senate Bill S4868

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Mar 28, 2019 referred to insurance

S4868 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2353, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3853
2015-2016: S2683
2017-2018: S2857

S4868 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars.

S4868 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4868 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4868

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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 ONE MILLION DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY DAMAGES RESULT-
ING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL 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 OFFI-
CER, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL  PROCEDURE  LAW,  POLICE
OFFICER,  AS  DEFINED  IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, OR ANY MEMBER OF THE MILITARY WHO IS ON  "ACTIVE
DUTY" OR "IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES" AS DEFINED IN
SECTION ONE OF THE MILITARY LAW, WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06616-02-9

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