol with a matchlock,  flintlock,

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


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