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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S662
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S662 - Details
S662 - Summary
Establishes additional requirements for firearm license including completion of a course in firearm safety, use, maintenance, relevant laws and first aid and upon approval by district attorney by a showing of extraordinary likelihood of need to defend oneself from imminent danger or death.
S662 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S662 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to license to carry and possess firearms PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to establish a rational set of requirements for individuals to obtain a license to carry and possess a pistol or revolver. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation restructures the eligibility requirements for an individual to carry and possess firearms. Section 1 of the bill amends section 400.00 of the penal law by adding a new subdivision 1-a which establishes certain qualifications to the requirements set forth in subdivision one of this section. These qualifications are: -- A minimum age requirement of 18 years of age to apply for a license to carry and possess firearms. -- Completion of a 15 hour course in the safe and accurate use of a pistol or revolver, the proper maintenance of a pistol and revolver, the laws regarding the possession and use of a pistol or revolver and the administration of first aid to persons injured by a pistol or revolver. -- The satisfactory proof to the licensing officer and the
S662 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 662 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 license to carry and possess firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 400.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. QUALIFICATIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, NO LICENSE SHALL BE ISSUED OR RENEWED TO A PERSON WHO IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF GUNSMITH OR DEALER EXCEPT TO AN APPLICANT: (A) WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (B) WHO HAS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A COURSE, APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN HOURS IN (I) THE SAFE AND ACCURATE USE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER; (II) THE PROPER MAINTE- NANCE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER; (III) THE LAWS REGARDING POSSESSION AND USE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER; AND (IV) THE ADMINISTRATION OF FIRST AID TO PERSONS INJURED BY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER; AND (C) WHO CAN PROVE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE LICENSING OFFICER AND THE SIGNATORY DISTRICT ATTOR- NEY OR ATTORNEYS THAT THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY LIKELIHOOD THAT SUCH PERSON MAY FIND HIMSELF OR HERSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO USE A PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO PROTECT HIMSELF, HERSELF OR OTHERS, FROM IMMINENT DANGER OF DEATH. S 2. Section 400.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 5-a to read as follows: 5-A. APPROVAL. NO LICENSE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER SHALL BE ISSUED OR RENEWED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BY THE LICENSING OFFICER, EXCEPT WITH THE WRITTEN AND SIGNED APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY WHEREIN THE APPLICANT RESIDES OR, IN THE CASE WHERE THE APPLICANT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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