assembly Bill A349

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires proof of liability insurance prior to issuing a license to carry a firearm

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2017 referred to codes


A349 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3561
2011-2012: A3043
2013-2014: A4390
2015-2016: A6486
2019-2020: A95
2021-2022: A581

A349 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the submission of proof of personal liability insurance prior to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a firearm.

A349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2017

Introduced by M. of A. PERRY, KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring proof of liabil-
  ity insurance prior to the issuance of a license to carry a firearm


  Section 1.   Subdivision 1 of section 400.00  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Eligibility. No license shall be issued or renewed pursuant to this
section  except  by  the licensing officer, and then only after investi-
gation and finding that all statements in a  proper  application  for  a
license  are  true.  No license shall be issued or renewed except for an
applicant (a) twenty-one years of age or older, provided, however,  that
where  such  applicant  has  been  honorably  discharged from the United
States army, navy, marine corps,  air  force  or  coast  guard,  or  the
national  guard  of the state of New York, no such age restriction shall
apply; (b) of good moral character;  (c)  who  has  not  been  convicted
anywhere  of  a  felony  or a serious offense; (d) who is not a fugitive
from justice; (e) who is not an unlawful user  of  or  addicted  to  any
controlled  substance as defined in section 21 U.S.C. 802; (f) who being
an alien (i) is not illegally or unlawfully in the United States or (ii)
has not been admitted to the United States  under  a  nonimmigrant  visa
subject  to  the  exception in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2); (g) who has not been
discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; (h) who,
having been a citizen of the United States, has not renounced his or her
citizenship; (i) who has stated whether he or she has ever suffered  any
mental illness; (j) who has not been involuntarily committed to a facil-
ity  under  the  jurisdiction  of  an office of the department of mental
hygiene pursuant to article nine or fifteen of the mental  hygiene  law,
article seven hundred thirty or section 330.20 of the criminal procedure
law,  section  four  hundred two or five hundred eight of the correction

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