senate Bill S805

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides 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

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Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

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S805 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §400.02, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2994
2009-2010: S2646

S805 - Summary

Provides 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; establishes fees for original registration and annual renewal thereof.

S805 - Sponsor Memo

S805 - 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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