assembly Bill A1589A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2020 print number 1589a
Jan 22, 2020 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 15, 2019 referred to codes

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A1589 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7065
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§897 & 898, Gen Bus L; amd §7.09, Ment Hyg L; amd §265.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10259

A1589 - Summary

Requires a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation and provide the seller with his or her approval to purchase such firearm.

A1589 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1589

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ABINANTI, TAYLOR, D'URSO, ORTIZ, VANEL, JAFFEE,
  PAULIN, BENEDETTO, SEAWRIGHT, ARROYO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the general business law, the mental hygiene law and the
  penal law, in relation to requiring a mental health  evaluation  prior
  to the purchase of any firearm, rifle or shotgun

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

  Section 1. Section 897 of the  general  business  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  BEFORE ANY SALE, EXCHANGE, OR DISPOSAL PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE,
A PURCHASER OF ANY FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN SHALL SUBMIT  TO  A  MENTAL
HEALTH  EVALUATION  AND  PROVIDE  THE  SELLER  WITH  PROOF OF HIS OR HER
APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SUCH FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-
SION (L) OF SECTION 7.09 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 898 of  the  general  business  law,  as
added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended and a new subdivision
2-a is added to read as follows:
  1. In addition to any other requirements pursuant to state and federal
law,  all  sales, exchanges or disposals of firearms, rifles or shotguns
shall be conducted in accordance with this  section  unless  such  sale,
exchange  or disposal is conducted by a licensed importer[,] OR licensed
manufacturer [or licensed dealer], as those terms are defined in 18  USC
§  922,  when  such  sale, exchange or disposal is conducted pursuant to
that person's federal  firearms  license  [or  such  sale,  exchange  or
disposal is between members of an immediate family. For purposes of this
section, "immediate family" shall mean spouses, domestic partners, chil-
dren and step-children].
  2-A.  BEFORE ANY SALE, EXCHANGE, OR DISPOSAL PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE,
A PURCHASER OF ANY FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN SHALL SUBMIT  TO  A  MENTAL
HEALTH  EVALUATION  AND  PROVIDE  THE  SELLER  WITH  PROOF OF HIS OR HER

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A1589A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7065
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§897 & 898, Gen Bus L; amd §7.09, Ment Hyg L; amd §265.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10259

A1589A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation and provide the seller with his or her approval to purchase such firearm.

A1589A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1589--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ABINANTI, TAYLOR, D'URSO, ORTIZ, VANEL, JAFFEE,
  PAULIN, BENEDETTO, SEAWRIGHT, ARROYO, DARLING -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A.  COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accordance with Assembly Rule
  3,  sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, the mental hygiene law and the
  penal law, in relation to requiring a mental health  evaluation  prior
  to the purchase of any firearm, rifle or shotgun

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

  Section 1. Section 897 of the  general  business  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  BEFORE ANY SALE, EXCHANGE, OR DISPOSAL PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE,
A PURCHASER OF ANY FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN SHALL SUBMIT  TO  A  MENTAL
HEALTH  EVALUATION  AND  PROVIDE  THE  SELLER  WITH  PROOF OF HIS OR HER
APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SUCH FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-
SION (M) OF SECTION 7.09 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 898 of  the  general  business  law,  as
amended  by chapter 129 of the laws of 2019, is amended and a new subdi-
vision 2-a is added to read as follows:
  1. In addition to any other requirements pursuant to state and federal
law, all sales, exchanges or disposals of firearms, rifles  or  shotguns
shall  be  conducted  in  accordance with this section unless such sale,
exchange or disposal is conducted by a licensed importer[,] OR  licensed
manufacturer  [or licensed dealer], as those terms are defined in 18 USC
§ 922, when such sale, exchange or disposal  is  conducted  pursuant  to
that  person's  federal  firearms  license  [or  such  sale, exchange or
disposal is between members  of  an  immediate  family].  When  a  sale,
exchange  or  disposal  is  conducted  pursuant  to  a  person's federal
firearms license, before delivering a firearm, rifle or shotgun  to  any

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