senate Bill S9191

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver

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Nov 14, 2018 referred to rules

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1413

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such license to consent to having his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated for certain posts and/or searches over a period of 1-3 years prior to the approval of such application or renewal; defines terms.

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9191

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring social media and
  search engine reviews prior to  the  approval  of  an  application  or
  renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3, subdivision  4,  and  para-
graph  (b)  of  subdivision 10 of section 400.00 of the penal law, para-
graph (a) of subdivision 3 and subdivision 4 as  amended  and  paragraph
(b)  of  subdivision  10  as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, are
amended to read as follows:
  (a) Applications shall be made and renewed, in the case of  a  license
to  carry  or  possess a pistol or revolver, to the licensing officer in
the city or county, as the case may be, where the applicant resides,  is
principally  employed  or  has his or her principal place of business as
merchant or storekeeper; and, in the case of a license  as  gunsmith  or
dealer  in  firearms, to the licensing officer where such place of busi-
ness is located. Blank applications shall, except in  the  city  of  New
York,  be  approved as to form by the superintendent of state police. An
application shall state the full name, date of birth, residence, present
occupation of each person or individual signing the same, whether or not
he or she is a citizen of the United States, whether or not  he  or  she
complies  with each requirement for eligibility specified in subdivision
one of this section, CONSENT TO HAVE HIS OR HER  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ACCOUNTS
AND SEARCH ENGINE HISTORY REVIEWED AND INVESTIGATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-
SION  FOUR  OF  THIS SECTION, and such other facts as may be required to
show the good character, competency and  integrity  of  each  person  or
individual  signing  the application. An application shall be signed and
verified by the applicant. Each individual signing an application  shall
submit  one  photograph  of  himself or herself and a duplicate for each
required copy of the application. Such photographs shall have been taken
within thirty days prior to filing the application. In case of a license
as gunsmith or dealer in firearms, the photographs  submitted  shall  be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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