assembly Bill A7739

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to local and state law enforcement's access to records of applications for licenses of firearms

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Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 17, 2019 referred to codes

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A7739 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6160
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400 & 400.02, Pen L

A7739 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants access to local and state law enforcement of records of applications for licenses of firearms.

A7739 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7739

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law,  in relation to local and state law
  enforcement's access  to  records  of  applications  for  licenses  of
  firearms

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (e)  of  subdivision  5  of
section  400.00  of  the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of
2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) If an exception is sought and granted pursuant to paragraph  (b)
of  this  subdivision,  the  application information shall not be public
record, unless the request is determined to be  null  and  void.  If  an
exception is sought and granted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subdi-
vision,  the  information  concerning  such  recertification application
shall not be public record, unless the request is determined to be  null
and  void.    NOTWITHSTANDING  THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBPARA-
GRAPH, LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT SHALL, UPON REQUEST,  BE  GRANTED
ACCESS  TO AND COPIES OF SUCH APPLICATION INFORMATION PROVIDED THAT SUCH
INFORMATION OBTAINED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH
SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A PUBLIC RECORD OF SUCH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
  §  2.  Section  400.02  of the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the
laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
§ 400.02 Statewide license and record database.
  There shall be a statewide license and record database which shall  be
created and maintained by the division of state police the cost of which
shall  not  be borne by any municipality. Records assembled or collected
for purposes of inclusion in such  database  shall  not  be  subject  to
disclosure  pursuant  to article six of the public officers law. Records
containing granted license applications shall be periodically checked by
the division of criminal justice services against  criminal  conviction,

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

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