senate Bill S2291

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 23, 2019 referred to codes

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S2291 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.01, add §400.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7844
2013-2014: S573
2015-2016: S2442
2017-2018: S3547
2021-2022: S1192

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate; establishes application and training process therefor.

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2291

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  BRESLIN,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, RIVERA,
  SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 requiring persons possess-
  ing a firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 265.01 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of  2013,  are  amended  and  a  new
subdivision 9 is added to read as follows:
  (6)  He  OR  SHE  is  a  person who has been certified not suitable to
possess a rifle or shotgun, as defined in subdivision sixteen of section
265.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, and refuses to yield possession of such rifle or
shotgun upon the demand of a police officer. Whenever a person is certi-
fied not suitable to possess a rifle or shotgun, a member of the  police
department  to which such certification is made, or of the state police,
shall forthwith seize any rifle or shotgun possessed by such  person.  A
rifle  or  shotgun seized as [herein] provided IN THIS SUBDIVISION shall
not be destroyed, but shall be delivered to  the  headquarters  of  such
police  department, or state police, and there retained until the afore-
said certificate has been rescinded by  the  director  or  physician  in
charge,  or  other disposition of such rifle or shotgun has been ordered
or authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction[.]; OR
  (7) He OR SHE knowingly possesses a  bullet  containing  an  explosive
substance designed to detonate upon impact[.]; OR
  (8)  He  OR SHE possesses any armor piercing ammunition with intent to
use the same unlawfully against another[.]; OR
  (9) HE OR SHE POSSESSES A FIREARM, NOT BEING THE  HOLDER  OF  A  VALID
FIREARMS  SAFETY  CERTIFICATE  ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.15 OF THIS
CHAPTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04046-01-9

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