|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S805
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S805 (ACTIVE) - Details
S805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S805 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the registration of firearms PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for the registration of firearms by the owner thereof at the county clerks office of the county where the owner resides, except in New York City. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill incorporates a new section into the New York State Penal Law. §400.02 will state that any person who owns a firearm in New York State needs to register that firearm every year. Along with the annual registration of firearms, there will be other requirements that firearms owners will have to meet in order to legally possess firearms in New York State. The registration of firearms will be done by mail or if you are residing within a city it may be done at a precinct. This registration should include the description of the firearm, meaning any serial numbers on the firearm, owner's name, address and phone number. The location of where the firearm will be located when it is not in use should also be incorporated into this registration. Also note that a ten dollar fee would be charged for the registration
S805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 805 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ADAMS, SERRANO -- 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 the registration of firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.02 to read as follows: S 400.02 REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS; FEES; RENEWALS. 1. EVERY OWNER OF A FIREARM SHALL PRESENT BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE TO THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY WHEREIN HE OR SHE RESIDES AN APPLICATION FOR REGIS- TRATION OF SUCH FIREARM. FOR OWNERS RESIDING IN A COUNTY CONTAINED ENTIRELY WITHIN A CITY, SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE MADE AT THE PRECINCT STATION SERVING THE AREA WHEREIN SUCH OWNER RESIDES. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL CONTAIN A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH FIREARM TO BE REGISTERED, INCLUDING ANY SERIAL NUMBER THEREON, THE OWNER'S NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER, AND THE LOCATION WHERE THE FIREARM IS TO BE LOCATED WHEN NOT IN USE. WITH RESPECT TO A NEWLY ACQUIRED FIREARM, THE APPLICATION SHALL INCLUDE WHERE AND HOW SUCH FIREARM WAS ACQUIRED. 2. UPON RECEIPT OF A SUFFICIENT APPLICATION, THE REGISTERING OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE THE APPLICANT WITH A REGISTRATION UPON PAYMENT OF A FEE OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS FOR EACH FIREARM REGISTERED. 3. A PERMANENT RECORD OF SUCH REGISTRATION SHALL BE MAINTAINED BY THE REGISTERING OFFICE, AND THE FIREARM OWNER SHALL BE ISSUED A PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION POCKET CARD INDICATING THE FIREARM HAS BEEN REGISTERED TO SUCH OWNER. 4. SUCH REGISTRATION SHALL BE RENEWED EACH YEAR FOR A FEE OF TEN DOLLARS. WHENEVER THE REGISTERED OWNER SHALL GIVE, SELL, LOSE OR OTHER- WISE CEASE TO POSSESS THE REGISTERED FIREARM, THE REGISTERING OFFICE SHALL BE MADE AWARE OF SUCH TERMINATION OF POSSESSION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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