assembly Bill A457

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2017 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A457 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A214
2013-2014: A5665

A457 - Summary

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms.

A457 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   457

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ABINANTI,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN, MOSLEY, STECK --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GLICK, GOTTFRIED -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  the  safe  storage  of
  rifles, shotguns, and firearms

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 265.45 of the penal law, as amended by section 3 of
part FF of chapter 57 of the  laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
S 265.45 Safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms.
  No person who owns or is custodian of a rifle, shotgun or firearm [who
resides  with  an individual who such person knows or has reason to know
is prohibited from possessing a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C.  S  922(g)
(1), (4), (8) or (9)] shall store or otherwise leave such rifle, shotgun
or  firearm  out  of  his or her immediate possession or control without
having first securely locked such rifle, shotgun or firearm in an appro-
priate safe storage depository or rendered it incapable of  being  fired
by  use of a gun locking device appropriate to that weapon. For purposes
of this section "safe storage depository" shall mean  a  safe  or  other
secure  container which, when locked, is incapable of being opened with-
out the key, combination or other unlocking mechanism and is capable  of
preventing   an   unauthorized  person  from  obtaining  access  to  and
possession of the weapon contained therein. [With respect  to  a  person
who  is  prohibited  from  possessing  a  firearm  pursuant  to 18 USC S
922(g)(9), for purposes of this section, this section  applies  only  if
such person has been convicted of a crime included in subdivision one of
section  370.15  of the criminal procedure law and such gun is possessed
within five years from the later of the date of conviction or completion
of sentence.] Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect,  impair
or  supersede  any  special or local act relating to the safe storage of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03282-01-7

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.