senate Bill S3547

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 24, 2017 referred to codes

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S3547 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.01, add §400.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7844
2013-2014: S573
2015-2016: S2442
2019-2020: S2291
2021-2022: S1192

S3547 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate; establishes application and training process therefor.

S3547 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3547 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3547

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  AVELLA,  BRESLIN, KRUEGER, 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.
                                                           LBD02511-01-7

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