|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to codes|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to codes|
senate Bill S739
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S739 (ACTIVE) - Details
S739 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S739 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, in relation to licenses to carry and possess firearms PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This legislation allows for the holder of a pistol license to carry the weapon concealed. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill removes language that limits the individuals who are eligible to carry a pistol concealed. The section clarifies that an individual who has a license for a pistol or revolver shall be issued a license to carry concealed and possess without regard to employment or place of possession. Sections 2-8 removes the word or and replaces it with and to show that it is both for a license to carry and possess. Section 9 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION :
S739 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 739 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ORTT, SEWARD -- 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 and possess firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 400.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: 2. Types of licenses. A license for gunsmith or dealer in firearms shall be issued to engage in such business. A license for a pistol or revolver, other than an assault weapon or a disguised gun, shall be issued to [(a) have and] possess [in his dwelling by a householder; (b) have and possess in his place of business by a merchant or storekeeper; (c) have] and carry concealed [while so employed by a messenger employed by a banking institution or express company; (d) have and carry concealed by a justice of the supreme court in the first or second judi- cial departments, or by a judge of the New York city civil court or the New York city criminal court; (e) have and carry concealed while so employed by a regular employee of an institution of the state, or of any county, city, town or village, under control of a commissioner of correction of the city or any warden, superintendent or head keeper of any state prison, penitentiary, workhouse, county jail or other institu- tion for the detention of persons convicted or accused of crime or held as witnesses in criminal cases, provided that application is made there- for by such commissioner, warden, superintendent or head keeper; (f) have and carry concealed,] without regard to employment or place of possession[, by any person when proper cause exists for the issuance thereof; and (g) have, possess, collect and carry antique pistols which are defined as follows: (i) any single shot, muzzle loading pistol with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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