assembly Bill A2847

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Jan 25, 2019 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A2847 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2353, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3908
2015-2016: A5864
2017-2018: A2260

A2847 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

A2847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2847

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  FAHY,  ASHBY, STECK -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  requiring  owners  of
  firearms to obtain liability insurance

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  2353
to read as follows:
  §  2353.  FIREARM  OWNERS  INSURANCE POLICIES. 1.   ANY PERSON IN THIS
STATE WHO SHALL OWN A FIREARM SHALL, PRIOR TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, OBTAIN AND
CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAIN A POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE IN AN  AMOUNT  NOT
LESS  THAN  TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACTS  INVOLVING  THE  USE  OF  SUCH
FIREARM  WHILE  IT  IS  OWNED  BY  SUCH PERSON. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUCH
INSURANCE SHALL RESULT IN  THE  IMMEDIATE  REVOCATION  OF  SUCH  OWNER'S
REGISTRATION, LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM.
  2.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE
OWNER OF A FIREARM IF SUCH FIREARM IS LOST OR STOLEN UNTIL SUCH LOSS  OR
THEFT  IS  REPORTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF WHICH HAS JURIS-
DICTION IN THE COUNTY,  TOWN,  CITY  OR  VILLAGE  IN  WHICH  SUCH  OWNER
RESIDES.
  3. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL  OBTAIN  THE INSURANCE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
OF SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE.
  4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PEACE OFFICER
WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM.
  5. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY  TO  CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
on or before such date.