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|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to codes
|Jan 23, 2015||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S2442
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S2442 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S2442 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2442 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring persons possessing a firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate PURPOSE: The purpose of this act is: (1) to reduce the number of unintentional shootings by ensuring that gun owners know how to safely use and store firearms; and (2) to increase compliance with existing firearms laws by requiring gun owners to demonstrate knowledge of those laws. Section one amends subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 265.01 of the Penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013. The proposed legislation establishes a firearms safety certificate requirement. Section two amends the Penal law by adding a new section 400.15. This section mandates the successful completion of a course of instruction by the applicant which shall include: (a) not less than five hours of classroom instruction on: (i) the safe use and handling of firearms; (ii) the methods for safely storing firearms, and keeping children safe when weapons are present; and (iii) the applicable federal, state and local laws relating to the purchase, sale, possession, transportation and storage of firearms; (b) not less than two hours of live firing instruction at a shooting range using the type of firearm
2015-S2442 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2442 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEG- ER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- 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 requiring persons possess- ing a firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 265.01 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, are amended and a new subdivision 9 is added to read as follows: (6) He OR SHE is a person who has been certified not suitable to possess a rifle or shotgun, as defined in subdivision sixteen of section 265.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, and refuses to yield possession of such rifle or shotgun upon the demand of a police officer. Whenever a person is certi- fied not suitable to possess a rifle or shotgun, a member of the police department to which such certification is made, or of the state police, shall forthwith seize any rifle or shotgun possessed by such person. A rifle or shotgun seized as [herein] provided IN THIS SUBDIVISION shall not be destroyed, but shall be delivered to the headquarters of such police department, or state police, and there retained until the afore- said certificate has been rescinded by the director or physician in charge, or other disposition of such rifle or shotgun has been ordered or authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction[.]; OR (7) He OR SHE knowingly possesses a bullet containing an explosive substance designed to detonate upon impact[.]; OR (8) He OR SHE possesses any armor piercing ammunition with intent to use the same unlawfully against another[.]; OR (9) HE OR SHE POSSESSES A FIREARM, NOT BEING THE HOLDER OF A VALID FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.15 OF THIS CHAPTER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03185-01-5
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