senate Bill S739

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that a license to possess a pistol or revolver shall permit the licensee to carry such weapon concealed

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes


S739 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7453, A10502
2019-2020: S682, A1701

S739 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a license to possess a pistol or revolver shall permit the licensee to carry such weapon concealed.

S739 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S739 (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  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


  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
  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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