senate Bill S5704

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
May 29, 2015 referred to codes


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S5704 - Details

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Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง400.00 & 400.02, Pen L

S5704 - Summary

Relates to licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms; requires recordkeeping by the division of criminal justice services.

S5704 - Sponsor Memo

S5704 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2015

  -- 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 licenses to carry,
  possess, repair and dispose of firearms


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a) of subdivision 3, subdivision 4, paragraph
(a) of subdivision 5 and subdivisions 7, 9, 10, 16-a and 16-b of section
400.00 of the penal law, paragraph (a) of subdivision 3, subdivision  4,
paragraph  (a) of subdivision 5 and subdivisions 9 and 10 as amended and
subdivisions 16-a and 16-b as added by chapter 1 of the  laws  of  2013,
paragraph  (a-1)  of subdivision 16-a as added by chapter 98 of the laws
of 2013, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) Applications shall be made and renewed, in the case of  a  license
to  carry  or  possess a pistol or revolver, to the licensing officer in
the city or county, as the case may be, where the applicant resides,  is
principally  employed  or  has his or her principal place of business as
merchant or storekeeper; and, in the case of a license  as  gunsmith  or
dealer  in  firearms, to the licensing officer where such place of busi-
ness is located. Blank applications shall, except in  the  city  of  New
York,  be  approved  as  to form by the [superintendent of state police]
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. An application  shall  state  the
full  name,  date of birth, residence, present occupation of each person
or individual signing the same, whether or not he or she is a citizen of
the United States, whether or not he or she complies with each  require-
ment  for  eligibility  specified in subdivision one of this section and
such other facts as may be required to show the good  character,  compe-
tency  and  integrity  of each person or individual signing the applica-
tion. An application shall be signed and verified by the applicant. Each
individual signing an application shall submit one photograph of himself

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


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